Tinariwen Releasing Acoustic EP, Returning in November for Anti-Thesis

One of the best shows I’ve been to this year was Tinariwen’s over at Brooklyn Bowl in March. The desert dwellers from Mali had just released an album, Emmaar, then. The music, scorched and mellow, really shines live with a full band featuring exotic instruments, garb and dance. The group has just revealed that they will be releasing a new acoustic EP in a week’s time, Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions, which was recorded over in California’s arid climes. I’m pleased to provide a preview stream of it in full below.

The band are embarking on a tour in support of it which begins in America’s west and terminates here at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple on November 10th for an exciting event dubbed “Anti-Thesis“, which will feature Tinariwen along with another of my favorites, The Antlers. Daniel Lanois curates and will perform as well. Lonnie Holley rounds out the bill. It’s shaping up to be a very unique event as 2014’s close approaches.


Oct 18  “Moon Block Party Festival”     Pomona, CA
Oct 21  The Bunkhouse Salon     Las Vegas, NV
Oct 22  Belly Up Tavern     Solana Beach, CA
Oct 25  Luckman Fine Arts Complex     Los Angeles, CA
Oct 26  Campbell Hall  Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 27  The Chapel  San Francisco, CA
Oct 28  John Van Duzer Theatre  Arcata, CA
Oct 29  City Winery Napa  Napa, CA
Oct 30  Loma Vista Gardens-Big Sur     Big Sur, CA
Nov 01  191 Toole  Tucson, AZ
Nov 02  The Orpheum  Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 03  Skylight     Santa Fe, NM
Nov 06  Granada Theater  Dallas, TX
Nov 07  The Studio @ Warehouse Live  Houston, TX
Nov 09  FUN FUN FUN FEST  Austin, TX
Nov 10  Anti-thesis @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple  New York, NY