Indie band Fol Chen, featuring GLAAD Media Award winner Patrik-Ian Polk, kicks off a summer tour with its first show tonight in Los Angeles.
LA Weekly called Fol Chen "LA's best new band" last year after the release of their first CD, Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made. Their second CD, Part II: The New December was just released today and is again an LA Weekly music pick, described as "deliciously cut-up, electro chamber-pop." Patrik-Ian Polk is the writer/director of Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, which received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film-Limited Release in 2009.
Fol Chen joins bands like Block Party and Green Day who have an openly LGBT front men. Tonight’s CD release show will take place at 10 pm in Los Angeles at:
1822 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Upcoming Fol Chen tour dates are listed below:
7/7 - San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill 8pm
7/9 - Seattle, Sunset Tavern 9pm
7/10 - Portland, Doug Fir Lounge 9pm
7/11 - Vancouver, Media Club 9pm
8/3 - New York City, Mercury Lounge 7pm
8/4 - Brooklyn NY, Union Pool 9pm
8/5 - Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda's 8pm