Centro-matic Summer Tour!

We’ll be heading out on our first full band tour in some time to support of our new record, Candidate Waltz. The always amazing Sarah Jaffe will be opening all of the shows (except Athfest and record store performances). Please come out and say hello. It’ll be more fun with you there.

Wednesday 06/22 – Grimey’s Records @ 6pm (Will Johnson solo)
Wednesday 06/22 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
Thursday 06/23 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Friday 06/24 – Athfest – (in front of the) 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
Saturday 06/25 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Sunday 06/26 – DC9 – Washington DC
Tuesday 06/28 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday 06/29 – Great Scott – Cambridge, MA
Thursday 06/30 – The Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Friday 07/01 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
Saturday 07/02 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Sunday 07/03 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Tuesday 07/05 – Euclid Records – St. Louis, MO @ 5pm (Will Johnson solo)
Tuesday 07/05 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
Thursday 07/07 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
Friday 07/08 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Saturday 07/09 – Cactus Records @ 1pm (Will Johnson solo)
Sunday 07/10 – Waterloo Records @ 5pm (full band)
Sunday 07/10 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX

Will Johnson Living Room Shows: Hosts Needed!

Will Johnson will embark on a short run of living room shows in May. This will be a totally acoustic (no sound system) tour hosted by fans in their homes. Limited to only 30-40 tickets per show.

We need your help! We are looking for people to host shows on these dates in or near these cities.

Tues. 5/3 – Austin TX
Wed. 5/4 – Somewhere, Texas?
Thurs. 5/5 – Houston TX
Fri 5/6 – Dallas TX
Sat. 5/7 – Little Rock AR
Sun. 5/8 – Memphis TN
Mon. 5/9 – Saint Louis, MO
Tues. 5/10 – Chicago IL
Wed. 5/11 – Milwaukee WI
Thurs. 5/12 – Madison WI
Fri. 5/13 – Minneapolis MN
Sat. 5/14 – Omaha NE
Sun. 5/15 – Kansas City
Mon. 5/16 – Springfield, MO
Tue. 5/17 – Tulsa or Oklahoma City OK

Please get in touch if you want to host a show. We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for a couple of hours and in return you’ll get 6 free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house or loft space that can comfortably and safely host 30-40 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other indoor residential space would be ideal. There would need to be enough parking nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably should not do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord.

2. The shows will not be open to the public and no tickets will be sold at the door. We will pre-sell a set number of tickets for each show on our website before the show. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Ticket prices will be $15 for single shows, $30 for package shows.

3. We will provide you with a detailed list of everyone who will be coming to the show. This way the host won’t have to deal with money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive.

4. The host can have 6 free tickets for the show. If you have other friends who want to come to the show you can direct them to the link to buy tickets on-line.

5. The shows usually start at around 8pm. We’ll ask people to arrive around 7:30pm. It should be over by around 9:30pm. We’ll make it clear to everyone that they should be out of your house by 10pm.

7. You don’t need to provide any sort of sound system. All you need is a couple of chairs for Will and Anders to sit on while playing. A small coffee table with a lamp or a floor lamp would be cool too.

8. Your home address will not be published on the web and only given to those people who purchase tickets.

9. The shows will not be promoted or advertised anywhere except our websites.

After reading all of this and you are interested please send an e-mail to: bob@undertowmusic.com and adam@undertowmusic.com

Please include a photo of the space where you would like to have the show and put “Will Johnson House Show” and the city where you live in the subject line of the e-mail.

We’ll review all requests. Once we have a routing figured out we’ll be in touch with people in the towns we are able to work into the schedule.

Thank you for your interest and support.


Centro-matic tour dates in Spain… Two shows with Micah P Hinson!

November 2010
03/11/10 : University of vitoria – Vitoria (ES)
04/11/10 : Lugaritz – San sebastian (ES)
06/11/10 : Teatre lloseta – Majorca (ES)
07/11/10 : Planta baja – Granada (ES)
08/11/10 : Luis Vives – Valencia (ES)
09/11/10 : Escuela politecnica superior – Algeciras (ES)
10/11/10 : Malandar – Sevilla (ES)
11/11/10 : Moby Dick – Madrid (ES)
12/11/10 : El Palau de la Música – Barcelona (ES) *
13/11/10 : Plateurena – Durango (ES) *
14/11/10 : Zaragoza – La Lata de Bombillas – Zaragoza (ES)


Just Added! Will Johnson Solo Show in Austin

Sunday, August 29th at the Continental Club Gallery, with old friend, Jon Dee Graham.

This acoustic-only, no PA system-style show starts at 8:30 sharp and will run until about 10:00.  It is sure to involve songs, stories and potentially uncomfortable moments volleyed between Jon Dee and Will J.  It will not be your regular, garden variety song pull.  Capacity for this is limited to 48 people.

West Coast House Shows. Tickets On Sale Now!

We are happy to announce that Will Johnson and Anders Parker will continue their House Show Tour on the west coast.

These will be a totally acoustic (no sound system) shows hosted by fans in their homes. Limited to only 30-40 tickets per show.

Please help us spread the news about these shows if you have friends that live in any of these towns.

Thursday, Sept 16 : Seattle WA
Friday, Sept 17 : Seattle WA
Saturday, Sept 18 : Portland OR
Tuesday, Sept 21 : Oakland, CA
Wednesday, Sept 22 : San Francisco CA – SOLD OUT
Thursday, Sept 23 : Los Angeles CA
Friday, Sept 24 : Los Angeles CA
Saturday, Sept 25 : Guerneville, CA
Sunday, Sept 26 : Reno NV
Tuesday, Sept 28 : Corvallis OR
Wednesday, Sept 29 : Portland OR


As always, thanks for your continued support. We really appreciate it.

Will Johnson solo shows in Spain

Saturday, June 26
Arbucias, ES
Will Johnson + Animic at POPARB Festival w/ festival billing.

Sunday, June 27
Valencia, ES
Will Johnson + Animic at El Loco w/ Clem Snide.

Wednesday, June 30
Madrid, ES
Will Johnson + Animic at Teatro Lara w/ Clem Snide.

Thursday, July 1
Barcelona, ES
Will Johnson + Animic at Apolo.

Rock Shows in Austin and Dallas!!!

Happy baseball season to you. Centro-matic will be playing shows in Austin and Dallas next week. We don’t get to play hometown shows very often. Please come out to help us celebrate and hoist a few beverages with friends and family. It’s always a lot of fun to see everyone at these shows. A good time is guaranteed!

We have some great bands playing with us. Matthew & The Arrogant Sea will be playing both shows. The Service Industry will be on the bill in Austin and Oh Lewis will be on the bill in Dallas.

Thursday, May 6 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Doors open at 8pm
Show starts at 9pm
Matthew & The Arrogant Sea
The Service Industry

Friday, May 7 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
Matthew & The Arrogant Sea
Oh Lewis

House Show Tickets On Sale Now!

Will Johnson and Anders Parker will be playing in living rooms across the USA this spring. This will be a totally acoustic (no sound system) tour hosted by fans in their homes.

Limited to only 35-40 tickets per show. Hurry! These will sell out quickly.

Tickets are ON SALE HERE.

Tue Mar 30 : Austin, TX – SOLD OUT
Wed Mar 31 : Houston, TX
Thu Apr 1 :  Baton Rouge, LA
Fri Apr 2 : Birmingham, AL
Sat Apr 3 : Atlanta, GA
Sun Apr 4 : Athens, GA – SOLD OUT
Tue Apr 6 : Brevard, NC – SOLD OUT
Wed Apr 7 : Chapel Hill, NC – SOLD OUT
Thu Apr 8 : Baltimore, MD
Fri Apr 9 : Philadelphia, PA
Sat Apr 10 : New York, NY
Sun Apr 11 : Montpelier, VT
Tue Apr 13 : Buffalo, NY
Thu Apr 15 : Louisville, KY – SOLD OUT
Fri Apr 16 : Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
Sat Apr 17 : Milwaukee, WI
Sun Apr 18 : Madison, WI

Mon Apr 19 : Minneapolis, MN
Wed Apr 21 : Saint Louis, MO
Thu Apr 22 : Springfield, MO

Fri Apr 23 : Denton, TX
Sat Apr 24 : Austin, TX
Sun Apr 25 : Bastrop, TX