My Heart Is An Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s Unfinished Business Tour “20/13!”

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So Whatcha Sayin’?!

This fall, FOUND Magazine point guard Davy Rothbart hits the road for his 13th tour, with visits to 20 of his favorite U.S. cities. FOUND treasures in tow, he’ll be zooming from the West Coast to the East Coast and back again for FOUND’s Unfinished Business Tour “20/13!”, which celebrates the paperback release of Davy’s acclaimed book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, the release of a new album compiling Davy’s work on This American Life and other beloved public radio shows, and the brand-new issue of FOUND Magazine.

At each exhilarating show, Davy will share the latest magical and mesmerizing finds that’ve landed in the mailbox here at FOUND HQ, plus outrageous tales from his book, My Heart is an Idiot, and essays from his work on This American Life. Joining Davy onstage in most cities is one of his favorite tour finds of all-time—the dazzling, uniquely talented sword-swallower Brett Loudermilk. Prepare to be amazed and disturbed! Other special guests will appear in certain cities, including charismatic DJ Mikah Tha Vipah (a.k.a. Hakim Selby), FOUND heartthrob Peter Rothbart, Found Footage Festival maestros Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, and desert crooner/storytelling madman Carson Mell, among others. See full details below.

Come on out and join us for these parties!! Please bring your finds to share, and please let your friends in other cities know that we’re headed their way!!

See you on the road!

“Davy Rothbart is an utterly engaging performer!”
—The Los Angeles Times

September 6, 2013
Bellingham, WA »
Village Books, 7 pm, 1200 11th Street, 360-671-2626
[Admission is free!]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 7, 2013
Portland, OR »
Alberta Rose Theatre, 7:30 pm, 3000 NE Alberta Street, 503-764-4131
[With LiveWire Radio. Tickets are $20 advance/ $25 at the door. More info available here.]

September 8, 2013
Portland, OR »
Powell’s Downtown, 7:30 pm, 1005 W. Burnside, 503-228-4651
[Admission is free!]
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September 9, 2013
Seattle, WA »
Lucid Lounge, 7 pm, 4326 University Way NE, 206-634-3400
[Admission is free! Sponsored by University Books]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 10, 2013
Fort Collins, CO »
Wolverine Farm, 7 pm, 144 North College Avenue, 970-472-4284
[Admission is free!]
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September 11, 2013
Denver, CO »
Tattered Cover in LoDo, 7:30 pm, 1628 16th Street, 303-436-1070
[Admission is free!]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 12, 2013
Colorado Springs, CO »
Ivywild School, 8 pm, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 719-368-6100
[With The Changing Colors and Idris Goodwin. Tickets are $10 suggested donation at the door. Sponsored by KRCC.]
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September 16, 2013
East Lansing, MI »
Scene Metrospace, 8 pm, 110 Charles Street, 517-319-6832
[With Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Tickets are $5 at the door; sponsored by Lansing Art Works.]
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September 17, 2013
Ann Arbor, MI »
LIVE, 8 pm, 102 South 1st Street, 734-623-1443
[With Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit youth writing organization 826 Michigan.]
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September 18, 2013
Chicago, IL »
Schuba’s, 9 pm, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508
[With Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Tickets are $5 and $10 in advance or at the door; guests purchasing $10 tickets receive a free copy of My Heart is an Idiot or This American Life CDs.]
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September 19, 2013
Traverse City, MI »
InsideOut Gallery, 8 pm, 229 Garland St., 231-929-3254
[With Brett Loudermilk, Mikah Tha Vipah and special guests. Tickets are $5 and $15 in advance or at the door; guests purchasing $15 tickets receive a free copy of My Heart is an Idiot and This American Life CDs.]
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September 20, 2013
Lake City, MI »
Harvest Gathering Music Festival at Earthwork Farm, details TBA.
[With Brett Loudermilk, Mikah Tha Vipah and special guests. Admission is free with festival pass.]
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September 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. »
Warehouse Theater, 8 pm, 645 New York Ave. NW, 202-783-3933
[With special guests Peter Rothbart, Found Footage Festival, Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Tickets are $13 in advance here or at the door. Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 22, 2013
Richmond, VA »
Balliceaux, 7 pm, 203 N. Lombardy St., 804-355-3008
[With Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Tickets are $5 at the door; sponsored by Chop Suey Books.]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 23, 2013
Baltimore, MD »
Atomic Books, 7 pm, 3620 Falls Rd., 410-662-4444
[With Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Admission is free!]

September 25, 2013
Brooklyn, NY »
powerHouse Arena, 7 pm, 37 Main Street, 718-666-3049
[With Brett Loudermilk, Mikah Tha Vipah and special guests. Admission is free!]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 26, 2013
Boston, MA (Cambridge) »
Porter Square Books, 7 pm, 25 White Street, 617-491-2220
[With Brett Loudermilk and Mikah Tha Vipah. Admission is free!]
[Facebook Event Page]

September 30, 2013
Portland, ME »
Portland Public Library, 6:30 pm, 5 Monument Square, 207-871-1700
[With Brett Loudermilk. Admission is free! Sponsored by Longfellow Books.]
[Facebook Event Page]

October 1, 2013
Portsmouth, NH »
RiverRun Books, 7 pm, 142 Fleet St., 603-431-2100
[With Brett Loudermilk. Admission is free!]
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October 10, 2013
San Francisco, CA »
JCC-SF Arts & Ideas, 8 pm, 3200 California St., 415-292-1200
[Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Sponsored by Reboot and McSweeney's.]
[Facebook Event Page]

October 24, 2013
Los Angeles, CA »
The Home Of Joshua Wolf Shenk, 8 pm sharp! 2306 Kenilworth Avenue.
[FOUND Magazine #9 Release Party! With Brett Loudermilk and Carson Mell. Tickets are $10 at the door; all guests receive a copy of My Heart is an Idiot or This American Life CDs. Proceeds benefit 826-LA. Bring a swimsuit and towel. For more details, email Tariq McRae: tariq.wahad {at} gmail.com]
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Two Days Left to Contribute to the Washington II Washington Camping Trip!

Wow, with everyone’s help, we’ve reached our $6,000 goal– amazing! We’re absolutely blown away by so many people’s generosity, and we’d like to give you all a MASSIVE thank you! Thanks to your contributions, we’ve been able to add seven extra campers — on top of who we’d planned for when we drew up our initial budget — to this year’s trip!

Now that we’ve reached our goal, additional contributions will get us closer to our total trip budget, which is $10,000. We still need significant help to cover the rest of these costs, especially since we’ve added more kids to this year’s trip. Please visit our IndieGoGo fundraising page to contribute what you can and continue to help us spread word about the hike– every dollar makes a huge difference! For more information on the trip, check out our Washington II Washington site or the fundraising page. HUUUUUGE thanks again!

My Heart Is An Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour!

This fall, road warriors Davy and Peter Rothbart are hurtling your way on FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour, which celebrates the release of Davy’s book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, Peter’s new album, and a brand-new issue of FOUND. The Rothbart Brothers are hopping back in the tour van, FOUND treasures in tow, for an epic cross-country romp, with stops in 37 states and 75 cities!

At each exhilarating show, Davy (FOUND’s plucky point guard) will share the latest magnificent and mesmerizing finds that’ve landed in the mailbox here at FOUND HQ, plus outrageous tales from his new book, while Peter (FOUND’s international heartthrob) will dazzle with beautiful, haunting, and hilarious songs based on FOUND notes. Come on out and join us for these parties!! Please bring your finds to share, and please let your friends in other cities know that we’re headed their way!!

The tour schedule is still being finalized, so dates may shift from those listed below; check back for frequent updates. And feel free to email us at info@foundmagazine.com with venue suggestions, invitations to your town or school or college, media requests, local partnerships, or any other thoughts or ideas about our upcoming tour. Continue reading