Bear Hands

QRO puts its spotlight in Brooklyn to go back to the growing cubs of Bear Hands. ...
Bear Hands

QRO puts its spotlight in Brooklyn to go back to the growing cubs of Bear Hands.

 

Name: Bear Hands

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Members: Ted Feldman (former), Val Lopez, TJ Orscher, Dylan Rau

Albums: Golden EP (2007), Burning Bush Supper Club (2010), Distraction (2014), You’ll Pay For This (2016), Fake Tunes (2019)

Has toured with: Ambulance LTD, As Tall As Lions, Atlas Genius, AWOLNATION, Cage the Elephant, Cursive, Cut Off Your Hands, Darwin Deez, Delta Spirit, Foals, Fort Lean, GZA, The Holloways, The Jealous Girlfriends, Junior Prom, Kiev, Killer Mike, Les Savy Fav, Manchester Orchestra, Manic Street Preachers, Matt & Kim, MGMT, Miniature Tigers, Morning Parade, Passion Pit, Phil & The Osophers, Ra Ra Riot, Silversun Pickups, Sweet Valley, The Teenagers, Total Slacker, Twenty One Pilots, Vampire Weekend, We Are Scientists, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wild Light, X Ambassadors (upcoming)

Bear HandsRelated Articles:

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on March 8th, 2008

Photo gallery from Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ on April 4th, 2008

Photo gallery from Hugs in Brooklyn, NY on July 5th, 2008

Photo gallery from Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, NY on July 26th, 2008

Interview with Val Lopez and Dylan Rau in 2008

Photo gallery from Music Hall in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on October 12th, 2008

Review as part of CMJ 2008 Day Two at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on October 22nd, 2008

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge

Review as part of 2009 Siren Music Festival on Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY on July 17th

Photo gallery from Siren

Live review at Leeds Festival in Leeds, U.K. on August 29th, 2009

Review as part of CMJ 2009 Day Four at Piano’s in New York, NY on October 23rd, 2009

Photo gallery from Piano’s

Photo gallery from The Rumpus Room in Brooklyn, NY on January 11th, 2010

Photo gallery from Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR on March 2nd, 2010

Photo gallery from American Eagle Store in New York, NY on May 20th, 2010

Photo gallery from Whitney Museum in New York, NY on July 23rd, 2010

Review as part of CMJ Day Two at PureVolume House in New York, NY on October 20th, 2010

Photo gallery from PureVolume House

Photo gallery from Brooklyn Bowl as part of CMJ 2010 Day Two in Brooklyn, NY

Review of Burning Bush Supper Club

Featured in “Top Debut Albums of 2010”

Photo gallery from Brooklyn Bowl on February 27th, 2011

Photo gallery from 80/35 Festival in Des Moines, IA on July 3rd, 2011

Photo gallery from Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 16th, 2011

Photo gallery from The Great Googa Mooga at Prospect Park on May 19th, 2012

Photo gallery from Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on July 20th, 2012

Photo gallery from Irving Plaza as party of CMJ Day Three in New York, NY on October 18th, 2012

Review as part of Northside Day Two at Cameo in Brooklyn, NY on June 14th, 2013

Photo gallery from Cameo

Review of “Giants”

Photo gallery from Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Brooklyn, NY on November 22nd, 2013

Review of Distraction

Interview with Val Lopez and TJ Orscher in 2014

Photo gallery from Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on February 26th, 2014

Review as part of SXSW Thursday at The Market in Austin, TX on March 13th, 2014

Review as part of SXSW Saturday at Stubb’s in Austin, TX on March 15th, 2014

Photo gallery from Stubb’s

Review as part of Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, IL on August 3rd, 2014

Photo gallery from Lollapalooza

Featured in “Top 30 Albums of 2014”

Review of “2AM”

Review of You’ll Pay For This

Photo gallery from Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, TX on October 8th, 2016

Photo gallery from United Palace Theatre in New York, NY on November 4th, 2016

Review of Fake Tunes

Photo gallery from Van Andel Erna in Grand Rapids, MI on May 31st, 2019

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge on June 3rd, 2019

Interview with Dylan Rau in 2019

Tour dates:

March 4 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
March 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
March 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE
March 7 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
March 8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
March 11 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
March 12 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
March 13 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
March 14 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
March 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
March 17 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
March 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge
March 20 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
March 21 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
March 23 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
March 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
March 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
March 27 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 28 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
March 30 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at House of Blues
March 31 – Austin, TX – The Parish
April 1 – Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live
April 3 – Orlando, FL – The Social
April 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 7 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
April 8 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
April 10 – Washington D.C. – U Street Music Hall
April 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
April 12 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
June 13 – Columbus, OH – Columbus Arts Festival

 

Bear Hands playing “Long Lean Queen” live at Maxwell’s:

 

Bear Hands playing “Sickly Brunette live at Hugs:

 

Bear Hands improvising a song live for the first time at Brooklyn Bowl on February 27th, 2011:

 

Bear Hands playing “Crime Pays” live at Knitting Factory:

 

Bear Hands playing “Vietnam” live at Knitting Factory:

 

Bear Hands playing “Mr. Radioactive” live at Mercury Lounge on June 3rd, 2019:

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