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Destruction Unit, Audacity, Shannon and the Clams, Stalins of Sound tours

It's nice to see so many of my friends and bands I've been lucky enough to work with hitting the road this summer, some in pretty big ways.

First up, Destruction Unit just played Choas in Tejas last Friday, and now they're on the road for the next month or so with the great Merchandise and Milk Music.  You can head on over to their FB page for day-to-day updates, and read friend-of-the-label Jenn Pelley over at Pitchfork with more info about the tour.  Check out dates below and have a listen to Sonoran, the LP that DU released on Volar a couple of years ago.

02-24 Tucson, AZ - District Tavern
02-25 Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
03-02 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent #
03-08 Denton, TX - 35 Denton Festival
03-14 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-19 Tempe, AZ - Deadhorse Warehouse &
04-01 Tempe, AZ - Deadhorse Warehouse ^
05-30 Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas *
05-31 Austin,TX - Chaos in Tejas *
06-01 Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas *
06-02 Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas *
06-04 Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
06-06 Louisville, KY - The Workhouse Ballroom *
06-07 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups *
06-08 Pittsburgh, PA - The 6119 *
06-09 Boston, MA - TT the Bears *
06-10 Burlington, VT - The Monkey House *
06-11 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore *
06-17 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
06-18 Washington, DC - DC9 *
06-19 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
06-20 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone *
06-21 Atlanta, GA - 529 *
06-22 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic *
06-23 Miami, FL at Churchill's *

# with Cult of Youth, Alberich
& with Merchandise, Wet Hair, Rene Hell, Marshstepper, Body of Light
^ with Iceage, Milk Music
* with Merchandise, Milk Music

Next up, Shannon and the Clams just did a small run of West Coast dates this past week, and today marks day one of many touring the US with Mikal Cronin.  The Clams just released their great new LP Dreams in the Rat House on Hardly Art, with some pretty crazy press around it lately, like Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith's guitarist, etc.) naming them on the 10 Garage Bands to Watch and the LP debuting this week at #19 on CMJ.  Listen to the "Gremlins Crawl"/"White Rabbit" 7" below, order the last few copies for $4 here.

6 Portland OR
Mississippi Studios
7 Seattle WA
Tractor Tavern
8 Missoula MT
Ole Beck VFW Post 209
10 Minneapolis MN
First Ave and 7th Street Entry
11 Chicago IL
Empty Bottle
12 Detroit MI
The Lagerhouse
13 Toronto CANNXNE6/13-15
16 Montreal QC
Il Motore
17 Allston MA
Great Scott
18 Philadelphia PA
Kung Fu Necktie
20 New York NY
Bowery Ballroom
21 Washington DC
Comet Ping Pong
22 Asheville NC
Emerald Lounge
23 Atlanta GA
The Earl
24 Nashville TN
The Stone Fox
25 Memphis TN
26 Dallas TX
Club Dada
27 Austin TX
Mohawk Inside
28 Marfa TX
29 Tucson AZ
Club Congress

Audacity are playing with our friends in the Trashies (members of Uzi Rash) tonight in Fullerton, and then they have a few CA dates with the Thermals next week.  Stream their split 7" with Big Eyes below (and order lim. color copies for $4 here).





Stalins of Sound are heading out for a West Coast tour in a couple of weeks.  Buy limited color copies of their "Pool of Piranha" 7" for $4 here, stream it below, and be sure to catch 'em, they can use the support.

Sunday June 9th - San Diego at The Tower Bar with The Trashies, Teenage Burritos, and Kids in Heat (I'M DJING THIS SHOW SO GET READY FOR THE RIVER'S EDGE SOUNDTRACK FRONT TO BACK)

Wednesday, June 19th - w/ Whoosie What's It's , Yogurt Brain, & Girls with Guns
Winter's Tavern
1522 Francisco Blvd.; Pacifica, CA 94044
9:00 PM 21+ no cover

Thursday, June 20th - w/ Darlingchemicalia
The Press Club
2030 P Street; Sacramento, CA 95816
9:00 PM 21+ no cover

Friday, June 21st - w/ The Monarchies & TBA
House Party
Tacoma, WA
6:00 PM

Friday, June 21st - w/ The Monarchies & TBA
The Black Lodge
429 Eastlake Ave. E; Seattle, WA 98109
9:00 PM

Saturday, June 22nd - w/ The Bloodtypes, Sex Crime, & The Last 45s
1033 NW 16th Ave.; Portland, OR 97209
9:00 PM 21+ $5 at the door

Sunday 23rd - w/ Prison Library, & Cold Circuits
Good Bellies
4659 Telegraph Ave.; Oakland, CA 94609
8:00 PM

Sunday June 23rd - Oakland at Goodbellies Cafe with Prison Library and TBA


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