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Volar SXSW w/ Susan, Lazy, Destruction Unit, Viet Cong, Growwing Pains

So, uh, it’s Wednesday, a few days into this year’s SXSW chaos, and I’m late. Not because I’m there (third year in a row I haven’t made it out) but just because. No big reason. However, a few Volar bands are out there, and they have a few shows there and some tour dates after, so, you know, here you go. Susan, Lazy, Growwing Pains (we’re in talks to release something soon), Viet Cong (same), Destruction Unit, they’re all playing this week (and, in some cases, upcoming weeks as well). Info below!

Susan, whose “Just Call It” 7” we released back in the fall and which is still garnering some great reviews (see below), are a few days into their SXSW tour. Read and listen and keep an eye out for these dates. Just out some good recent reviews here and here.




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Lazy are also under the big black Texas sun this week, with plenty of copies of the “Soft Sheets”/”Don’t Die” 7” we just released on hand. (We’ve got limited blue & red copies on our bandcamp page and at our other webstore) Listen to the 7” and check out their dates below.


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Since we released Destruction Unit’s Sonoran LP (Bandcamp / Soundcloud / Webstore) back in 2011, they’ve been truckin’ along and destroyin’ eardrums ever since. SXSW and beyond below.
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Sun March 08th Las Vegas, NV
Mon March 09th Albuquerque, NM
Tue March 10th Dallas, TX
Wed March 11th Memphis, TN
Thu March 12th Nashville, TN
Fri March 13th Chicago, IL
Sat March 14th Columbia, OH
Sun March 15th Austin, TX
Mon March 16th Austin, TX
Tue March 17th Austin, TX
Thu March 19th Phoenix, AZ
Fri March 20th Los Angeles, CA

Viet Cong. You’ve probably heard about ‘em lately. They rule. They’re going in to record their next LP next month and are hoping to have a couple of songs for me to release as a 7”. I’ll keep you posted on that. Here’s some of their dates below.

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And lastly, Growwing Pains are great new-ish band out of Detroit. My buddy Aaron Skufcka in Milwaukee sent me their stuff to check out (as he does a lot), and I really dug it out and reached and said so, so we’ll be doing something soon. Not totally sure what yet, but they’re also playing SXSW and some shows around it. HERE THEY ARE. Jam a bunch of their tunes here.
3/15-Milwaukee-Quarters
3/16-ST LOUIS-CBGB
3/17-KANSAS CITY-PR's Place
3/18-OKLAHOMA CITY-Bad Granny’s Bazaar
---SXSW---
3/19-Monofonus Press show at Beerland 8pm
3/20-TMR showcase at Home Slice 1415 S Congress Ave-3:50pm
3/20-The Grand "Dressed to Kill Fest" 6pm
3/21-Escapes Festival—4:20pm Set. New Orleans PoBoys, 1806 E 12th Street
3/26-Detroit-Lager House w. Sharkmuffin+more

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