Minus The Bear Announce Headlining East Coast Tour

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Seattle-based Minus The Bear had already announced plans to cover the West Coast of the U.S. but nobody was sure what was going to happen with the East Coast.

The band had scheduled a little jaunt over to Europe with pals Jimmy Eat World for the beginning of November and it looked like East Coast fans would be left out.

Luckily for those fans, Minus The Bear have announced an East Coast tour as soon as their plane touches down back in America.

You can check out their full (and incredibly packed) tour schedule a little bit down. First, if you haven’t already, check out their great new video for “My Time.”

Their full tour schedule goes like this…

September 30 Pablove Foundation Benefit @ The Crocodile Seattle, WA

October 16 Festival Corona Capital Mexico City, MX
October 18 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
October 19 Regency San Francisco, CA
October 20 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, CA
October 21 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
October 22 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
October 23 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
October 24 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
October 25 Jake’s Lubbock, TX
October 26 Marquee Tulsa, OK
October 27 Stubb’s Austin, TX
October 28 House of Blues Dallas, TX
October 29 House of Blues Houston, TX
October 31 Voodoo Festival New Orleans, LA

With Jimmy Eat World:

November 3 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 4 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
November 5 Docks Hamburg, Germany
November 7 E-Werk Koln, Germany
November 8 Huxleys Berlin, Germany
November 9 Tonhalle Munich, Germany
November 13 UEA Norwich, UK
November 14 Academy Bristol, UK
November 17 St. George’s Market Belfast, Ireland
November 18 Tripod Dublin, Ireland
November 19 Barrowlands Glasgow, Scotland
November 21 HMV Institute Birmingham, UK
November 22 Academy Manchester, UK
November 23 Brixton Academy London, UK

November 26 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
November 27 Firestone Orlando, FL
November 29 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
November 30 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
December 1 Norva Norfolk, VA
December 2 Capitol PAC York, PA
December 3 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
December 4 Terminal 5 New York, NY
December 6 Met Café Pawtucket, RI
December 9 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
December 10 Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI
December 11 Canopy Club Urbana, IL
December 12 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
December 13 Blue Moose Iowa City, IA
December 14 Bluebird Bloomington, IN
December 16 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
December 17 The Rave Milwaukee, WI

STRFKR Debuts “Julius” Remix, Readies National Tour


Portland-based STRFKR (now without vowels) have been hard at work in the studio for a while now, mastering their upcoming album for Polyvinyl.

Well, hard at work for most of the time. You can see some footage of the band in their studio below.

Now the vowel-less quartet has teamed up with upcoming artists Painted Palms for a remix of their song “Julius.”

You can listen to the original first…

STRFKR-Julius by John Grimley

Next comes the Painted Palms remix

STRFKR-Julius Painted Palms Remix by John Grimley

You can also catch STRFKR (with Octopus Project) out on the road this fall! Look for them…

STRFKR Tour Dates:
Sept. 23rd – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Sept. 24th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 24th – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 25th – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Sept. 27th – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 29th – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AK #
Sept. 30th – The Collective – Shreveport, LA #
Oct. 1st – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL #
Oct. 2nd – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA #
Oct. 5th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC #
Oct. 6th – DC9 – Washington DC #
Oct. 7th – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA #
Oct. 8th – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY #
Oct. 9th – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT #
Oct. 10th – TT The Bears – Cambridge, MA #
Oct. 11th – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Canada #
Oct. 12th – Wrongbar – Toronto, Canada #
Oct. 13th – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA #
Oct. 14th – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH #
Oct. 15th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL #
Oct. 16th – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN #
Oct. 19th – Neumos – Seattle, WA #
Oct. 20th – Roseland – Portland, OR #
Oct. 22nd – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #
Oct. 23rd – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA #
Oct. 24th – Casbah – San Diego, CA #
Oct. 25th – Plush – Tucson, AZ #

# – w/ the Octopus Project

Freelance Whales Announce Massive Fall Tour

Freelance Whales are already having a great fall and it’s not even October.

The band’s music was featured in a promo for the redesign of a little program called Twitter. The video has been viewed over a million times already and features sightings of the Tweet bird in the wild and Freelance Whales’ “Generation 1st Floor.”

That would make for a pretty good month by itsel, but the band also released its new EP Weathervanes on Frenchkiss/Mom & Pop Records and released its first single (with video) in “Hannah.”

Now Freelance Whales have announced a massive fall tour with Miniature Tigers. The two will be playing…

10/1 – Starry Nights Festival – Bowling Green, KY (FESTIVAL)
11/5 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/6 – Black Cat – Washington, DC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/7 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/8 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/10 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/11 – The ND @ 501 Studios – Austin, TX (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/12 – The Loft – Dallas, TX (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/14 – Clubhouse Music Venue – Tempe, AZ (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/16 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/18 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/19 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/21 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/23 – Crocodile Café – Seattle, WA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/24 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/29 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/01 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/02 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/03 – The Basement – Columbus, OH (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/04 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/05 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/07 – El Mocambo Club – Toronto, ONT (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/08 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/09 – Middle East Restaurant & Night Club – Cambridge, MA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/10 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/15 – Webster’s Hall – New York, NY (w/ Miniature Tigers)

Introducing The So So Glos!


NYC’s latest D.I.Y. band, The So So Glos, really are lifers. The life-long band of brothers (literally) are releasing a new EP this fall and embarking on a nationwide tour that will take them all over the states.

The new EP, entitled Low Back Chain Shift, is due out October 12 and, just like their live shows, carries the band’s energy and philosophy of D.I.Y. Just like their last EP, it will be released via Green Owl.

In addition to their album, the quartet will also be bringing their energetic live show to the American masses by hitting the road with Matt & Kim and The Futureheads.

Be sure to pick up Low Back Chain Shift EP when it’s released October 12 and catch The So So Glos as they come through your town this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
09/23 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre *
09/24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
09/27 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre *
09/29 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe #
09/30 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
10/02 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
10/04 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
10/09 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre #
10/11 – Dallas, TX – Loft #
10/12 – Austin, TX – Emo’s #
10/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
10/22 – New York, NY – Pianos (Force Field PR CMJ Showcase)

* = w/ Matt & Kim
# = w/ Futureheads
% = w/ The Coathangers, Woven Bones, Carnivores