07/28 Wicker Park Festival Chicago, IL
08/03 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
08/04 El Corazon Seattle, WA
08/05 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
08/08 Hotel Cafe LA, CA
08/16 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
08/17 The Marquee Denver, CO
08/18 Motors & Music Detroit, MI
09/14 DIY Street Fair Ferndale, MI
The space and lowercase hater band IAMDYNAMITE will be releasing their debut LP called SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC in June.
IAMDYNAMITE's singer and guitarist, Christopher Martin (not to be confused with the Coldplay guy), is in a dress shirt & trouser with a bow tie and Buddy Holly glasses. Pretty geeky. What's missing? His shoes.
The duo seems to josh around on stage. For instance they claimed was drummer Chris Phillips' birthday (not).
IAMDYNAMITE played loud catchy punk-pop songs. Pretty much every song from SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC, like "OEO," "Hey Girl," "Where Will We Go," were played. "Carolina" was dedicated to Anne Murray, who was a running joke for the band because Phillips was wearing an autographed Murray T-Shirt.
Two songs for the encore: a wonderful hard cover version of the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Stereo." They picked five young boys on stage to playing tambourines for the encores. It was the first concert ever for some of the guys on stage, so what a treat to be playing alongside with the band!
If you love IAMDYNAMITE's SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC album, then you definitely will want to check out this tour.
IAMDYNAMITE at the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis (07/26/12)