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Wednesday, 11/16/16, 7pm ($12)
The DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats co-headlining “International Disaster” tour is heading to Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry this Wednesday. Both bands are from Australia. Both bands will be releasing a new album sometime in 2017, but expect them to preview some of those upcoming tracks on this forthcoming show.
We caught the latter band with Fidlar earlier in September 2015 and wrote, “The opener was The Dune Rats from Australia. They looked and acted like Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I had a hard time figuring out if it was an act or if these guys were really just that stoned and drugged up.”
We saw the former on their first US tour with Bass Drums of Death in 2012 and wrote, “DZ Deathrays are on their first ever tour of the US playing songs off their debut release, Bloodstreams. Their 30 minute set was loud and thrashy. Vocalist/guitarist Shane Parsons screamed into the microphone while stepping on effects pedals laid out on a mile-long board, while Simon Ridley beat the ever-loving crap out of the drums, flailing fast and furiously.”
Danger Signs to open.
11/16 -- Minneapolis, MN -- 7th St. Entry
11/17 -- Chicago, IL -- Empty Bottle
11/18 -- Cleveland, OH -- Now That's Class
11/19 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Kung Fu Necktie
11/20 -- Washington DC -- U Street Music Hall
11/21 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Baby's All Right
11/23 -- Boston, MA -- O'Brien's Pub
11/24 -- Montreal, QB -- Bar Le Ritz PDB
11/25 -- Ottawa, ON -- House of Targ
11/26 -- Toronto, ON -- The Silver Dollar
Thursday, 11/17/16, 5:30pm (N/A)
The Cities ’97 Sampler Release Party will be taking place at the Myth this Thursday. From my understanding, I do not think you can actually purchase tickets to attend the show. You must win tickets from the radio station: “You can't buy tickets to the Cities 97 Sampler Volume 28 Release Party - you can only win them! Keep listening to Cities 97 all day for a shot to win passes and a copy of this year's Sampler and passes to the Release Party!”
O.A.R. will be headlining the show with special guests Gavin DeGraw. We last saw O.A.R. at the Basilica Block Party in 2015 and wrote, “Rockville, MD quartet O.A.R. is very familiar with the Basilica stage and has also done several promotional appearances for Cities 97, so their inclusion to headline the Preferred One stage on Day One, seemed a natural fit. Singer Marc Roberge and band were so “in the zone” playing that they didn’t break until after the sixth song, with Roberge remarking “I always forget to say 'Hi 'because we love playing so much”.”
DeGraw first came to our attention when he was asked to open up for Shania Twain in July 2015.
DeGraw’s fifth studo album Something Worth Saving is out now on RCA Records.
Also on the bill: We The Kings, Wrabel, Cobi and Hailey Knox.
Gavin DeGraw’s tour dates:
12/03 Nashville, TN Nashville Christmas Parade
12/08 Denver, CO Alice in Winterland
12/09 San Francisco, CA One Starry Night 2016
12/10 Portland, OR Deck the Hall Ball
12/12 Indianapolis, IN 99.5 WZPL Jingle Jam
12/13 Huntington, NY The Paramount
12/15 Raleigh, NC G105's Holiday Social
12/16 Baltimore, MD Mistletoe Meltdown