Thursday, March 6, 2008

Shellshag and The Slits Kickoff US Tour * Shellshag Announces West Coast Dates w/ King Brothers!

Kickoff US Tour to SXSW w/ The Slits * Announce West Coast Dates w/ King Brothers!

"I witnessed the original punk movement in the 1970's. The Slits had to wait 30 years for another one, and it's happening now- that's why The Slits are back." - Ari Up / Slits

How fitting that The Slits will tour with Starcleaner's Shellshag, long time stalwarts of the DIY punk movement. The Slits and Shellshag will be playing shows with some the most notable bands in DIY punk today, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Fututre Virgins, Tulsa, Monotonix, Vena Cava, Gorch Fock, and Old Time Relijun.

The two are touring their way down to Texas for one of the most incredible Showcases the South By Southwest Festival has ever hosted; The Slits and The Dicks! The UK comes to Texas where the first, and most significant, all women punk band shares the night with one of the most legendary punk bands ever to come out of Texas. Don't miss history in the making!!!

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After touring the world and warming up the stages for the likes of Iggy Pop, the Cramps, Lightning Bolt, Liars, Japanther, Black Lips, Le Savy Fav, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Guided By Voices, DMBQ, Peaches and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, this Brooklyn duo have their sites set on global domination, utilizing their own blissful and abrasive blasts of raw noise as an instrument of unity.

If you’ve seen Shellshag live, then there may be a good chance that you took home a memento in the form of either a cut, bruise, welt, broken bone, burst ear drum, STD, court summons, cattle prod markings or chipped teeth. But one thing that will remain is the memory of an evening you’ll never forget.

Renowned for their ferocious shows, the duo of Shell and Jen on guitar and drums (and body percussion respectively) unleash Destroy Me, I’m Yours to the world this March, followed by a national tour with The Slits and appearances at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin. Destroy Me I’m Yours is a racket filled foray though the most coarse of
pop knacks from a duo holding true to an instrumental dexterity, where Jen
and Shell’s
energy is wholly reciprocal and bounces through decibel
bedlam. The amount of energy and sonic stamina that some bands use in more
than one gig comes natural to Shellshag in every song.

Shellshag has also released their album "Destroy Me I'm Yours" digitally for the first time today, and have announced West Coast tourdates w/ Japan's King Brothers who some describe as The Germs backing Howlin' Wolf. Don't miss this insanity California!

Destroy Me I'm Yours Tracklist
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Shellshag Live!

w/ The Slits!
Mar 5 2008 Mercury Lounge Manhattan, New York
Mar 6 2008 Toads Place Richmond, Virginia
Mar 7 2008 JJ’s Bohemia Chattanooga, Tennessee w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb
Mar 8 2008 Sluggos Pensicola, Florida w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb
Mar 9 2008 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb and Peelander Z
Mar 10 2008 Numbers Houston, Texas w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb
Mar 12 2008 Flamingo Cantina•Starcleaner SXSW Showcase Austin, Texas w/ The Slits and The Dicks!
Mar 13 2008 TBA Starcleaner Party in Texas Austin, Texas
Mar 16 2008 The conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mar 18 2008 Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 19 2008 Subterranean Chicago, Illinois w/ Old Time Relijun
Mar 20 2008 Eagle Theater Pontiac, Michigan
Mar 21 2008 Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 22 2008 Danger Danger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Red Rocket
Mar 23 2008 Don Pedros Brooklyn, New York
Mar 24 2008 Maxwells Hoboken, New Jersey

w/ King Brothers!
Apr 2 2008 Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, California
Apr 3 2008 Stork Club Oakland, California
Apr 4 2008 Cellar Door Visalia, California
Apr 5 2008 Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Apr 6 2008 Pink Elephant Bar San Diego, California
Apr 7 2008 Dillenger Studios San Pedro, California
Apr 8 2008 Bike Coop Show Space Goleta, California
Apr 9 2008 San Luis Art Center San Luis Obispo, California
Apr 10 2008 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Apr 11 2008 East End Portland, Oregon
Apr 12 2008 Comet Tavern Seattle, Washington
Apr 13 2008 Reed College Portland, Oregon
Apr 14 2008 Vista Eureka, California

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