Back in the US of A….

…but don’t call it a “come back”!

We’re loadin’ up the van and heading south of the border again this summer to re-enact the goods times of yesteryear.  We’re extremely thrilled to have Jody (The Shanks, Flash Lightnin’) joining us for this play-cation as not only is he a good friend of ours, but a DOPE drummer.  That’s right.  Dope.  Bringin’ back the 90s slanguage!

Jody is also all too familiar with the antics of our yankee twin-band, Mad Anthony.  He’s toured with them as well, so this will be a reunion of epic proportions.  Inspired by Mad Anthony’s “home alone” themed tour, we decided to model the plot of our tour around “Help!”  Basically, we are members of a cult trying to retrieve a stolen ring (of which Ringo is the current proprietor) so that we can go about our business of sacrificing virgins.   Taken from IMDb:

“After several failed attempts to steal the ring, Bella Clava confronts Mad Anthony in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger.”

We’re kicking off the tour with two gigs that we are REALLY excited about.  First is LOW KEY FEST in Milton and then ROCK CANDY 4 at our favourite hang-out, the Bovine with two bands that completely blow our collective minds:  USA out of Vietnam (Jonathan Cummins, holy shit!!!) and Happy Endings (the product of two genius forces, Ian Blurton and Huron!).

LOW KEY FEST w/Hollerado, The Flatliners and more – Sat August 11th -Milton, ON

ROCK CANDY 4 @ THE BOVINE w/USA out of Vietnam and Happy Endings – Sat August 18th- Toronto, ON

Funky Bastards w/Evans Collective – Wed August 22nd – Cincinnati, OH

South Park Tavern w/Mad Anthony- Thurs August 23rd – Dayton, OH

V-Club  w/Mad Anthony and Sangoma – Fri August 24th – Huntington, WV

The Green Lantern w/Mad Anthony and FOOD – Sat August 25th – Lexington, KY

**Midpoint Music Festival**- Sept. 27th-29th - Cincinnati, OH

Will Jody succeed in retrieving the stolen ring from Ringo??