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by Black Bubblegum
Where's la bouef? Ah! There's Labouef and Palko!
Chris Palko aka Cage, who's new album Depart From Me hits stores on July 7th via Definitive Jux, is prepping to take his show on the road after tagging Yak Ballz for support. Joining Palko on stage as part of the "Cage band" will be producer of a large portion of Depart From Me and ex-Hatebreed guitarist F.Sean (aka Sean Martin), as well as DJ Chauncey of XO Skeletons. The tour includes an album release party of sorts during a two night stay at Southpaw (July 2nd tix here and 3rd tix here) where Palko will sign posters and copies of his new album. Additional support for July 2nd is TBA, but Junk Science & "The King of Surf Guitar Rap" Tone Tank are on board for night two.
Cage recently dropped the I Never Knew You EP, which is currently available for "pay what you want" download at the Def Jux site. The EP accompanies the video (viewable below) that was directed by partner-in-crime and star of the upcoming Michael Bay explosion-fest Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Shia LaBouef. No word on where Shia is with the reported Cage biopic.
Yak Ballz and House of Blow (aka F.Sean and Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw, Head Automatica fame) are currently collaborating on some tracks, with one to appear on an upcoming Def Jux compilation. Yak Skywalker also recently posted his thoughts on one of his favorite hip hop songs ever, Camp Lo's "Luchini" (I have to agree) as well as dropped details on an exclusive series of shirts with fellow Weathermen El-P, Cage & Aesop Rock. More in a recent blog post here.
Video and dates below...
Cage - "I Never Knew You" Video
CAGE, YAK BALLZ - 2009 TOUR DATES
7/02/09 BROOKLYN, NY SOUTHPAW
7/03/09 BROOKLYN, NY SOUTHPAW
7/04/09 TORONTO, ON EL MOCAMBO
7/05/09 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP
7/07/09 CHICAGO, IL REGGIE'S
7/08/09 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TRIPLE ROCK
7/10/09 DENVER, CO THE MARQUIS THEATRE
7/11/09 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE
7/13/09 SEATTLE, WA NECTAR LOUNGE
7/14/09 VANCOUVER, BC BILTMORE CABARET
7/15/09 PORTLAND, OR HAWTHORNE THEATRE
7/17/09 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
7/18/09 LOS ANGELES, CA EL REY THEATER
7/20/09 SAN DIEGO, CA BELLY UP TAVERN
7/21/09 PHOENIX, AZ CHASERS
7/22/09 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD
7/24/09 DALLAS, TX HAILEYS
7/25/09 AUSTIN, TX EMO'S
7/26/09 NEW ORLEANS, LA THE PARISH ROOM AT HOUSE OF BLUES
7/27/09 ATLANTA, GA THE MASQUERADE - HELL STAGE
7/28/09 CHAPEL HILL, NC LOCAL 506
7/29/09 WASHINGTON, DC DC 9
7/30/09 PHILADELPHIA, PA FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
7/31/09 BOSTON, MA HARPER'S FERRY
8/01/09 PROVIDENCE, RI JERKY'S LIVE MUSIC HALL