by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Splinters - Mysterious (MP3)
San Francisco's The Splinters are teaming up with Nashville's Heavy Cream for two shows: Sunday, July 18 at Death by Audio with Reading Rainbow and Elks; and then Monday, July 19 at Cake Shop with Midnight Masses and Oxmen Girl Get Noticed.
While the mixing of '60s girl group melodies and punky edge is a common blend over the last 30 years, it's also a classic that can be successfully mined over and over. Especially when you've got really good songs like The Splinters do. Check out "Mysterious" at the top of this post which is from their new album, Kick. These ladies polish it all off with a does of new wave, which might be why their songs are so catchy.
Heavy Cream are pretty much straight-up punk, as can currently be heard on their debut 7" on JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label who are also releasing their debut album, Danny, out August 24th. In addition to the two shows with The Splinters, Heavy Cream will also play a free show Union Pool on July 20 . The band are currently on tour with JEFF, though that pauses while they're in NYC where JEFF is instead scheduled to play a Pool Party at the Williamsburg Waterfront on July 18th (earlier in the day than the Death by Audio show...).
All Heavy Cream dates, plus two entertaining Splinters videos are below...
The Splinters - "Splintered Bridges"
The Splinters - "Mysterious"
Heavy Cream live at Hot Topic
Heavy Cream - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 11 skihouse w/ Jeff the Brotherhood Carbondale, IL
Jul 12 Village Green Records w/ JEFF the brotherhood muncie, IN
Jul 13 woodchucks bar & grill w/ JEFF the Brotherhood toledo, oh
Jul 14 Brass rail w/ JEFF the Brotherhood Fort Wayne, IN
Jul 15 sneaky dee's w/ JEFF the Brotherhood toronto, ontario, CANADA
Jul 17 kung fu necktie w/ JEFF the Brotherhood philadelphia, pa
Jul 18 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio with The Splinters, Reading Rainbow, ELKS Brooklyn, NY
Jul 19 The Cake Shop w/ Midnight Masses, The Splinters Manhattan, NY
Jul 20 Union Pool w/LAID dance party Brooklyn, NY
Jul 21 princess fortress New Brunswick, NJ
Jul 22 Bang Kok House FREE SHOW!! Harrisonburg, VA
Jul 23 The Tea Bazaar charlottesville, VA
Jul 25 Boone Saloon w/ JEFF the brotherhood Boone, NC
Jul 31 529 w/ JEFF the brotherhood atlanta, GA