"The Straight Arrows play no frills spazz rock and have grown up on a healthy diet of the Ramones and Hüsker Dü, culminating in a fearless, boozy punk. They used to play on the scungy fringes of Sydney's live scene and have since released several fuzzy 7" records. They didn't need an intro [at Manning Bar in Sydney in February] and didn't waste their time with one. They exploded on stage, stabbing the fret boards and punching out stripped back songs at ridiculous volume. It was about texture, not content. Loud, abrasive, loose, obnoxious, immature and really, really good." [Faster Louder]Like fellow Sydney band Royal Headache, Straight Arrows will tour the United States in September around an appearance at Memphis' Gonerfest. Beginning and ending in NYC, they'll visit Cake Shop on September 5th and Death By Audio on September 30th. The Brooklyn show is with Deaf Wish, PC Worship and Home Blitz who also play Ding Dong Lounge on September 10th with Royal Headache.
All dates on the tour don't have venues yet, but they are listed below...
Straight Arrows -- 2011 Tour Dates
Mon 5th - NYC, Cakeshop
Tues 6th - Philadelphia, Little Bar, w/ Far Out Fangtooth
Weds 7th - Columbus
Thurs 8th - Kalamazoo, Louie's Trophy House w/ No Bails
Fri 9th - Chicago, Crown Tap Room
Sat 10th - Minneapolis, Hill Valley House
Mon 12th - Boise
Tues 13th - Sacramento, Davis Bike Collective
Thurs 15th - San Fran
Fri 16th - LA, working at it...
Sat 17th - San Diego, Tin Can w/Tropical Popsicle
Sun 18th - Phoenix, The Tribe
Mon 19th - Alberquerque, Low Spirits.
Tues 20th - Austin, Emo's
Fri 23rd - Memphis, Gonerfest!
Sun 25th - Atlanta, 529 (daytime show) w/ Deafwish & Wymyns Prysyn
Mon 26th - Charlotte, The Milestone w/Deafwish, Joint Damage & Paint Fumes
Tues 27th - Raleigh w/Deafwish
Weds 28th - DC, TBA w/Deafwish
Thurs 29th - New Haven, Popeye's Garage w/Estrogen Highs
Fri 30th - NYC, Death By Audio w/ Home Blitz, Deaf Wish & PC Worship