by Keith Marlowe
Night Birds @ Asbury Lanes, 7/13/2013
Last weekend Night Birds played some seriously packed and sweaty shows to celebrate the release of their scorching new record, Born to Die in Suburbia. People turned out and the boys didn't disappoint, shredding through a mix of classics as well as a bunch off the new album. They were joined by Canadian punks Omegas for all the shows, with Altered Boys, Paranoias, Give and Nuclear Santa Claust all joining on for different dates.
The weekend of shows kicked off on Thursday night (July 11), when the band played a full house in Philadelphia. The show went down in what was basically a kitchen, and Night Birds singer Brian admonished the crowd, "You should be grateful these people throw such awesome shows in their house, I don't even let people in my kitchen with their shoes on." The next night (July 12) brought the Birds to Brooklyn where Chris Gethard hosted the sweaty evening at Death by Audio. They closed the weekend out with a rowdy show at Asbury Lanes in New Jersey on July 13. Live video from that show is in this post.
Night Birds are playing three shows with fellow Grave Mistake labelmates Red Dons (from whom we just premiered a track) coming up, and next month they tour with the legendary Zero Boys, hitting Europa in Brooklyn on August 29 (tickets).
Full tour dates are listed, along with the Asbury Lanes video, LP stream and pictures from some of the openers on the tour, below.
Night Birds - "Midnight Movies" @ Asbury Lanes 7/13/13
Night Birds - "Bad Biology" @ Asbury Lanes 7/13/13
Night Birds - "Born to Die in Suburbia / Modern Morons" @ Asbury Lanes 7/13/13
Altered Boys at Golden Tea House
Omegas at Golden Tea House
Chris Gethard at Death by Audio
Give at Death by Audio
Omegas at Death by Audio
Give at Asbury Lanes
Omegas at Asbury Lanes
NIGHT BIRDS - 2013 TOUR DATES
Jul 24 Alamo New Brunswick, NJ^ w/ Loose Ends, Easy Rider
Jul 25 Cake Shop New York, NY^ w/ Livids, Foster Care
Jul 26 No Fun Club Long Island, NY^ w/ Iron Chic
Jul 27 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA^ w/ Casanovas in Heat, Fake Boys
Jul 27 O'Briens Boston, MA^ w/ No Sir I Won't, White Pages (late)
Aug 23 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH*
Aug 24 Now That's Class Cleveland, OH*
Aug 25 Belvedere's Pittsburgh, PA (Skull Fest 4)*
Aug 26 Strange Matter Richmond, VA* w/ Cloak Dagger, Cretins
Aug 27 Ottobar Baltimore, MD* w/ Give, Wargames
Aug 28 Court Tavern New Brunswick, NJ* w/ Altered Boys, Ugly Parts, Executors
Aug 29 Europa Brooklyn, NY*
Aug 30 The Webster Hartford, CT*
Aug 31 Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA*
^ - w/ The Red Dons
* - w/ Zero Boys