by Andrew Sacher
Joanna Gruesome at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We already knew punky UK indie pop band Joanna Gruesome were coming over to the US for LA's FYF Fest and a free Seaport Music Festival show in NYC on August 29 with Big Ups. Since we last spoke, they've expanded their tour which now also includes a much smaller NYC show happening August 26 at Shea Stadium with a STACKED lineup of Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth and the Joan of Arc-related The Love of Everything. (It wasn't long ago that Perfect Pussy sold out two shows on their own around that size.) Tickets for what should be a packed, sweaty, and all-around very fun bill, are on sale now. All dates (including others with that same lineup) are listed below.
In related news, JG guitarist Owen Williams also plays in the band Grubs who recently released a new single, "Dec. 15 / Gym Shame." If you like Joanna Gruesome or other likeminded British indie pop bands, you'll probably dig this too. You can stream both tracks below.
Grubs - "Dec. 15 / Shame"
Joanna Gruesome -- 2014 Tour Dates
08/20 Oakland, CA - 1234 Go Records ~
08/21 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop (Popscene) +
08/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell #
08/24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium*
08/27 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
08/28 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
08/29 New York, NY - South Street Seaport^
08/30 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel*
~ = w/ Tony Molina, Hard Left
+ = w/ Manatee
# = w/ Dunes, Michael Vidal, DEBT
*=w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, & Love of Everything
^=w/ Big Ups