Entries tagged with: Dastardly

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The Shams Band @ Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest (more by James Richards IV)

Earlier this year, Chicago's The Shams Band hit the studio to track their forthcoming, sophomore LP. Instead of "taking the easy way out and launching a Kickstarter campaign," said frontman Donnie Biggins, they'll play a fundraising show at Subterranean on Thursday, May 10 to help them foot the bill for pressing vinyl. Dastardly and The Dirty Feathers will act as main support, and advance tickets are on sale.

Check out the band's Audiotree Live session below...

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Slow Club

today in Chicago
* The Engines @ Hideout
* Nate Herman & June Shellene @ SPACE
* J Crist, As Is & Galloz, Dre Chi @ Reggie's
* Dastardly, Kentucky Knife Fight @ The Whistler
* Eunoia, Potions, Oshgood Slaughter @ Subterranean
* Slow Club, Air Waves, Love of Everything @ Empty Bottle
* The Parallel Fuzz, Flying Cars, Robot Hilarious @ Martyrs
* The Blank Standard, Atlanta Is Burning, Marmora @ Ultra Lounge
* David Paige And The Skyline, Lee, Enoch, Wait, What? @ Beat Kitchen
* Dhalgren, Price, Trump Duo, Green Pasture Happiness, Big Sandwich @ Township

Thanks to everyone who came out to Cole's last night to see Willis Earl Beal and Pillars and Tongues! Did you purchase Willis' first-ever 7"? Stay tuned for a full recap of the show.

Korallreven have a new video for "Sa Sa Samoa." Check it out below. They make their Chicago debut at Lincoln Hall on March 6.

Jim DeRogatis reviewed Sleigh Bells' Reign of Terror and Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory.

Tonight's show at the Ultra Lounge is also Arriver's record listening party.

Dastardly said, "Tonight at The Whistler, we will be performing Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" long playing album in its entirety. Half of the band will be performing it ironically while the other half will find it charming and relevant." Whether or not this actually happens, head to The Whistler to catch one of Dastardly's last hometown shows for awhile.

What else?

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Our van got stolen today. We love that van. She makes it possible to tour. We have many memories of this van. If you see this van anywhere in the Chicago area, please send me an e-mail at gabe@dastardlytheband.com.

Please. I had my first kiss in this van.

View more pictures of the van at their website. Please contact them if you have any details to offer.


Local band Dastardly are gearing up for the release of their debut LP Bury Me In The Country, set for a physical release on January 19th and a worldwide digital on January 31st. As announced, they'll be playing a record release show on the 19th at Chicago's Lincoln Hall with support from Brighton, MA (who are also releasing a new album) and Santah. Tickets are still available for the show.

Bury Me In The Country skirts that line between americana and rowdy rock and roll, which is definitely a sweet spot for us. With the use of banjo and accordion along side drums, bass, and guitar, the band create a thick sonic palate for singers Gabe Liebowitz and Sarah Morgan to float on top of. The album picks up right where their March 2011 EP May You Never... left off.

Aside from their record release at Lincoln Hall, the band have a bunch of other upcoming dates as well. They'll play the Cowboy Monkey in nearby Champaign-Urbana on the 20th, and The House Cafe in Dekalb on the 21st. After that, Gabe will take Dastardly on the road solo style throughout the Midwest.

All 2011/12 tour dates, Bury Me In The Country's tracklisting, and some videos, below..

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White Mystery, Rabble Rabble, and The Cell Phones are playing the Hideout on December 2nd. Tickets are on sale now.

Mannequin Men are playing the Hideout on December 3rd.
Tickets are on sale now.

Mustard Plug, Flatfoot 56, The Crombies, We Are The Union and The Downtown Struts are playing Metro on December 28th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (11/12), at noon CST.

JJ Grey & Mofro and Daryl Hance are playing the Vic on January 14th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at 10AM CST.

Dastardly and Brighton, MA are playing Lincoln Hall on January 19th.
Tickets are on sale now.

Twin Sister and Ava Luna are playing the Empty Bottle on February 17th.
Tickets are on sale now.

STREAM: Dastardly - "Villain" (MP3)


Chicago's own Dastardly have been steadily growing their now expansive fan base since the December 2010 release of their debut LP May You Never....

The americana-tinged group will head out on a mostly-West Coast tour, beginning in the first few days of August. Before that takes place, you can catch them this weekend, playing on Sunday (7/24) of the Wicker Park Fest.

Just recently they've premiered a new video for the track "Villain" (also streaming above), which you can view below along with all 2011 tour dates.

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