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Garage bands Acid Baby Jesus and Hellshovel joint tour begins with two shows in NYC (Bell House tonight) (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis

Acid Baby Jesus
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Montreal’s Hellshovel and Greek band Acid Baby Jesus are old buds, having met in the latter’s home city of Athens in 2010 which resulted in a collaboration called Voyager 8 which you can stream below. The two bands, both on Slovenly Recordings, have similar psych-garage sounds and the joint record is pleasingly twisted. You can also stream each band’s most recent LPs below as well.

Three years later, Hellshovel and Acid Baby Jesus are together again for a big North American tour which starts here in NYC with two shows: tonight (2/22) at The Bell House with The Psyched, Twin Guns, The Recordettes, The Mess-Around and WFMU’s Dave the Spazz on DJ duties (tickets); and Cake Shop on Saturday (2/23) with Livids and K HOLES.

All Hellshovel/Acid Baby Jesus Dates are listed below.

Acid Baby Jesus / Hellshovel – 2013 Tour Dates
2/22 Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
2/23 New York, NY – Cake Shop NYC
2/24 Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
2/25 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
2/26 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
2/27 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
2/28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
3/1 Saint Louis, MO – The Heavy Anchor
3/2 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
3/3 Memphis, TN – Buccaneer Lounge
3/4 Nashville, TN – The End
3/5 SE Atlanta, GA – The Earl
3/6 Birmingham, AL – Spring Street Fire House
3/7 New Orleans, LA – Siberia Bar
3/8 Houston, Texas – Notsuoh
3/9 Denton, TX – 35 Denton Fest
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW, Legendary White Swan (Slovenly Showcase)
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW, Tillery Park (Get Bent Showcase)
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW (Austin Psych Fest)
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW, The Rooftop on 6th (Nomains Showcase)
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW, Cherrywood Coffeehouse (Temporary Insanity Showcase)
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW, Tillery Park (Spring Break Boogie)
3/18 El Paso, TX – The Black Market (So Sick Fest)
3/19 Tempe, AZ – The Sail’s Inn (Rampage Fest)
3/20 Tempe, AZ – Erratic! Radio
3/21 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse
3/22 Reno, NV – Debauch-A-Reno (Sticker Guy Fest)
3/23 Reno, NV – Debauch-A-Reno (Sticker Guy Fest)
3/26 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
3/27 Oakland, CA – Stork Club
3/28 Los Angeles, CA – Towne Hall Warehouse
3/29 West Hollywood, CA – On The Rox
3/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Overpass
3/31 San Diego, CA – The Tower Bar
4/1 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
4/3 Denver, CO – Lost Lake
4/4 Kansas city, MO – Davey’s Uptown
4/5 Chicago, IL – Permanent Records In-Store
4/5 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
4/6 Milwaukee, WI – Linnemans Riverwest Inn

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