Contact Us

Girls Against Boys playing NYC in September (updated dates)


Girls Against Boys, aka GVSB, began as a studio lark for keyboardist Eli Janney (now also a busy record producer) and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, both regulars on the Washington DC punk scene. They were joined by Scott McCloud, singer/guitarist in the city’s Soulside, for the industrial disco that would make up the “Eighties” portion of Nineties vs. Eighties. With the arrival of two more Soulsiders — Johnny Temple joining on bass and Alexis Fleisig replacing Canty — the second half of the six-song EP paints a more accurate portrait of the newly christened Girls Against Boys’ future direction. On “Jamie” and “Kitty-yo,” the more straightforward punk aggression is cut with a dose of sleaze, as McCloud’s voice flirts with a decadent croon. – [Trouser Press]

As mentioned, DC post-hardcore vets Girls Against Boys are back in action, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby. European tour dates were already announced and though a full North American tour hasn’t been announced yet, GvB will play NYC on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (4/24) with the general on-sale happening Friday (4/26) at noon.

Did anyone out there go see GvB at Bowery in July ’07 when GvB played Venus in full? All tour dates are listed, along with a YouTube stream of Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby, below…

Girls Against Boys – 2013 Tour Dates
MAY 02 THU Krems, AT @ Donau Festival
MAY 03 FRI Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
MAY 04 SAT Utrecht, NL@ Ekko
MAY 05 SUN Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique Festival
MAY 10 FRI Lyon, FR @ Nuits Sonores Festival
MAY 11 SAT Milano, IT @ Bloom
MAY 12 SUN Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
MAY 14 TUE Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
MAY 15 WED Caen, FR @ Big Band Cafe
MAY 16 THU Bordeaux, FR @ Le BT59
MAY 17 FRI Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Coope Club
MAY 18 SAT La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
MAY 19 SUN Toulouse, FR @ Le Dynamo< July 18 THURS CZ Colours of Ostrava August 02 FRIDAY Katowice, Poland Off! Festival September 11 WEDNESDAY NYC, Bowery Ballroom

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!