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King Tuff’s ‘Was Dead’ reissue out now (stream it); Nude Beach opening his show on Sunday (win tix!)

King Tuff at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
King Tuff

As mentioned, garage rocker King Tuff is reissuing his long-out-of-print 2008 debut, Was Dead, this year and that reissue just came out this week (5/28). It was awarded a “best new reissue” on Pitchfork. If you haven’t heard it, you can stream the album in its entirety below.

King Tuff is playing a previously discussed one-off release show for the reissue in NYC this Sunday (6/2) at Bowery Ballroom. No openers for that show were announced when we first mentioned it, but since then Brooklyn rockers Nude Beach were added. Sunday’s show is one of two currently scheduled local shows for Nude Beach before they head out on tour. The other is on June 16 at Fitness (1196 Myrtle Ave) with Vacation and others, and when they return home from tour they play Knitting Factory (7/5) with Prince Rupert’s Drops (tickets).

The Bowery Ballroom show this Sunday is also with Hector’s Pets. Tickets are still available and we’re also giving away a pair.

Updated Nude Beach dates are listed, along with details on that ticket contest, the show flyer, and the King Tuff LP stream, below…

King Tuff – Was Dead

King Tuff

Nude Beach — 2013 Tour Dates
06/02/13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ King Tuff, Hector’s Pets
06/16/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Fitness w/ Vacation, Nervosas, Survival
06/20/13 – Northhampton, MA – Sierra Grille *
06/21/13 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
06/22/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Explosion
06/23/13 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
06/24/13 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
06/25/13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/26/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters
06/27/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/28/13 – Omaha, NE – Oleaver’s
06/29/13 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge $
06/30/13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
07/01/13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
07/02/13 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
07/03/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
07/04/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
07/05/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
* w/ Potty Mouth
$ w/ Shannon & The Clams

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For a chance at winning tickets to see King Tuff, Nude Beach, and Hector’s Pets at Bowery Ballroom: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND “KING TUFF” in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line “KING TUFF”. Include your first and last name in the email. We’ll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

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