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Nuclear Spring, Red Dons, Night Birds, Nuclear Santa Claust & other upcoming punk shows (dates & streams)

by Andrew Sacher

Nude Beach at 285 Kent in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Nude Beach

As mentioned, Brooklyn’s Nude Beach have a new 7″ due out in July (stream both tracks below) and are currently on a tour that will culminate in a hometown show on July 5 at Knitting Factory with Prince Rupert’s Drops and Pop Zeus. Tickets for that show are still available.

Not long after that show, Nude Beach will play another hometown show on July 17 at Death by Audio with a solid lineup of Nuclear Spring, The Red Dons, and Ylajali. Admission for that show is $8 at the door. Updated Nude Beach dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Nude Beach, it turns out, are NOT playing the DbA show after all (though it was listed on DbA’s site).

Nuclear Spring in Budapest – 6/10/13 (photo by Tamas Bernath)
Nuclear Spring

Brooklyn punks Nuclear Spring, who have past/present members of CREEM and Nomos, will be returning home from a European tour (pictured above) with CREEM for this show. Earlier this year, they put out a 7″ on Hysteria Records, which contains 6 tracks of menacing punk in just over 10 minutes. Not unlike contemporaries White Lung or Neon Piss, Nuclear Spring’s melodies and riffs pull more from post-punk, but they play with the speed and ferocity of hardcore. If you’re into that kind of stuff, don’t sleep on this. You can download the EP for free (legally) on MediaFire and stream two tracks below.

For Portland’s The Red Dons (ex-The Observers), the Death by Audio show is the first date on their July East Coast tour. That tour also includes three NYC-area shows with NJ/Brooklyn surf punks Night Birds. The first of those is in New Brunswick on July 24 at Alamo with Loose Ends and Easy Rider; then Manhattan on July 25 at Cake Shop with Eric Davidson’s (of New Bomb Turks) new band Livds and Brooklyn garage punks Foster Care; then Long Island on July 26 at No Fun Club with Iron Chic. The Red Dons are a pretty likeminded band to Nuclear Spring and Night Birds, and any of those shows should be a great way to see them. You can stream their most recent full length, 2010’s Fake Meets Failure, in its entirety below, and download it for free at bandcamp. All of their dates are listed below too.

Night Birds at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Night Birds

Meanwhile, you can catch Night Birds, whose new LP, Born to Die in Suburbia drops 7/9 via Grave Mistake, in NYC even sooner when they play a release show for the new album on July 12 at Death by Audio with Omegas, Don Giovanni-signed Nuclear Santa Claust (who also play with Iron Reagan and Dropead on Friday, 6/28), and Give, plus Chris Gethard is hosting. Night Birds also play Europa on August 29 with Zero Boys (tickets). Updated dates are listed, along with streams of two tracks from their LP, below.

Nude Beach – “What Can Ya Do”

Nude Beach – “I’m Giving Up”

Nuclear Spring – “Mos Maiorum”

Nuclear Spring – “You Tie The Rope”

The Red Dons – Fake Meets Failure

Night Birds – “Born to Die in Suburbia/Modern Morons”

Livids – “Your House or the Courthouse”

Nuclear Santa Claust – “Government Issued Acid Trip”

Nude Beach — 2013 Tour Dates
06.24.13 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
06.25.13 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06.26.13 Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock & Roll Palace
06.27.13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06.28.13 Omaha, NE @ Barley Street Tavern
06.29.13 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
06.30.13 St. Louis, MO @ The 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/ Prince Rupert’s Drops, Pop Zeus
07.17.13 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio w/ Nuclear Spring, Red Dons, Ylajali
09.06.13 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout – AV Fest & Hideout Block Party


The Red Dons — 2013 Tour Dates
7/17 Brooklyn @ Death By Audio w/ Nude Beach, Nuclear Spring, Ylajali
7/18 Philadelphia @ Golden Tea House
7/19 Washington D.C. @ Casa Fiesta
7/20 Richmond @ Strange Matter
7/21 Raleigh @ Slims Downtown
7/22 Richmond (Revisions) @ Vinyl Conflict
7/23 Baltimore @ Golden West Café
7/24 New Brunswick @ The Alamo w/ Night Birds, Loose Ends, Easy Rider
7/25 Manhattan @ The Cake Shop w/ Night Birds, Livids, Foster Care
7/26 Long Island @ No Fun Club w/ Night Birds, Iron Chic
7/27 Boston @ The Middle East w/ Night Birds, Casanovas in Heat, Fake Boys
7/27 Boston @ O’Briens ( 21+ ) w/ NIght Birds, No Sir I Won’t, White Pages (late)


Night Birds — 2013 Tour Dates
Jun 27 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Jul 12 Death by Audio Brooklyn, NY w/ Nuclear Santa Claust, Omegas, Give
Jul 24 Alamo New Brunswick, NJ^ w/ Loose Ends, Easy Rider
Jul 25 Cake Shop New York, NY^ w/ Livids, Foster Care
Jul 26 No Fun Club Long Island, NY^ w/ Iron Chic
Jul 27 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA^ w/ Casanovas in Heat, Fake Boys
Jul 27 O’Briens Boston, MA^ w/ No Sir I Won’t, White Pages (late)
Aug 23 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH*
Aug 24 Now That’s Class Cleveland, OH*
Aug 25 Belvedere’s Pittsburgh, PA (Skull Fest 4)*
Aug 26 Strange Matter Richmond, VA* w/ Cloak Dagger, Cretins
Aug 27 Ottobar Baltimore, MD* w/ Give, Wargames
Aug 28 Court Tavern New Brunswick, NJ* w/ Altered Boys, Ugly Parts, Executors
Aug 29 Europa Brooklyn, NY*
Aug 30 The Webster Hartford, CT*
Aug 31 Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA*
^ – w/ The Red Dons
* – w/ Zero Boys

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