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Tigers Jaw told us their favorite LPs of 2014, playing Scranton holiday show w/ The Menzingers (who are ft. in new Fest doc)

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Photo: Tigers Jaw at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)

As discussed, The Menzingers have an upcoming tour with Taking Back Sunday that includes night 1 of TBS’ holiday shows at NJ’s Starland Ballroom (12/27), NYC’s Best Buy Theater on 3/18 and Long Island’s Paramount on 3/24. Starland is sold out but tickets for the other two are still available.

Before those shows, the Scranton natives will headline their own holiday show in their old hometown (they live in Philly now) with an all-Scranton lineup of Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking (The Menzingers’ literal “brother band”), Okay Paddy (reunion), The SW!MS (reunion), Three Man Cannon (ex-Tigers Jaw), Petal (ft. mems of Tigers Jaw), Esta Coda and The Red Barons. The show takes place December 20. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit youth arts programs in Scranton. Updated Menzingers dates and show flyer below.

The Menzingers were also featured, along with Mineral, Touche Amore, Into It. Over It. and others, in AltPress’ recently-completed Fest documentary. You can watch all three parts here, here and here.

In other news, Ben Walsh of Tigers Jaw, who released the excellent Charmer earlier this year, was nice enough to give us a list of his favorite albums of 2014. It features Scranton holiday show-mates The Menzingers and Three Man Cannon, as well as other things like Stephen Malkmus and Ryan Adams. Find out who else made Ben’s list below.

Ben Walsh’s (Tigers Jaw) Top 10 Albums of 2014
1. Kite Party – Come On Wandering
2. David Bazan – Bazan Monthly Vol. 1
3. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags
4. Three Man Cannon – Pretty Many People
5. The Menzingers – Rented World
6. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
7. Warpaint – Warpaint
8. Somos – Temple of Plenty
9. Strand of Oaks – Heal
10. Pianos Become the Teeth – Keep You

Honorable Mention :
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Little Big League – Tropical Jinx


The Menzingers — 2014/2015 Tour Dates
December 20 – Scranton, PA – The Leonard Theater #
Dec 27 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom*!
Feb 18 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre*^
Feb 19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*^
Feb 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*^
Feb 21 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom*^
Feb 22 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*^
Feb 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues*^
Feb 25 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium*^
Feb 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*^
Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium*^
Feb 28 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*^
Mar 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre*^
Mar 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*^
Mar 4 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall*^
Mar 6 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatrev
Mar 8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*^
Mar 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*^
Mar 11 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore*^
Mar 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*^
Mar 14 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis*^
Mar 15 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall*^
Mar 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*^
Mar 18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater*^
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory*^
Mar 24 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount*^
Mar 26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*^
Mar 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*^
Mar 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*^
Mar 29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*^
Apr 1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre*^
Apr 2 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*^
Apr 3 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues*^
Apr 4 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live*^

# – w/ Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking, Okay Paddy, The SWI!MS, Three Man Cannon, Petal, Esta Coda, The Red Barons
* – w/ Taking Back Sunday
^ – w/ letlive
! – w/ Modern Chemistry

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