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Turbo Fruits, Night Beats, Terry & Louie (ex Exploding Hearts), NOTS, Honey & more playing ‘Tuff Weekend’ in NYC

Terry & Louie

Turbo Fruits, Night Beats, NOTS, White Mystery, and more will play the three-day, four-show “Tuff Weekend,” happening Friday, October 23 at Palisades, Saturday, October 24 at The Wick & The Acheron, and Sunday, October 25 at The Acheron.

As for the name, “Tuff” does not refer to King Tuff, but to Tuff Break Records, the label started by onetime Exploding Hearts guitarist Terry Six. Terry & Louie, Six’s current project with Exploding Hearts’ King Louie Bankston, will also play. (King Louie had left Exploding Hearts before the tragic 2003 van accident that claimed the lives of the three other members besides Terry Six.) They are very much in the punky powerpop tradition of Exploding Hearts and you can stream their two singles below.

Lineups and full details won’t be released till Friday (8/14) but Daddy Long Legs, Fletcher C Johnson, Jeanies, Honey, Dancer and Talkies will also play Tuff Weekend.

Memphis synth-punks NOTS, meanwhile, have a new 7″ out on Goner, and you can stream “Virgin Mary” from that below. They’ll be on tour starting this weekend and all dates, including stops at Gonerfest 12, are listed below.

tuff weekend poster

Thu-Aug-13 – Chicago, IL – The Owl w/ RUNNING
Fri-Aug-14 – Kalamazoo, MI – UFO Dictator #11 w/ MAMA, Trampoline Team, No Bails
Sat- Aug-15 – Columbus, OH – Dude Locker
Sun-Aug-16 – Indianapolis, IN – State Street Pub w/ Thee Tsunamis, Dirtbike
Mon-Aug-17 – St. Louis, MO -FOAM
Fri-Sep-4 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
Thu-Sep-10 – Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
Fri-Sept-11 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Fest
Sun-Sep-13 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Sat-Sept-19 – Memphis, TN – Cooper-Young Festival (Memphis Grizzlies/Goner Stage)
Fri-Sept-25 – Memphis, TN – Gonerfest 12 w/ Sonny Vincent, Ty Rex, Timmy’s Organism, Cuntz, Musk
Mon-Oct-19 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
Tue-Oct-20 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
Wed-Oct-21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto
Thu-Oct-22 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Fri-Oct-23 – Boston, MA – Club Bohemia
Sat-Oct-24 – Brooklyn, NY – Tuff Weekend @ The Wick
Sun-Oct-25 – Brooklyn, NY – Tuff Weekend @ Acheron
Tue-Oct-27 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien
Wed-Oct-28 – Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
Thu-Oct-29 – Oberlin, OH – Dionysus Discotheque (Oberlin College)
Fri-Oct-30 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Sat-Oct-31 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
Mon-Nov-02 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Tue-Nov-03 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi
Wed-Nov-04 – Columbus, MO – Rose Music Hall
Thu-Nov-05 – Springfield, MO – Outland
Fri-Nov-06 – Norman, OK – Mainsite Art Gallery
Sat-Nov-07 – Ft. Worth, TX – Lola’s

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