by Bill Pearis

Bob Log III
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Self-described one-man-band-guitar-party-dance-mess Bob Log III is currently on tour bringing that wild thing he does to towns all over North America. See him live and you're a convert. (Check out video below.) NYC will have two chances to experience him: August 4 at the McKittrick Hotel and August 5 at The Wick with D'NT. Advance tickets are available for the Wick show.

Opening most of Bob's East Coast dates -- including both NYC shows -- are Tucson, AZ's #1 party band, The Pork Torta. Says Trapped by Desert:

The Pork Torta make you feel like you walked onto the set of a David Lynch film set in a dark bar in the middle of the desert with some wild, emotionally dissident yet highly rhythmic band pounding away as people grind on each other while strobe lights almost make you blackout and the rhythm makes you go crazy.

The Pork Torta's new album is titled Live in Estonia. While it's questionable whether this was actually recorded in Estonia -- or live at all -- it's pretty entertaining and funny, a funky mess a la The Minutemen. Stream the whole thing below.

All tour dates -- including ones in Philly, CT and lots more -- are listed, along with videos and streams, below...

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Bob Log III - Ooh Ah Ooh Uh | Live in Sydney

Bob Log III - Riverside (Live in Sydney)

Bob Log III - Log Bomb

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BOB LOG III - 2014 Tour Dates
Jul 22 Low Spirits! Albuquerque, NM
Jul 23 Three Links! Dallas, TX
Jul 24 Mohhawk! Austin, TX
Jul 25 Rudyards! Houston, TX
Jul 26 Siberia! New Orleans, LA
Jul 28 Exit/In w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Nashville, TN
Jul 29 Pilot Light! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Knoxville, TN
Jul 30 Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Asheville, NC
Jul 31 The Pinhook w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Durham, NC
Aug 01 The Southern! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Charlottesville, VA
Aug 02 Metro Gallery! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Baltimore, MD
Aug 03 Johnny Brenda's! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Philadelphia, PA
Aug 04 McKittrick Hotel! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - New York, NY
Aug 05 The Wick! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Brooklyn, NY
Aug 06 BAR w/ THE PORK TORTA! - New Haven, CT
Aug 07 The Press Room! w/ THE PORK TORTA! - Portsmouth, NH
Aug 08 ArtsRiot! Burlington, VT
Aug 09 L'Agitee! Quebec, Canada
Aug 10 Le Sous-Bois! Chicoutimi, Canada
Aug 11 Bar le Magog! Sherbrooke, Canada
Aug 12 La Taverne! Saint-Casimir, Canada
Aug 13 Il Motore! Montreal, Canada
Aug 14 Zaphod Beeblebrox Ottawa, Canada
Aug 15 Horseshoe Tavern! Toronto, Canada
Aug 16 Jane Bond! Waterloo, Canada
Aug 17 This Aint Hollywood! Hamilton, Canada
Aug 18 Ninth Ward Arts Buffalo, NY
Aug 19 31st Street Pub! Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 20 Beachland Tavern! Cleveland, OH
Aug 21 Rumba Cafe! Columbus, OH
Aug 22 MOTR Pub! Cincinnati, OH
Aug 23 Do317 Lounge Indianapolis, IN
Aug 24 Schubas Tavern! Chicago, IL
Aug 25 BAYPORT BBQ! Bayport, MN
Aug 26 Frequency! Madison, WI
Aug 27 Vaudville Mews! Des Moines, IA
Aug 28 The Mill! Iowa City, IA
Aug 29 O'Leavers Pub Omaha, NE
Aug 30 Larimer Lounge! Denver, CO
Sep 04 Fly Catcher Tucson, AZ
Sep 05 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ