by Andrew Sacher

Carb on Carb
Carb on Carb

Carb On Carb is the New Zealand duo of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Gaffney and drummer/vocalist James Stuteley. They put out their self-titled album earlier this year, which is a solid record of '90s-style emo/punk and often has a strong a feminist bent, as song titles like "The War On Men" and "Phenomenal Ladies" make pretty clear. It's a good album, especially for anyone with an affinity for Polyvinyl Records. You can stream the whole thing below and download a copy (name your price) at bandcamp.

Carb On Carb are currently on their first-ever US tour, which hits CMJ, The Fest, and more. Their CMJ show is the New Zealand showcase at Baby's All Right on 10/13 with Marlon Williams, Anthonie Tonnon and Lontalius. That's free with RSVP.

Carb on Carb play two NYC shows right before CMJ too. The first is a matinee at ABC No Rio on October 10 with Torch Runner, Archie Alone and Control (more info); and the second is Palisades on October 11 with PUNT, Talking Dog, Terrible Terrible and Oh, Oh, Ecstasy (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Speaking of Marlon Williams, who's also on the New Zealand showcase, he just signed to Dead Oceans (Tallest Man On Earth, Phosphorescent), and will put out a new album on the label in early 2016. Ahead of that, he released the single "Strange Things" this week. Video for that, and his tour dates (including a bunch of other CMJ shows), below.

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Carb on Carb -- 2015 Tour Dates
Oct 03 AS220 Providence, RI
Oct 04 Willimantic Records Willimantic, CT
Oct 04 Crunch House West Haven, CT
Oct 05 O'Brien's Pub Allston, MA
Oct 10 ABC No Rio New York, NY (matinee)
Oct 10 Aidan's Garage Palace Sea Bright, NJ
Oct 11 Palisades Brooklyn, NY
Oct 13 Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY (New Zealand CMJ)
Oct 17 The Courtroom at Getty's Rock Hill, SC
Oct 18 Blue Shirt HQ Atlanta, GA
Oct 20 The Bomb Shelter Savannah, GA
Oct 21 All Saints Cafe Tallahassee, FL
Oct 22 Cosmic Vinyl Titusville, FL
Oct 23 Xtra Medium Largo, FL
Oct 24 Solid Sound Studios Coconut Creek, FL
Oct 27 Will's Pub Orlando, FL
Oct 29 Nobby's Saint Augustine, FL
Oct 30 FEST Gainesville, FL

Marlon Williams -- 2015 Tour Dates (US dates in bold)
Fri. Oct. 2 - Tauranga, NZ @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Sat. Oct. 3 - Auckland, NZ @ Holy Trinity
Sun. Oct. 4 - Auckland, NZ @ St. Mary's at Holy Trinity
Mon. Oct. 5 - Wellington, NZ @ Old St. Paul's
Tue. Oct. 6 - Wellington, NZ @ Old St. Paul's
Thu. Oct. 8 - Christchurch, NZ @ St. Michael All Angels
Fri. Oct. 9 - Christchurch, NZ @ The Cardboard Cathedral
Sat. Oct. 10 - Dunedin, UK @ Knox Church
Mon. Oct. 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot [School Night]
Tue. Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right [NZ Music Commission, 7pm]
Tue. Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Stage 2 [Communion, 9pm]
Wed. Oct. 14 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge [CAA, 7pm]
Thu. Oct. 15 - New York, NY @ Pianos [Atypical Beasts, 12:30pm]
Thu. Oct. 15 - New York, NY @ Living Room [School Night, 6:15pm]
Thu. Oct. 15 - New York, NY @ Productive Studios [Sofar, 9:15pm]
Fri. Oct. 16 - New York, NY @ Elvis Guesthouse [Secretly Group Showcase, 8:15pm]

Mon. Oct. 19 - London, UK @ The Lexington
Tue. Oct. 20 - Bristol, UK @ The Gallimaufry
Wed. Oct. 21 - Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn
Fri. Oct. 23 - Dublin, IE @ Academy 2
Sat. Oct. 24 - Belfast, IE @ McHugh's Bar
Sun. Oct. 25 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's
Mon. Oct. 26 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Wed. Oct. 28 - Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Thu. Oct. 29 - Gent, BE @ Trefpunt
Fri. Oct. 30 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso - London Calling Festival
Sat. Oct. 31 - Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Café
Sun. Nov. 1 - Berlin, DE @ Gruener Salon
Thu. Nov. 5 - Perth, AU @ Four 5 Nine
Fri. Nov. 6 - Bunbury, AU @ Prince of Wales
Sat. Nov. 7 - Fremantle, AU @ Fly By Night
Sat. Nov. 8 - Dunsborough, AU @ Clancy's Fish Pub
Thu. Nov. 12 - Maroochydore, AU @ Sol Bar
Fri. Nov. 13 - Currumbin, AU @ Solid Lounge
Sat. Nov. 14 - Brisbane, AU @ Woolly Mammoth
Sun. Nov. 15 - Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Theare
Mon. Nov. 16 - Bellingen, AU @ St Margaret's Hall
Fri. Nov. 20 - Newcastle, AU @ The Small Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 21 - Sydney, AU @ Oxford Arts Factory
Sun. Nov. 22 - Milton, New South Wales @ Milton Theatre
Tue. Nov. 24 - Wollongong, New South Wales @ Rad Bar
Wed. Nov. 25 - Canberra, AU @ Transit Bar
Fri. Nov. 27 - Melbourne, AU @ Prince Bandroom
Sat. Nov. 28 - Hunter Valley, New South Wales @ A Day on the Green, Hunter Valley NSW #
Sun. Nov. 29 - Mount Cotton, Queensland @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Dec. 3 - Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
Fri. Dec. 4 - Darwin, AU @ Railway Club
Sun. Dec. 6 - Yarra Valley, VIC @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Dec. 10 - Geelong, VIC @ The Workers Club
Fri. Dec. 11 - Newport, VIC @ The Substation
Sat. Dec. 12 - Barossa Valley, AU @ A Day on the Green #
Sun. Dec. 13 - Kings Park, AU @ A Day on the Green #

# w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers