by Bill Pearis

OBN IIIs @ Emo's Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

As mentioned, Austin's absolutely fierce OBN IIIs are about to hit the road with Memphis' Ex-Cult (who were just in NYC last month). That tour includes a stop at Mercury Lounge on July 24. Tickets are still available, but OBN IIIs/Ex-Cult have added a second show happening at Death by Audio on July 25 with Shocked Minds and Pampers. Updated tour dates are listed below.

If you've never seen OBN IIIs live, it is an intense rock experience, with singer Orville not really allowing a passive show-going experience. He's an in-your-face kind of guy so text/tweet/etc at your peril. Their show last year at Don Pedro was one of my favorites of 2012.

While we wait for the band to follow-up 2012's self-titled sophomore album, OBN IIIs do have a new song on the free-download Garage Swim compilation and you can stream their contribution below.


OBN IIIs - 2013 Tour Dates
07-06 McAllen, TX - Simon Sez
07-13 Houston, TX- Mangos w/Secret Prostitutes
07-17 Dallas, TX - The Bryan Street Tavern w/Distressors
07-18 Memphis, TN- Buccaneer w/Ex-Cult
07-19 Nashville, TN- The Stone Fox w/Ex-Cult
07-20 Chicago, IL- The Empty Bottle w/Ex-Cult, Mac Demarco
07-21 Detroit, MI- Lager House w/Ex-Cult
07-22 Albany, NY- Valentine's w/Ex-Cult
07-23 Allston, MA- Great Scott w/Ex-Cult
07-24 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge w/Ex-Cult
07-25 Brooklyn, NY - Death by Audio w/Ex-Cult
07-26 Washington, DC- Black Cat w/Ex-Cult
07-27 Boone, NC- Black Cat w/Ex-Cult
07-28 Atlanta, GA- The EARL w/Ex-Cult & GG KING
07-29 Huntsville, AL - Vertical House Records