by Black Bubblegum

Tesco Vee In Boston (pic by Mark Natola)

The Meatmen are hitting the road tomorrow (4/16) for a Northeast tour including April 19th at Europa in Brooklyn with Chapstik, Loafass, and The Blackout Shoppers. Tickets are on sale. A little more than two weeks after The Meatmen wrap things up in Columbus, Ohio, the band will head out to the west coast for a second leg. All tour dates are below.

The Meatmen recently dropped a collection of covers and their first album in thirteen years, Cover The Earth. Featuring 24 covers of songs from "40 years of our favorite tunes", Tesco Vee & the boys recorded songs by Motorhead, GG Allin, Thin Lizzy, The Fugs, Roky Erickson, Fear and many others. Pick that record up at the show or here.

Speaking of Fear, the LA band has scheduled a pair of NYC dates at Europa on May 6th (tickets) and May 7th (tickets). Credit Mongrel with the assist on both nights, while Tall Black Girls & Violent Bullshit will open May 6th and Cerebral Ballzy & Runny will rock the 7th. Besides the NYC double header, Fear are also playing May 8th at Club Hell in Providence and May 9th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia. Lee Ving also recently opened a twitter account here.

As previously mentioned, The Fugs, who are also covered on Cover The Earth, will play The Bell House in Brooklyn on April 29th with Acrylics, White Williams, Golden Triangle and many others. The show is "a benefit concert... to raise money for Rory O'Sullivan, ...a 24 year old aspiring filmmaker suffering from a massive brain tumor". Regular tickets are on sale, and you can buy VIP tickets which include all types of freebies and will benefit a bonfide 501 (c)(3)... Those of you who just finished your taxes may know what that is. For more information, to buy VIP tickets, or just to donate, head here.

The Fugs current lineup is Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders, Ken Weaver and Steven Taylor. All Fear and Meatmen dates below...

Fear - 2009 Tour Dates
May 06 @ Europa, Brooklyn, NY
May 07 @ Europa, Brooklyn, NY
May 09 @ THE TROCADERO, Philadelpha, PA

4/16/2009 31st St Pub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4/17/2009 STERLING HOTEL in Allentown, Pennsylvania *
4/18/2009 VALENTINE'S in Albany, New York *
4/19/2009 CLUB EUROPA in Brooklyn, New York *
4/20/2009 THE BRIGHTON BAR, Long Branch NJ
4/21/2009 THE RECORD COLLECTOR, Bordentown NJ
4/22/2009 DC9 in THE DISTRICT!, Washington DC
4/23/2009 GREEN EGGS & HAM in Boone, North Carolina **
4/24/2009 MILESTONE'S in Charlotte, North Carolina **
4/25/2009 BERNIE'S in Columbus, Ohio **
5/16/2009 FUN HOUSE, SEATTLE, Washington *
5/17/2009 PLAN B, PORTLAND, Oregon
5/19/2009 THEE PARKSIDE, SAN FRANSISCO, California
5/20/2009 VELVET JONES, SANTA BARBARA, California *
5/21/2009 ANGELO'S, POMONA, California *
5/22/2009 THE RELAX BAR, HOLLYWOOD, California *
5/23/2009 DOUBLE DOWN, LAS VEGAS, Nevada
5/25/2009 LAUNCH PAD, ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
5/27/2009 EMOS, AUSTIN, Texas
* w/Chapstik
** w/American Speedway

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