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The Men are ready to show off their Leave Home material (stream it) to the rest of the US, as they kick of a tour tonight (8/4) at 538 Johnson where they team with Nomos, Brain F, and Only the Messenger for their tour kickoff. Updated tour dates are below, which include a homecoming show on 9/17 at Saint Vitus with Pygmy Shrews & Vaz.

One of their dates, August 19th, is part of the three-day Total Fest X in Missoula, Montana with an awesome list of bands that include the reunited Hammerhead, Milk Music, White Shit, Pygmy Shrews, Big Business, Helms Alee, Japanther, and many many others. Full lineup and festival details are below. Tickets are on sale.

The Men appeared on WFMU on 8/2 to perform on the Brian Turner show. Head to WFMU's archive to download the whole performance and while you're there, download The Men's Immaculada LP for free.

All tour dates, video and Total Fest X details are below.

The Men [April 16, 2011] Philly - Record Store Day +Full Set+

The Men performing "( )" @ Record Release Party


Wantage USA and KBGA team up for Total Fest X!

Who: 45 original, independent bands from all over North America, representing everything from punk rock and metal to indie, pop and country

What: Three-day, multiple-venue, DIY independent music festival in Missoula, Montana

When/Where: August 18-20, 2011 in Missoula, Montana:
Thursday August 18, 9:00pm @ the Top Hat (134 W. Front Street)
Friday, August 19, 5:30-9:00pm @ Zoo City Apparel (139 E. Main Street)
Friday, August 19, 8pm @ Badlander / Palace Lounge (135 W. Broadway)
Saturday, August 20, 8pm @ Badlander / Palace Lounge (135 W. Broadway)
Saturday August 20th 12-2pm, Record Swap @ Big Dipper Ice Cream (631
S. Higgins Ave.)

Cost: Total Fest 3-Day Pass : $45 in advance; $50 at the door.
Includes admission to all Total Fest X shows.

Advance passes on sale now at and at Ear Candy Music (Missoula).

This August 18-20, over 45 bands and hundreds of fans of all ages from
all over the country will descend upon our sleepy, mountain hamlet of
Missoula, Montana to celebrate the tenth annual Total Fest. A
volunteer-driven, DIY music festival, Total Fest offers up some of the
most smile producing, ear-plowing music that fans will experience all
year. To celebrate our tenth year anniversary, we've put together a
pretty volatile line-up, which will include performances by Big
Business, Hammerhead, Vaz, Helms Alee, Japanther, Shannon and the
Clams, the Arrivals, Underground Railroad to Candyland, White Mystery,
and 35 more fantastic bands from throughout the US (and a few
international ones, too).

Total Fest was started by Josh Vanek in 2001 as a showcase of bands
from his Wantage USA record label, and over the years it has featured
performances from bands such as Federation X, The Champs, Oxes,
Deranged Diction, Last of the Juanitas (pre-Red Fang) and many others.
Over the past ten years, it has grown from a one-night, single-stage
show to three days of music over multiple venues, inviting bands from
outside of the Wantage USA family to come and share their music in
Missoula with many well-known bands, some lesser-known, and a handful
of new and obscure music from around the country. Total Fest's
volunteer organizers offer-up their time, money and sanity to stage,
house and feed original and independent musicians from all over the
country. The event is nonprofit and all proceeds after fixed costs go
to the bands. This is the only event of its kind in Missoula and this
part of the Northwest/Rockies.

Total Fest is presented by Wantage USA Records and KBGA Radio, with
the support of several independent businesses from Missoula community.

Full list of bands performing:
Big Business, Hammerhead, Helms Alee, Thrones, Vaz, Gun Outfit, White
Lung, Shannon and the Clams, Shellshag, Japanther, The Arrivals, The
Underground Railroad To Candyland, Milk Music, The Men, White Shit,
Kowloon Walled City, Dead (Australia), White Mystery, Unstoppable
Death Machines, Religious Girls, Gull, Le Sang Song, Pygmy Shrews,
Friendo, Pine Hill Haints, Street Eaters, Grown-Ups,
Goddammitboyhowdy, The Bugs, Custody Battle, Shahs, Mordecai, Sam
Humans and the Light, Pigs, the Pharmacy, The Blind Shake, Bad Naked,
Omotai, The Trashies, Shark Pact, 10 Year Old Girlfriend,
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Tyson Ballew.


August 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ 538 Johnson w/ Nomos, Brain F, and Only the Messenger
August 5 - Brick, NJ @ Brick Moose Lodge w/ Nomos
August 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Night Sins, Whatever Brains, Streetwalker
August 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski's w/ Slices and Free Clinic
August 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Now that's Class w/ Jerk
August 9 - Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ IceAge, Unholy Two, White Walls
August 10 - Louisville, KY @ Cahoots w/ Cross and Tropical Trash
August 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music
August 12 - Chicago, IL @ Water Worx w/ Birth, Nomos //// In store at Permanent Records
August 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ The House of Lard w/ Punch, Loma Prieta, and Condominium
August 14 - St Louis, MO @ APOP Records
August 15 - Tulsa, OK @ the Sound Pony w/ Lizard Police
August 16 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Jabberjosh
August 17 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis w/ Religious Girls
August 18 - Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
August 19 - Missoula, MT @ Total Fest w/ Milk Music, White Shit, Pygmy Shrews, tons of other bands
August 20 - Seattle, WA @ The Josephine w/ Milk Music, Big Crux
August 21 - Olympia, WA @ Old School Pizzeria w/ Milk Music, Weird TV
August 22 - Portland, OR @ The East End w/ Milk Music, Hurry up
August 23 - Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's Fungarden w/ Milk Music
August 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Milk Music
August 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Five Points Art House w/ Milk Music
August 26 - Oakland, CA @ The Revolution Cafe w/ Milk Music, Mothercountry Motherfuckers
August 27 - Pomona, CA @ PB & J Gallery w/ Milk Music //// Day show @ Permanent Records
August 28 - Los Angeles CA, Day show @ Vacation Vinyl w/ Milk Music, Night show @ The Bordello w/ Milk Music
August 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
August 30 - Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard
August 31 - Denton TX @ The Lion's Den w/ Wiccans
September 1 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ The Grave Babies
September 2 - Houston, TX @ Rudyard's w/ Black Congress, Weird Party
September 3 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ The Grave Babies
September 4 - Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council
September 5 - Athens, GA @ GO BAR
September 6 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
September 7 - Birmingham, AL @ Spring St Firehouse
September 8 - Chatanooga, TN @ Antarchtica
September 9 - Charlotte, NC @ Sewercide Mansion
September 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
September 11 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
September 12 - Batlimore, MD @ Golden West
September 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ Pygmy Shrews, Vaz