by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Toys That Kill at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Toys That Kill

If Toys That Kill's new LP, Fambly 42, was a piece of candy, it would most definitely be a jawbreaker. Hard as nails yet sugary sweet, the LP is a pure pop-punk confection. Catch the band on the road this fall in celebration of the new LP, NYC gets the look at Acheron on October 18 with a stellar lineup of Nude Beach and Night Birds. The next night at the venue (10/19) is curiously empty, so I would expect another show to pop up in that is CMJ after all.

In related news, Night Birds are celebrating the vinyl release of their compilation LP, Fresh Kills Vol. 1, via Grave Mistake with a show at Acheron on Saturday (8/25). There the surf-y punks will team with Nuclear Santa Claust, Goosebumps, Loose Ends and Mutant Genes for an 18+ show at the venue. Should be a fun one.

Reminder, Nude Beach play Death By Audio next week, their last local show for a bit while they jet to the West Coast. Their album, II, was recently reissued by Other Music's new record label.

Tour dates and streams are below.


Sep 02 Soda Bar (AF6) San Diego, CA
Sep 28 FYP at Blue Star Los Angeles, CA
Oct 05 Hemlock San Francisco, CA
Oct 07 Hi-Dive Denver, CO
Oct 08 The Sandbox Omaha, NE
Oct 09 The Aquarium Fargo, ND
Oct 10 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Oct 11 The Frequency Madison, WI
Oct 12 Subterranean Chicago, IL
Oct 13 Magic Stick Lounge Detroit, MI
Oct 14 Brass Rail Fort Wayne, IN
Oct 15 Gooski's Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 16 Starlab Boston, MA
Oct 17 Ray Cappo's Cantina New Brunswick, NJ
Oct 18 The Acheron Brooklyn, NY
Oct 20 Golden Tea House Philadelphia, PA
Oct 21 Wind Up Space New Baltimore, PA
Oct 22 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Oct 23 Motorco Garage Durham, NC
Oct 24 Sluggo's Chattanooga, TN
Oct 27 THE FEST Gainesville, FL
Nov 01 The 1011 San Antonio, TX
Nov 02 FUNFUNFUN "Nights" Austin, TX
Nov 04 Trainyard Las Cruces, NM
Nov 05 Yucca Tap Room Phoenix, AZ

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