by Andrew Sacher

Babysitter
Babysitter

Vancouver bands Babysitter and Slam Dunk, who both played Sled Island last year, are teaming up for a North American tour this year. The tour comes to NYC on May 30 at The Rock Shop with Breakfast In Fur and May 31 at Cake Shop. Tickets for the Rock Shop show are on sale now. No advance tickets for Cake Shop, but check their website for lineup and admission updates. All tour dates are listed below.

Both bands released new albums last year too. Babysitter's album, Eye, is dirty garage rock that can veer towards quick punk blasts like "Real Wild Child's Gone Totally Mild" but also towards whiskey-soaked Americana ballads like "Grace Mountain." Meanwhile, Slam Dunk's record, Welcome to Miami, is all saxophone-led swagger rooted in a long history of rock 'n' roll made for the sake of loving rock 'n' roll. You can stream both albums and watch a Babysitter video below (via Exclaim).

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Babysitter - "Real Wild Child's Gone Totally Mild" Official Video

Babysitter - Eye

Slam Dunk - Welcome to Miami

Babysitter -- 2013 Tour Dates
5/3 Victoria, BC - Logans Pub
5/7 Vancouver, BC - The Astoria *
5/8 Nelson, BC - Kootenay Coop Underground Radio
5/9 Calgary, AB - Broken City5/10 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
5/11 Saskatoon, SK - The Fez
5/12 Winnipeg, MB - The Windsor
5/13 Minneapolis, MN - Pine Cone Castle
5/14 Madison, WI - The Frequency
5/15 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
5/16 Knoxville, TN - Groundswell
5/17 Memphis, TN - The Hi-Tone
5/18 New Orleans, LA - TBA
5/20 Gainesville, FL - Backyard Bar
5/21 Orlando, FL - Uncle Lou's
5/22 Atlanta, GA - TBA
5/23 Athens, GA - Go Bar
5/24 Atlanta, GA - House Party
5/27 Washington, DC - TBA
5/28 Baltimore, MD - Club K
5/29 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
5/30 Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop #
5/31 New York, NY - Cake Shop #
6/1 New Haven, CT - Anna Liffeys #
6/3 Boston, MA - TBA #
6/4 Fredericton, NB - TBA
6/5 Saint John, NB - Callahans Pub
6/6-8 Halifax, NS - Obey Festival
6/14 Hamilton, ON - This Aint Hollywood ^
6/15 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo (Suoni Per Il Popolo/Wyrd Montreal)
6/20-23 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Explosion
6/27 Guelph, ON - ANAF
6/28 London, ON - APK
6/29 Kitchener-Waterloo, ON - TBA

* with Cindy Lee, Mormon Crosses
# with Slam Dunk
^ with BA Johnston