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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tweak Bird kickoff U.S. tour; includes dates w/Valient Thorr & Black Tusk

September 18, 2008


The Los Angeles by-the-way of Carbondale, IL sibling duo, TWEAK BIRD, begin their first U.S. tour that will include dates with Valient Thorr and Atlanta, GA’s Black Tusk.

TWEAK BIRD’s debut release (out last week), Reservations, is a sweeping seven song introduction to a band exploring the depths of heavy experimental, progressive and psych-infused rock. Produced under the helm of the impressive production team, Deaf Nephews (Melvins’ Dale Crover and Altamont's Toshi Kasai), the songs on Reservations emanate a powerful brooding air—foreboding, almost threateningly so—of some new sonic assault about to be heaved upon the listener.

Mark Willett (Listen.com, Music for Robots) calls Tweak Bird “one of the best local bands in Los Angeles right now” and “their two man attack with baritone guitar and drums is just an aural slaughter”, while Iann Robinson (None Louder) says Reservations “is one of the best slices of rock I’ve heard in a long time” and “is the musical equivalent of the weed smoke that filters out of your older brothers room. It’s thick, potent and once you get a bit you want so much more.”.

Heading up the West Coast and then across the nation to meet Valient Thorr and Black Tusk in Virginia, TWEAK BIRD are set unleash their “fuzzed out melodic low end riffs spliced with Geddy Lee singing during the peak of a welcome acid trip” (Crust Cake) on all that are willing to join them on their trip.

9/18 Oakland, CA @ Ghost Town Gallery w/ Shellshag
9/19 Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya w/ The Ravens, Dorado
9/20 Portland, OR @ Slabtown w/ Ancient Age, The Ax
9/21 Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ Hot Victory, Party Killer
9/23 Boise, ID @ Myrtle Morgue
9/24 Colorado Springs, CO @ Rocket Room
9/27 Carbondale, IL @ Booby's
10/2 Athens, OH @ The Union
10/3 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/4 Chapel hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/6 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/7 Nashville, TN @ Exit In w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/9 Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/10 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/11 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/14 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/17 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/18 Denton, TX @ Hailey's w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/21 San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Valient Thorr, Black Tusk
10/26 Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar w/ Valient Thorr

* more dates with Valient Thorr and Black Tusk will be announced shortly...



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