Monday, March 18, 2013

Acid Baby Jesus And Hellshovel Are Playing Los Angeles On March 28th!

Acid Baby Jesus And Hellshovel Are Playing Los Angeles On March 28th!

Both Bands Collaborated On Voyager 8 Project



(Photo Above: Acid Baby Jesus)
Tour Dates: 
 
2/22 Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
2/23  New York, NY - Cake Shop NYC
2/24  Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
2/25  Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
2/26  Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
2/27  Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
2/28  Columbus, OH -  Ace of Cups
3/1    Saint Louis, MO - The Heavy Anchor
3/2    Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
3/3    Memphis, TN - Buccaneer Lounge
3/4    Nashville, TN - The End
3/5    SE Atlanta, GA - The Earl
3/6    Birmingham, AL - Spring Street Fire House
3/7    New Orleans, LA - Siberia Bar
3/8    Houston, Texas - Notsuoh
3/9    Denton, TX - 35 Denton Fest
3/14  Austin, TX - SXSW, Legendary White Swan                (Slovenly Showcase)
3/14 Austin, TX - SXSW, Tillery Park                                    (Get Bent Showcase)
3/14  Austin, TX - SXSW (Austin Psych Fest)
3/14 Austin, TX - SXSW, The Rooftop on 6th                       (Nomains Showcase)
3/15 Austin, TX - SXSW, Cherrywood Coffeehouse           (Temporary Insanity Showcase)
3/15  Austin, TX -  SXSW, Tillery Park                                 (Spring Break Boogie)
3/18 El Paso, TX - The Black Market (So Sick Fest)
3/19 Tempe, AZ - The Sail’s Inn (Rampage Fest)
3/20 Tempe, AZ - Erratic! Radio
3/21 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse
3/22 Reno, NV - Debauch-A-Reno (Sticker Guy Fest)
3/23 Reno, NV - Debauch-A-Reno (Sticker Guy Fest)
3/26 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
3/27 Oakland, CA - Stork Club
3/28 Los Angeles, CA - Towne Hall Warehouse
3/29 West Hollywood, CA - On The Rox
3/30 Los Angeles, CA - The Overpass
3/31 San Diego, CA - The Tower Bar
4/1   Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse
4/3   Denver, CO - Lost Lake
4/4   Kansas city, MO - Davey’s Uptown
4/5   Chicago, IL - Permanent Records In-Store
4/5   Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
4/6   Milwaukee, WI - Linnemans Riverwest Inn 



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(Photo Below: Hellshovel)



 
In December 2010, members of Acid Baby Jesus and Hellshovel collided in Athens, Greece, dug deep into their bottomless well of weirdness and crept forth with a ghostly experiment called Voyager 8. Now these two Slovenly Recordings bands are going on the road and bringing their psych freakouts to a city near you!!

Acid Baby Jesus
“Often pegged as Athens, Greece’s answer to the Black Lips, the guys of ABJ mix blues, psych, and punk, but not in equal measures. Their ghoulish cries echoed the Misfits, while singer Noda’s fast and harsh delivery sounded vaguely Mackaye-ish at times…” – Village Voice
“Hailing from an ancient country rich in historical attributes, yet poor economically, Greek garage punks Acid Baby Jesus are the perfect by-product of their environment, spawning twisted grooves to revolt to, much like England in the 70’s during the first wave of British punk. Although lighter on the attitude and heavy on the psychedelics, Acid Baby Jesus create fuzzed-out pop ditties that sound like something that escaped from mad scientist Brian Eno’s lab after crossbreeding the Cramps with the Black Lips—Exclaim
Acid Baby Jesus represents the future of heavy psych’n’roll from an isolated, ancient civilization. Combining the ruthless elements of American outlaw roots music and celestial glam rock, like fellow deconstructionists Demon’s Claws, their latest album “LP” suggests the Rolling Stones at their wearied best, with the electrifying hi-jinks of Brian Eno bulldozing the swagger into the darkest corners of the cosmos.
 
Hellshovel
Hellshovel was originally a song on a Demons Claws single, released in 2004 on Perpetrator Records. Later it became a recording project started by Jeff Clarke, intended to make soundtrack instrumental music. Then in 2008 it became a touring act in Italy with guest musicians from Italy’s Movie Star Junkies and France’s Jack of Heart.

After a period of inactivity Hellshovel reformed in 2009 in Montreal with Dale MacDonald, and pooling together they released several 7inch singles on several different  record labels, and then left for Europe on the first tour with the Feeling of Love. From this point on, it's been back and forth between Montreal and Europe. In Montreal they recorded a full length LP with Bloodshot Bill on drums. Then multiple tours in Europe followed with Shrine's drummer Mirko Wenzel and Weakends' Simon Letourneau on bass. In Greece with Acid Baby Jesus they recorded two up-coming singles and forged future plans. In Berlin another EP was recorded and released on Italian label Sound of Cobra , bringing them to the USA for the first time in 2011.
 

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