Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review and Tour Notice: The Gooch Palms - Novo's

FROM HOMELAND SECURITY:  The Department has learned that The Gooch Palms are touring the states and indoctrinating our children regarding garage punk, surf rock, power pop, and the utility of crop tops in male stage attire.  Everyone must be on the alert.  The Department suggests that to keep your community safe, all adults should check the tour schedule below, find the show nearest to you, buy all available tickets and take your adult friends.  By following these procedures, the adults will become familiar with the subversive nature of this music, and unsuspecting innocents will not be able to buy tickets, and thus will not be exposed to the debauchery and questionable fashion sense.  The Department is cognizant of the financial and time burdens resulting from these procedures, but it is deemed the only way to protect the American way of life from alien influences.  Think of the children!

From the Oversight Committee of the Executive Members of the Editorial Board of WYMA:  We think that every adult in America should follow the above recommendations.  We also believe that everyone else in America should see The Gooch Palms.  It is as if The Ramones, The Clash, FIDLAR, Cool Ghouls, and a soulful, well-in-their-cups doo wop group from Brooklyn were all put in a blender (painful, I know, but it is for art) and poured out as an efficient, exuberant party machine.  And let there be no misunderstanding -- this duo seems to be having so much fun that I don't understand how their audience could not have fun.  This is rock music for the sweaty, beer-soaked masses.  In other words, it is rock music for us! The remaining dates on their US tour are listed below.

The Gooch Palms are Leroy Macqueen (guitar and vocals) and Kat Friend (drums) from Newcastle, Australia.  The initial pressing for their LP, Novo',s sold out, but I understand that another pressing is in the works.  You may also be able to source it digitally.

Thu 11 Sep 2014Turf ClubSt. Paul, MN, US
Fri 12 Sep 2014Cactus ClubMilwaukee, WI, US
Sat 13 Sep 2014The BurlingtonChicago, IL, US
Sun 14 Sep 2014Jumbo's BarDetroit, MI, US
Wed 17 Sep 2014Now That's ClassCleveland, OH, US
Thu 18 Sep 2014The Windup SpaceBaltimore, MD, US
Fri 19 Sep 2014Cake ShopNew York, NY, US
Sat 20 Sep 2014Death By AudioBrooklyn, NY, US
Sun 21 Sep 2014O'Brien's PubAllston, MA, US
Mon 22 Sep 2014The FlatBrooklyn, NY, US
Tue 23 Sep 2014Bourbon & BranchPhiladelphia, PA, US
Sat 27 Sep 2014Murphy'sMemphis, TN, US

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