Friday, February 29, 2008

Foxy Shazam Announces US Tours w/ Portugal The Man and The Fall of Troy

Enter, Foxy Shazam.

Taking their queue from contemporaries like At the Drive-In, Gogol Bordello, Man Man, and others in the modern piano-driven punk era, FOXY SHAZAM construct a formula of chaotic and disjointed, convulsive punk rock, on their latest, critically acclaimed album, Introducing Foxy Shazam. Complete w/ apocalyptic lyrics and doom-ridden instrumentation, the album seemingly rises and intoxicates like vapors from a cryptic, acid-laden party in hell. Imagine the soundtrack to a bad trip featuring demon-gnomes encircling and bouncing about, eyes bulging like that creature on the plane in Stephen King's Twilight Zone. Freaky shit!

But Foxy Shazam just want to have fun. Their current US tour sees the band touring the length of the country, calling to action the kids who want to disrupt normal routine and lash out against daily false-reality. Stage dive, start a pit, and don't worry about making sense.

The band released their debut album The Flamingo Trigger (2005), and then went on to tour exhaustively, performing over two hundred shows within a span of eighteen months. The word of mouth about the band began to spread catching the attention of many, including The Number Twelve Looks Like You's front man and band manager, Jesse Korman. Foxy Shazam was then quickly introduced by Jesse to Nick Storch of New Weathermen Records. Storch recalls "He (Korman) told me I had to check them out and at first I had no idea what was going on in their music and put it aside. A few weeks later I put their demos back in with a fresh mind and it clicked right away, these guys are chaotic but there's also a real pop sensibility that doesn't usually occur with bands this far out." Foxy Shazam is the second artist to be signed to the label in partnership with Ferret Music.

Foxy Shazam Live!

Feb 19 2008 Club NVO Logan, Utah
Feb 21 2008 Red Raven Espresso Parlor Fargo, North Dakota
Feb 22 2008 Station 4 St. Paul, Minnesota
Feb 23 2008 Beat Kitchen Chicago, Illinois
Feb 24 2008 The House Cafe DeKalb, Illinois
Feb 25 2008 The SPEC Decatur, Illinois
Feb 26 2008 2 Cents Plain St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 28 2008 Frankies Toledo, Ohio
Feb 29 2008 Peabody’s Down Unders Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 2 2008 Kathedral Toronto, Ontario
Mar 3 2008 Club Lambi Montreal, Quebec
Mar 5 2008 Living Room Providence, Rhode Island
Mar 7 2008 Crocodile Rock (downstairs)k Allentown, Pennsylvania
Mar 8 2008 Cue Club II Delran, New Jersey
Mar 10 2008 Monkey Bar Huntington, West Virginia
Mar 11 2008 The Muse Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 12 2008 Vinos Little Rock, Arkansas

w/ Portugal The Man!
Mar 17 2008 Chic’s Bar and Billiards s El Paso, Texas
Mar 18 2008 Modified Arts Tempe, Arizona
Mar 19 2008 Soma Sidestage San Diego, California
Mar 20 2008 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California
Mar 21 2008 The Troubadour West Hollywood, California
Mar 22 2008 Richards Fresno, California
Mar 23 2008 The Blackwater Cafe Stockton, California
Mar 25 2008 Golden State Hall Bakersfield, California
Mar 27 2008 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, California

w/ The Fall of Troy!
Apr 18 2008 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Apr 19 2008 The Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Apr 20 2008 Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 22 2008 Reggie’s Live Chicago, Illinois
Apr 23 2008 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Apr 24 2008 The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 25 2008 The Mad Hatter Covington, Kentucky
Apr 26 2008 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 29 2008 The Club @ Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York
Apr 30 2008 The Salt Lounge London, Ontario
May 1 2008 The Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
May 2 2008 Club Lambi Montreal, Quebec
May 3 2008 The Loft @ The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
May 6 2008 Todd’s Place New Haven, Connecticut
May 7 2008 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
May 8 2008 The Soapbox Laudrolounge Wilmington, North Carolina
May 9 2008 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
May 10 2008 The Social Orlando, Florida
May 11 2008 Studio A Miami, Florida
May 13 2008 The High Ground Metairie, Louisiana
May 14 2008 Meridian Red Room Houston, Texas
May 15 2008 The Door Dallas, Texas
May 16 2008 House of Rock Corpus Christi, Texas
May 17 2008 White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
May 19 2008 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
May 20 2008 Glasshouse Pomona, California
May 21 2008 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
May 22 2008 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
May 23 2008 Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
May 24 2008 El Corazon Seattle, Washington

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