Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thaw out w/ The Thermals: in DC, Chapel Hill, Charleston & more

Haven't heard The Thermals new one, Now We Can See out on Kill Rock Stars, but I always enjoy their albums. They only seem to care about their excellent form of punk rock and don't care if the indie kids or the punk kids like them, but only if their music is thought inducing and artistically freakin' amazing. If social critique and punk rock still go together, then The Thermals are churning it out more than any screamo band would ever attempt. But according to the Kill Rock Stars write-up, maybe they've moved past all of that this time. But no matter. The Thermals have this feel that no matter what they do, how big they get, they seem authentic. Summer is a great time for The Thermals--their whole sound exclaims "action" and "dance" and "possibly mosh" rather than the sit-still modus operandi of the long harsh winters. Catch them as they swing down South, w/ a vid from SXSW after the jump.

May 13 2009 8:00P Black Cat (All Ages) Washington DC, Washington DC
May 14 2009 8:00P Local 506 (18+) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 15 2009 8:00P The Pourhouse (21+) Charleston, South Carolina
May 16 2009 8:00P Masquerade (All Ages) Atlanta, Georgia
May 18 2009 8:00P Bottle Tree (18+) Birmingham, Alabama
May 19 2009 8:00P Hi Tone Cafe (All Ages) Memphis, Tennessee
May 20 2009 8:00P Revolution Music Room (All Ages) Little Rock, Arkansas

SPIN - SXSW 2009: The Thermals, "Now We Can See"

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