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Smoking Popes – new album & new tour dates!

Smoking Popes will be releasing a new studio album titled This Is Only a Test on March 15th. They will be embarking on a small tour throughout March and April as well. Be sure to check out the tour, if you get a chance!

Mar 19 The Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ
Mar 20 Casbah – San Diego, CA
Mar 22 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
Mar 23 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
Mar 24 Downtown Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar 25 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar 26 The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 28 Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 29 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 31 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 01 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Apr 02 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Apr 03 Double Door – Chicago, IL


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Insubordination Fest 2010!

Don’t know the haps for Insubordination Fest this year? Insubordination Fest 2010 will be held at Sonar (407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21202) and you can grab your tickets from www.sonarbaltimore.com.

Smoking Popes, The Queers, American Steel, Kepi Ghoulie, Noise By Numbers, Be My Doppelganger, Black Wine, Hextalls, The Creeps, The Hamiltons, The Roman Line, Fear of Lipstick, The Visitors, Old Wives, PG 13, Sandworms, Prozacs, Flamingo Nosebleed, PETS

Less Than Jake, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Methadones, Huntingtons, Off With Their Heads, Zatopeks, Beatnik Termites, Leftovers, Dear Landlord, Chinese Telephones, Varsity Weirdos, Smokejumper, Sidekicks, Kobanes, Shutouts, Pillow Fights, Jetty Boys, Blacklist Royals, Max Levine Ensemble, Baracuda McMuder, Dopamines, Impulse International, Houseboat, Dead Mechanical, Menzingers, Nancy, Protagonist.

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Koufax is offering up a taste of their upcoming album Strugglers with a digital release of the first single “Any Moment Now” on August 5th. With a crazy horn section and tales of a shady downtown drug deal, the frantic funkiness exudes the musicianship and wit that sets Koufax apart from the pack. Also available is the exclusive b-side “George Michael Issues”- a look at the distracting popstar scandals that fill our news while more important issues remain unnoticed. This one, as most know, takes place in a Beverly Hills bathroom.

Our neighbors to the north at the blog Muzak for Cybernetics are offering the album’s title track and states, “If you ask me, not enough people have heard this band… If you’re into poppy piano ballads and dreamy synthesizers, this is one band you definitely must check out. Considering the fact that they sound kind of similar to Spoon, I’m surprised they haven’t completely lit up the blogosphere by now.”

Strugglers hits stores September 23rd via Doghouse Records. The 10-song collection of hip-shakin’ rock and indie-pop bliss is sure to be one of this fall’s must-have albums. With lyrical strength and a delivery that Rolling Stone calls “dramatic, Morrissey-like crooning,” Robert Suchan ranks as one of the most talented (though often underappreciated) frontmen in the game.

Returning from his Czech outpost, Suchan and band hit the road in August including select dates with Smoking Popes. Current dates include…


10- Record Bar- Kansas City, MO*
11- The Loft- Dallas, TX*
12- Mohawk- Austin, TX*
14- Rhythm Room- Phoenix, AZ*
15- Knitting Factory- Los Angeles, CA*
16- Slim’s- San Francisco, CA*
17- Satellite Lounge- Reno, NV
18- Kilby Court- Salt Lake City, UT
19- Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO
21- Triple Rock- Minneapolis, MN
22- Pabst Theater-Milwaukee, WI
23- Bottom Lounge- Chicago, IL
24- Bluebird- St. Louis, MO
29- Howard’s Club H- Bowling Green, OH
30- Rumba- Columbus, OH

* w/ Smoking Popes

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