Friday, July 30, 2010


Puffy Areolas from Toledo, Ohio, are touring the Midwest, West Coast, Southwest, and Mid-South in support of their killer new LP In the Army 1981 on Siltbreeze.

These knuckle-dragging scuzz-punk devastators have been killer on 7" and 12" and reportedly slay live. They are the band I most wish I could've started myself. I am so stoked to have them coming west for the first time. For bands I like, I'll book you a show in Sacto or Davis. But for bands I especially like, I'll book you a whole tour. One band per year. I hereby declare Puffy Areolas the band of 2010.

This tour's already shoved off from their hometown of Toledo, Ohio, so if they get near you, go see 'em!

If you haven't heard 'em yet (then you obviously haven't been listening to these podcasts, huh?), Puffy Areolas are an epic scuzzed-out psych/proto-punk time-capsule sorta band with a peerless face-melting guitar harkening back to the original Psychedelic Speed Freaks, High Rise...or like Chrome's Alien Soundtracks, but wilder, gnarlier, and more combustible. That guitarist is Damon formerly of Tyvek (he was the wah-stompin' x-factor of the first few Tyvek tours!). Putting "ex-Tyvek" and "Siltbreeze" on a flier always counts for something on the West Coast, right?

Here's Mr. Siltbreeze's own words to describe 'em...
Finally, from the land of noxious hotdogs comes the debut long player by Puffy Areolas, entitled 'In The Army 1981'. Complete & utter blackout rock, like a showdown in Tony Packo's between Monoshock & Tales Of Terror. There's no losers here folks, only weiners. Get it? Seriously, this lp ribs the scab off the end of 'Raw Power' & envisions a world of Bosch-like carnality where 'Death Trip' doesn't finish, it gets a second wind. Then a third. Is it me or are these guys just too good?!

Th 7/29 Detroit, MI @ Jumbo's Bar (3736 Third St) w/ Photo Martyr and Morph & Mindy
Fri 7/30 Chicago, IL @ Crown Liquors (2821 N Milwaukee Ave) w/ Eric & the Happy Thoughts, Sleepovers, Outer Minds
Sat 7/31 Chicago, IL @ Ruben's Place (1620 N Fairfield) w/ Bitchin Bajas, Running, Lechuguillas
Sun 8/1 Milwaukee, WI @ Circle A (932 E Chambers St) w/ Aluminum Knot Eye
Mon 8/2 Iowa City, IA @ House Party (411 E Davenport) w/ Vomit Fuck
Tue 8/3 Mankato, MN @ Sugar Room (200 E Walnut St) w/ Gender Slave & Dagger Tongue
Wed 8/4 DRIVE
Thu 8/5 DRIVE
Fri 8/6 Seattle @ TBA
Sat 8/7 Olympia @ Le Voyeur (404 E 4th Ave) w/ Total Abuse, Streetwalkers, HPP
Sun 8/8 Portland @ East End (203 SE Grand) w/ Eternal Tapestry & Meercaz
Mon 8/9 Sacramento @ The Hub (1819 23rd St) w/ Art Lessing & Flower Vato, Vol 4
Tue 8/10 San Francisco @ The Hemlock (1131 Polk St) w/ CCR Headcleaner, Arms & Legs
Wed 8/11 Oakland @ 21 Grand (416 25th St) w/ CCR Headcleaner, Deep Teens, Butcher Cover
Thu 8/12 live on KDVS (studio audience welcome)
Fri 8/13 L.A. @ Vlad the Retailer (4314 Melrose Ave) all ages w/ Robedoor
Sat 8/14 L.A. @ Spaceland (1717 Silver Lake Blvd) 21+ w/ Zig Zags
Sun 8/15 Phoenix @ Sound Kontrol (25th & Chambers)
Mon 8/16 Las Cruces, NM @ the Trainyard (102 W Conway #3W) w/ Far Corners, Shang-a-Lang, Sundowners
Tue 8/17 day off
Wed 8/18 Austin @ The Mohawk (912 Red River St) w/ The Young
Thu 8/19 Denton @ Rubber Gloves (411 E Sycamore) w/ White Drugs
Fri 8/20 Memphis @ Murphy's (1589 Madison Ave) w/ Fergus & Geronimo and True Sounds of Thunder
Sat 8/21 Lexington
Sun 8/22 drive home


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