June 13, 2006

Coming To Your Local Bandstand: The Mendoza Line

The Mendoza LineIn less than a fortnight literate and scruffy, capital-"A" American bar band The Mendoza Line will hit the road for an all-too-brief 12-date U.S. tour in support of their 2005 tour de force Full Of Light And Full Of Fire. The band has a Replacementsian relationship with the stage, but since their touring seems to have grown less frequent we must implore you to show up to take in what very possibly could be something special. We regret that we'll be attending a wedding the night the vagabonds roll through Boston, because we'd give our left arm to hear the band lay down a rockin' version of the Tim Bracy-sung scorcher "Name Names." Or to hear Shannon McArdle's eerily threatening "Mysterious In Black." And also, that Paul guy is really funny. If you aren't familiar with the band (we concede it is possible, although unwise), hit their MySpace drive-thru here. Then scrutinize the dates below and see how you can fit The Mendoza Line into your early summer.

06/24 -- Athens, OH -- Union Bar
06/25 -- Chicago, IL -- Schubas
06/28 -- Des Moines, IA -- Vaudville Mews
06/29 -- Lawrence, KS -- Replay Lounge
06/30 -- Springfield, MO -- Randy Bacon Gallery
07/02 -- Denton, TX -- Rubber Gloves
07/03 -- Austin, TX -- Hole in the Wall
07/04 -- Baton Rouge, LA -- Red Star Bar
07/06 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Earl
07/07 -- Athens, GA -- Tasty World
07/08 -- Columbia, SC -- Art Bar
07/15 -- Boston, MA -- Great Scott

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