If you’re gonna go, go in style. It’s an ethic that riffy Denver trio The Munsens seem to have taken to heart. I don’t know what they’ll be riding around on this West Coast tour supporting their Nov. 2016 EP, Abbey Rose (review here), and that’s not really what I’m talking about. I’m talking about playing with some frickin’ awesome bands as they go from town to town. Look at that Long Beach show. Or the last night of the tour in Tempe? What a way to round out. And to have a couple nights in Colorado at the start before dipping to Ciudad Juarez and hooking up with Malahierba? Very cool.
I’d be interested to know what comes together for Vegas — or better yet, if you can make something happen there and help out the band, do it. Put on a good show. They’ve set a pretty high standard with these bills.
The Munsens’ Abbey Rose tour
Having just turned loose their new EP, Abbey Rose (self-released, Nov. 21), Denver, Colorado’s the Munsens is taking to the road for a 10 day, nine show run through the southwest US, beginning January 12.
1.12 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive (w/ Ketch, Matriarch, Night of the Living Shred)
1.13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel (w/ Still Valley, Night of the Living Shred)
1.14 – Juarez, MX – Hysteria (w/ Dizz Brew, Malahierba, Ultimo Trip)
1.16 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits (w/ Hydrant, The Horned God)
1.17 – Las Vegas, NV – TBA
1.18 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room (w/ Love Moon, Mesmer, Externs)
1.19 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar (w/ Slow Season, Lords of Beacon House, of limbo)
1.20 – Oceanside, CA – Pierview Pub (w/ Red Wizard and special guests)
1.21 – Tempe, AZ – Palo Verde Lounge (w/ Goya, Twingiant, Grey Gallows)
The Munsens made a handful of appearances in Denver during the summer and fall of 2016, and just released their first recordings in nearly two years (Nov. 21) via a 45-minute EP titled Abbey Rose, which preludes their first full-length album, due out in the summer of 2017. Abbey Rose is available on cassette and as a digital download through the band’s Bandcamp page and will supported by two tours in early 2017, in January and in March.
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