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INAUGURAL NOT MADE IN USA TOUR KICKS OFF ON OCTOBER 2nd
** Tour Brings International Rock Bands From Britain, Mexico and Australia to the U.S. **
Thrilling new rock ‘n’ roll from all around the globe will impact on U.S. shores with the NOT Made In USA tour which kicks off October 2nd in Portland, OR. Aussie punks The Novocaines, swaggering Brit rockers Exile Parade and Mexicano garage-bluesmen The Copper Gamins comprise this flagship incarnation of the tour which will hit all major cities over the course of 25+ shows. NOT Made In USA will also be represented at FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival on October 11th and will showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon on October 19th.
Free MP3 downloads (cleared for blog posting):
Til Death by THE NOVOCAINES
Beat Of Your Blood by EXILE PARADE
Tell My Sister by THE COPPER GAMINS
NOT Made In USA is the creation of industry veteran Eric Hoppe of One Step Management. Seeing how slow today’s fragmented American music industry is to respond to global talent, and how hard it is for those artists to get a foothold in the States, they decided to take matters into their own hands. “Foreign acts feel blessed to be able to play a quick gig one busy afternoon at SXSW to a handful of people,” said Eric Hoppe. “But what those bands don’t realize is that it will most often result in nothing.”
The long term goal of NOT Made In USA is for the tour to go out up to four times per year, featuring handpicked new bands from various countries spanning different genres. “There’s so much amazing music being made around the world that never gets its day,” says Hoppe. “This is an ambitious endeavor in terms of money, logistics, immigration visas, bookings, and of course getting people to champion what they haven’t heard before – but when they hear the music delivered via an undeniably electric live performance they get it right away!”
[NOT Made In USA tour dates]:
Wed, Oct 2 — Portland, OR — Dante’s
Thu, Oct 3 — Spokane, WA — The Center
Sat, Oct 5 — Seattle, WA – Barboza
Mon, Oct 7 — Sacramento, CA — Harlow’s
Wed, Oct 9 — Santa Ana, CA — Constellation Room
Thu, Oct 10 — San Francisco, CA — Thee Parkside
Fri, Oct 11 — Los Angeles, CA – Filter’s Culture Collide Festival
Sun, Oct 13 — Denver, CO — Moe’s
Tue, Oct 15 — Chicago, IL — Township
Wed, Oct 16 TBA
Fri, Oct 18 — Philadelphia, PA — The Note
Sat, Oct 19 — New York, NY — The Studio at Webster Hall (CMJ)
Sun, Oct 20 — Baltimore, MD — Metro
Mon, Oct 21 — Charlotte, NC — Tremont Music Hall
Tue, Oct 22 — Atlanta, GA — Drunken Unicorn
Wed, Oct 23 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
Thu, Oct 24 — Tallahassee, FL — Rehab
Fri, Oct 25 — Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
Sat, Oct 26 — New Orleans, LA — Hangar
Tue, Oct 29 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada
Wed, Oct 30 –San Antonio,TX — Night Rocker Live
Thu, Oct 31 — Midland, TX — The Blue Max
Fri, Nov 1 — Houston, TX — Rudyard’s
Sun, Nov 3 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
Mon, Nov 4 — Hollywood, CA — The Whisky
THE COPPER GAMINS
From the mountains of Mexico to the Mississippi delta to the garages of 1960s America to the Hollywood silent film studios of yore, The Copper Gamins cover some major musical ground with just guitar, drums and vocals (and the occasional less-than-fully-strung mandolin). With a sound that ramps up primitivism into a modernist atomic blast, they play what The Big Takeover hails as “raw cacophonic trash rock with wild child naiveté” with “dirty, unrepentant ‘bash the blues to hell’ delinquency.” It’s just what comes naturally to singer, guitarist and songwriter José Carmen and drummer Claus Lafania. The result is “a kinetic ball of lo-fi goodness,” as Rank and Revue described their 2012 debut EP. Now with their 17-song strong first full album, Los Niños de Cobre (on Saustex Media/Cosmica Records) the duo splash their south of the border hot sauce onto the American roots’n’rock gumbo and offer up organic, visionary music.
Indie punk rockers The Novocaines from Perth, Western Australia formed in 2006 and have made a name for themselves worldwide with their ferociously energetic live performances during tours with the likes of Them Crooked Vultures, The Living End and You Am I as well as playing major Australian festivals such as Big Day Out, Southbound and Playground Weekender. The current singles “‘Til Death” and “Freedom Please” launched in April are a current and relevant example of the band’s direction for 2013; short, fast punk rock that draws influence from their modern contemporaries like Fucked Up and Pulled Apart by Horses. The Novocaines are currently back in the studio working on new music which they plan to unleash in late-summer.
Natives of Northwestern England, a region known for giving birth to legendary musicians, Exile Parade grew up enamored with Oasis’ transcendent (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, and ended up being discovered by one of Oasis’ founding members and working with that seminal album’s producer. The quintet’s intoxicating blend of rock n’ roll swagger and grand Brit-pop hooks is exactly what has garnered them favorable comparisons to the Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Joy Division and the Sex Pistols. Legends are made live onstage, and Exile Parade’s play-as-if-your-life-depends-on-it ethos has built them a formidable reputation. After sharing the stage with iconic UK singer Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets, XFM Manchester) he tweeted: “Ace band and one of the best front men in the UK.” The lads are finishing up a batch of new tunes that include “Beat Of Your Blood” and “Streets”, which they plan to release this fall.
NOT Made In USA is sponsored by Rush Speed Bearings, San Clemente Longboard Company, Goodwood Skateboards, Blackstar Amplification, Evans Drumheads, VOX Amplification, Blackout Skateboards, Mapex Drums, D’Addario Strings and ProMark.