On the Road Again: Speedy Ortiz

If you didn't already really like Speedy Ortiz, you might just start to after hearing about this. It's pretty hard not to get solidly behind a band with such a community-minded and do-good mentality. 

You see, the Massachusetts-based sludge pop band has just announced a new tour, which is pretty rad in its own right, but it gets even better. The band's entire tour is all ages, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Girls Rock Camp Foundation. As in, the entire tour proceeds. As far as I'm concerned, that's pretty fucking awesome. 

To offer folks variety (and work with budgetary restraints), the shows will offer levels of donation, and subsequent levels of reward for said donations. It looks a little something like this (give or take at certain venues):

$10 = ticket only, no donation
$15 = ticket +$5 GRCF donation (free custom Speedy Ortiz poster by Michael DeForge for that night's show!)
$20 = ticket +$10 GRCF donation (free custom Speedy Ortiz nail art stickers!)
$40 = ticket +$30 GRCF donation (free GRC print) + all other prizes included!)

So get out there when Speedy Ortiz rolls through your town. Do some good while you enjoy the grungey pop-laden goodness. Full dates and support info below. There's no real DC date, but surely the band is worth the drive either to Baltimore or Richmond (or hell, maybe even both).

Speedy Ortiz Tour Dates

12/8 - Providence, RI @ AS220
with Downtown Boys, Whore paint

12/9 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
with Downtown Boys, Ursula

12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
with: Downtown Boys, Palm, Anomie
*special DJ set by Allison Crutchfield

12/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
with: Downtown Boys, Eskimeaux, Very Fresh
*special DJ sets by Jenn & Liz Pelly

12/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
with: Aye Nako, Dirty Dishes, Gemma

12/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
with: Beauty Pill, Aye Nako

12/14 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel
with: Aye Nako, Atta Girl

12/15 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
with: Aye Nako, No Love
*special DJ set by Merge Records DJs

12/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
with: Aye Nako, Suno Deko

12/17 - Nashville, TN @ The End
with: Aye Nako, Idle Bloom, Gnarwhal

12/18 - Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage
with: Aye Nako, Didi, hoe garden

[posted 11.7.15]


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