April 27, 2012

The Dudes: Barbers, Thieves and Bartenders

As the band name The Dudes indicates, Calgary based alt rock outfit are all about manly sweaty live shows and a passion for Rock 'n Roll. With their recent release of Barbers, Thieves and Bartenders, which is the initial effort of a trilogy of their albums to be released in 2012. Teamed up with Jeff Dawson at Mush Room Studios and The Den from Vancouver, the quartet deployed their 6 tracks of expansive musicianship: from onslaught of earsplitting scream in Tear it Up, groovy alt-country rock tunes, American Girl and Saturday Night to emotive ballads Good Times. Listening to this album excites me to know more about the 2 upcoming albums.

The Dudes are currently on a Canadian Tour and stopping by in Toronto Tomorrow, Saturday April 28th at Horseshoe Tavern. Who will be joining me?

Tour Date
April 13 Whistler, BC TWSSF

April 14 Kelowna, BC Habitiat

April 19 Edmonton, AB Starlight Room
April 20 Regina, SK O'Hanlon's
April 24 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
April 25 Ottawa, ON Cafe Dekuf
April 27 Waterloo, ON Maxwell's
April 28 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
April 29 Peterborough, ON Red Dog Tavern
May 1 Sault St. Marie, ON Loplops
May 2 Thunder Bay, ON  Crock's Pub
May 3 Winnipeg, MB The Lo Pub
May 5 Calgary, AB Wyckham House
May 9 Nanaimo, BC Queens Hotel
May 10 Victoria, BC Club9One9
May 11 Tofino, BC Legion
May 12 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
July 6 Kelowna, BC  Waterfront Park

You can listen to their first single off the album, American Girl here below.

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