Gainesville, Florida’s Grabass Charlestons will be leaving for a West Coast tour with Michigan’s Cheap Girls. The tour is based around a performance at North Park Awesome Fast in San Diego and FYF FEST in Los Angeles.
Grabass Charlestons will also be playing two shows on the tour as an acoustic three-piece where drummer Will Thomas will come out from behind the kit to pick up the guitar. The three-piece has done this acoustic boogaloo several times around Gainesville at anniversaries, birthday parties, and benefit shows.
One such show was caught on video that you can see here. The audio of that set was also captured and will be released by the band on CD along with their live set from the FEST 5 at Common Grounds in 2006. The 18-song CD compiling both shows will be available only on these West Coast tour dates!
Grabass Charlestons will also be performing for the eighth year in a row at THE FEST 8 in Gainesville, FL over Halloween weekend. The band plans on releasing their split 12” with Toys That Kill at that show, courtesy of No Idea Records.
Grabass Charlestons Tour Dates:
9/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory
9/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
with Cheap Girls
9/6 – San Diego, CA @ Awesome Fast
9/7 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
9/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
9/10 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
9/11 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
9/12 – Bellingham, WA @ The Ground Floor
9/13 – Seattle, WA @ 5012 20th Ave NE
9/14 – Portland, OR @ The Ranch
9/16 – Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (acoustic early show!)
9/16 – Oakland, CA @ Sugar Mountain
9/17 – Ventura, CA @ Bombay’s
9/18 – Pamona, CA @ Characters
9/19 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA @ Private party (acoustic early show!)
9/19 – San Pedro, CA @ Harold’s
9/25 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Visit http://www.myspace.com/grabasscharlestons for details.