The Volunteers headlining NYC’s Mercury Lounge on Feb. 24th

Music News | Feb 17th, 2009

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What’s more exciting than getting your band together to sketch out the blueprints for a widespread rock and roll bumrush? Actually doing it! Recently named High Times’ “Unsigned Band of The Week” and having scored song placement for their track “Stubborn Woman” on Oxygen network’s nationally televised show Bad Girls Club, these mini titans of rock’s DIY scene are continuing their 2009 US tour into early March, including an impromptu, headlining stint at NYC’s very own Mercury Lounge on Feb 24th.

Holding all ears hostage and using their turbulent tunes to strip audiences of their well-mannered behavior, The Volunteers have returned home to layer its streets with a dose of Brooklyn Americana rock. Aided by Paul Mahajan (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, The National), Stuary Bogie (Antibalas), and Clint Steele (The Swans), The Volunteers latest teems with a vintage charm and enough skuzzball­ riffs to fill even the grimiest appetite. Elbow greased and all, The Volunteers are spending their winter months conquering new grounds all around the East Coast.

Check out the band in the following cities:
1/12 – Cambridge , MA @ Middle East Nightclub – 8pm
01/20 – Cleveland, OH @ The Hi-Fi Concert Club – 9pm
01/22 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom w/ edibleRed & Medicine Stick & Contramano –10pm
01/23 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Blackstone – 8pm
01/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tritone – 8pm
01/31 – Cambridge, MA @ All Asia – 8pm
02/06 – Waterbury, CT @ South Street Stage w/ She Eats Planets – 7:30pm
02/24 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Falcon (members of Longwave) – 10pm
02/26 – Hamden, CT @ The Space w/ Brave Citizens
03/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tritone

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