A nice collection of live tracks from THE DONKEYS is now available for download at the website Luxury Wafers. The site is offering seven songs recorded at Chessvolt studios, including the previously unreleased “Hot Sauce” and “New Blue Stockings.” From the fine folks at Luxury Wafers: “The fat collection of live tracks The Donkeys recorded in the studio unbelievably emit the sunshine of an afternoon outdoor concert. When I listen, my skin softens, it’s warm and bright, there’s no place I have to hurry off to, and perfection is in the moment.”
Listen to the songs and see a photo album from the recording session HERE.
The music of THE DONKEYS should own your summer activities. It begs you to drink green-bottled beer by it, to break out the Slip-n-Slide, to cut those slacks into short-shorts. Now, the men of The Donkeys are taking their message across the country this summer, sharing a load of dates with fellow neu-classic-rockers Magnolia Electric Co. This should be nothing short of radtastic. Check out all the dates HERE.
BISHOP ALLEN and THE DONKEYS will share the stage on Sunday, January 18 as part of the grand finale of Schuba’s Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in Chicago. Tickets for the show are available HERE. The five-day festival will also feature artists like Department of Eagles, Cursive and Mile Benjamin Anthony Robinson.
As part of the Windy City visit, The Donkeys will also play an in-store performance at Chicago’s Reckless Records at 3 p.m. on the day of the show. It will no doubt bring some much needed West Coast warmth to the dead of winter.
Meanwhile, both Bishop Allen and The Donkeys will be passing through cities around the United States and Canada.
Bishop Allen tour dates:
01/16/09 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
01/17/09 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
01/19/09 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
The Donkeys tour dates:
01/10/09 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
01/12/09 Dallas, TX – The Lounge
01/13/09 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
01/14/09 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
01/15/09 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
01/17/09 Rock Island, IL – Ribco
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Reckless Records (3pm)
01/21/09 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
Visit the Dead Oceans TOUR DATES page for a complete listing of all artists’ tours.
THE DONKEYS worked recently with San Diego organization Sezio. They outfitted the band with disposable cameras and made them write stories about their most recent adventures on tour. Their pictures and insight are extremely great examples of why THE DONKEYS are such a great bunch of people. We love the giant dream catcher!