March 12, 2014

Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders

Mike Dillon is a force of nature, a whirlwind on stage, pummeling his vibraphone and assorted percussion and belting out his throaty vocals. It's useless to try to pigeonhole Dillon and his cohorts. On Band of Outsiders they invent new genres on the spot; hardcore NOLA feedback punk with a Brazilian twist in Carly Hates The Dubstep, NOLA French quartet jazz mashed with Zappa having a chat with Tom Waits, it's all there and more in 7AM at the Jazzfest. Lounge act whispering, topped with of Carly Meyers sexy Trombone? Yup, but be careful: All Walks of Life ends with a rant.

Dillon has a lot of pet peeves, mainly about authorities who get in his way when he wants to have a good time. By doing his own out-of-the-box thing he can feel free and wow the crowds. Band of Outsiders is a "fuck yeah" party album that'll be hard to top this year (or any year).

Mike Dillon: vibraphone, percussion, vocals
Carly Meyers: trombone
Adam Gertner: drums
Patrick McDevitt: bass

Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders is released thru The Royal Potato Family. Release date: April 1.

  1. Head
  2. Hand of God
  3. Homeland Insecurity
  4. Hero The Burro
  5. Carly Hates The Dubstep
  6. Great Lakes Tuna
  7. Missing
  8. All Walks of Life
  9. Celebrate the Hate
  10. 7AM at the Jazzfest
  11. So Long Pal
  12. Baby Flint Talk
  13. Dauphine & Desire

Live dates:
  • 03/12 The Hive, Omaha, NE
  • 03/14 The Barkley Hotel, Frisco, CO
  • 03/15 The Bean, Telluride, CO
  • 03/18 Agave, Vail, CO
  • 03/19 Shine, Boulder, CO
  • 03/20 Hodi's Half Note (w/ JFJO), Fort Collins, CO
  • 03/21 The Other Side (w/ JFJO), Denver, CO
  • 03/22 The Knotty Pine, Victor, CO
  • 03/25 John's Alley, Moscow, ID
  • 03/26 John's Alley (w/ JFJO), Moscow, ID
  • 03/27 The Filling Station, Bozeman, MT
  • 03/28 The Top Hat with Jacob Fred, Missoula, MT
  • 03/29 Emerald Of Siam, Richland, WA
  • 03/30 Skyway Bar and Grill w/ Jacob Fred Zigzag, OR
  • 04/01 The Tractor, Seattle, WA
  • 04/02 The Olympia Ballroom, Olympia, WA
  • 04/03 The Goodfoot Lounge(w/ JFJO), Portland, OR
  • 04/04 The Red Room- Crystal Bay Casino, Crystal Bay, NV
  • 04/05 The Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
  • 04/07 Di Piazzas Lava lounge, Long Beach, CA
  • 04/08 Winston's (w/ JFJO), San Diego, CA
  • 04/10 The Warehouse, Santa Fe, NM
  • 04/11 The Deli (w/ JFJO), Fred Norman, OK
  • 04/12 Springfest, Carbondale, IL
  • 04/18 The Blue Nile balcony Room, New Orleans, LA
  • 04/20 Daze on the Green - 420 Celebration, Denver, CO
  • 04/25 Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
  • 05/03 The Howling Wolf Den, New Orleans, LA
  • 05/21 The Hot Spot, Waynesboro, VA
  • 05/24 Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL
  • 06/07 Wakarusa, Witts Springs, AR
  • 08/21 Camp Barefoot, Huntington, WV

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