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MIKA MIKO summer/fall tours

posted Jul 17, 2008, 7:53 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Blue Ghost


MIKA MIKO, one of the staple bands to come out of the LA underground Smell scene and kid sister band to No Age and Abe Vigoda, has been working hard lately and the girls have a full schedule coming up!  Just back from their first Japanese tour, MIKA MIKO is getting ready to hit the West Coast doing some dates with No Age and Abe Vigoda.  When they return home they will make an appearance at the annual F Yeah Fest in LA before they begin work on their new full length for Kill Rock Stars, a follow up to 2006's C.Y.S.L.A.B.F., which is due out in early 09.  The fall is also looking busy for the girls with a 2 song 7" featuring a Black Flag cover coming out on Sub Pop for their singles club and a string of dates with the Black Lips.  And more really cool excursions are still in the works!

Dual singers Jennifer and Jessie Clavin, the latter singing into a red phone receiver, and Jenna Thornhill traded smirks, shouts, and jerky dance moves, dishing largely from 2006's stellar punk romp C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. (Kill Rock Stars). The 4/4 beat of "Business Cats" and bratty bump of "Jogging Song" channeled everything good about SoCal punk, from Redd Kross to the Germs, and when Thornhill strapped on the saxophone, Mika Miko's no-wave contortions got seriously bent. Guitarist Michelle Suarez and drummer Kate Hall kept the songs tight and fast, giving shape to their "pony thrash." --  AUSTIN CHRONICLE, 2008 SXSW show review

Mika Miko
07/21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
07/22 - Eureka, CA @ Little Red Room
07/23 - Anacortes, WA @ Department of Safety
07/24 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Richards on Richards - w/ Abe Vigoda, No Age
07/25 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/26 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater - w/ Abe Vigoda, No Age
07/27 - Chico, CA @ Crux Arts Collective
07/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - w/ Abe Vigoda, No Age
07/30 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Retrospect
10/03 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar - w/ Black Lips
10/06 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - w/ Black Lips, Grand Ole Party
10/07 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - w/ Black Lips, Grand Ole Party
10/08 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse - w/ Black Lips, Grand Ole Party