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On TV This Week: The Duke Spirit & Black Kids

posted Jul 22, 2008, 2:04 PM by Vu Nguyen
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The Duke Spirit-  THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno- Tonight

The Duke Spirit are making their triumphant return to American airwaves this evening on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! The UK band will be playing “The Step and the Walk” from their sophomore album, Neptune (Shangri-La Music).  The Duke Spirit have always turned heads with their incredible live show, and this summer will be no different as they take their commanding and soulful act to a venue near you. (Dates below…) The Los Angeles Times said of this week’s Download Festival performance, “Their swaggering garage-pop hit like a drunk, smoky kiss on the mouth” while LA Weekly noted “There’s something unique and organic about this British band even as there’s something instantly classic and familiar about them.” Additionally, The Duke Spirit’s stirring performance of “The Step and the Walk” will also be re-airing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien tomorrow, Wednesday July 23rd.

Amidst a busy touring schedule, the band has released a video for another track from Neptune, “Lassoo” which can be seen here: 

Black Kids- THE LATE SHOW with David Letterman- Thursday

After touring and recording abroad, Jacksonville, Florida’s Black Kids are celebrating their return to the states in style. Don’t miss the energetic five-piece make their debut US television appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, July 22nd. The band will bring audiences nationwide their hit single, “I Don’t Wanna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You”, which is one of the many exuberant tracks on their highly anticipated album – released today! – Partie Traumatic (Columbia/Almost Gold). The Times of London calls the album "a gloriously original debut chock full of youthful enthusiasm," one of the many positive accolades it has garnered since it’s release in the UK and Europe earlier this month.   

In addition to Thursday’s David Letterman performance, the band will play for free tonight at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, New York at 7:00PM and again on Friday, July 25th at Santo’s Party House, NYC’s newest nightclub.

“Youngblood and pals throw a thrillingly subversive victory party to lift the country out of eight years of anguish.” Spin

The Duke Spirit & Black Kids TOUR DATES in Full:

7/23               San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
7/24               Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
7/26               Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
7/28               Hollywood, CA @ Amoeba (HOLLYWOOD INSTORE)
7/30               New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Supergrass
8/1                 Philadelphia, PA @ WXPN/World Café – FREE SHOW
8/1                 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint (NEPTUNE Live From Neptune, NJ)
8/2                 Camden, NJ @ Download Festival @ Tweeter Center
8/4                 Baltimore,MD @ Ottobar
8/5                 Boston, MA @ T.T. The Bear's
8/8                 Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West Festival @ Liberty State Park
8/9                 Pittsburgh, PA @ New American Music Union Festival @ SouthSide Works
8/10               Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
8/12               Columbus, OH @ The Basement
8/13               Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
8/14               Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

7/25             New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
7/28             Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW)
7/29             Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
8/3               Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
9/19             Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird
9/20            Orlando, FL @ The Social
9/23            Atlanta, GA @ Earl
9/24            Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
8/25            Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
9/26            Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9/27            Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
9/29            Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/02          Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/04          Montreal, PQ @ Cabaret Music Hall
10/05          Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
10/06          Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/07          Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/10          Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
10/11          Vancouver, BC @ Richards
10/12          Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
10/13          San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore