Joe Lally for Rare US Tour

 

Promoting recent – and
amazing – solo album.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Erstwhile Fugazi member Joe Lally recently issued a new album,
Why Should I Get Used To It (Tolotta-Dischord), his third solo release, and already one of the more
heavy-rotation platters here at BLURT this year. As our reviewer put it, in a
nine-star review
:

 

“There is no better stylist on the bass guitar in American
punk music than Joe Lally of Fugazi. His sharp, nimble and direct rhythm lines
were the absolute core of the DC legends’ distinctive sound. Eight years into
an indefinite hiatus from Fugazi, Lally continues to establish himself as a
formidable artist in his own right. While there’s a strong chance Fugazi may
never get back in the studio or on the road before Armagideon time, if Joe
Lally continues to veer into the direction he is going on this exceptional LP,
it will certainly serve as a fine respite from their sorely felt absence on the
scene.”

 

Lally’s November tour starts in Austin, Texas
at the Fun Fun Fun Fest on Saturday, November 5th.  His band will feature
Lally on bass and vocals, Alison Chesley (Helen Money) on amplified cello and
Ricardo Lagomasino (The Sea Around Us, Many Arms) on drums. (For his tour dates
in Japan, Brazil, and Argentina in September and October,
his band features Elisa Abela on guitar and Fabio Chinca on drums.)

U.S. Tour Itinerary:

 Saturday, 11/5 at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX
 Sunday, 11/6 at Bryan Street Tavern in Dallas, TX
 Monday, 11/7 at ACM@UCO Performance in Oklahoma, OK
 Tuesday, 11/8 at Record Bar (Helen Money opens) in Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, 11/9 at Off Broadway (Helen Money opens) in St. Louis, MO
Thursday, 11/10 at Schubas Tavern (Helen Money opens) in Chicago, IL
Friday, 11/11 at Vernors Room (Helen Money opens) in Pontiac, MI
Saturday, 11/12 at Drake Hotel     in Toronto, ON
Sunday, 11/13 at Casa del Popolo (Helen Money opens) in Montreal, QC
Monday, 11/14 TBA
Tuesday, 11/15 at Great Scott in Allston, MA
Wednesday, 11/16 at Bar Night Club in New Haven, CT
Thursday, 11/17 at Knitting Factory (Helen Money opens) in Brooklyn, NY
Friday, 11/18 at Kung Fu Knecktie (Helen Money opens) in Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, 11/19 at Golden West Café (Helen Money opens) in Baltimore, MD
Sunday, 11/20 at Black Cat Backstage (Helen Money opens) in Washington, DC

 

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