Smog Veil Records Announces X____X  “The Pussy Riot Live On WFMU Tour”

Smog Veil Records Announces X____X
“The Pussy Riot Live On WFMU Tour”

CLEVELAND’S ORIGINAL PUNKS ON TOUR 
INCLUDING RARE WEST COAST DATES

Smog Veil Records announces “The Pussy Riot Live On WFMU Tour.” Their band’s most recent album titled is, Albert Ayler’s Ghosts Live at the Yellow Ghetto, and was praised highly by national press outlets. The Daily Times informs audiences that “each show becomes an unpredictable journey through bizarre sonic soundscapes; for the sonically adventurous, it’s a sublime trip.”

“The Pussy Riot Live On WFMU Tour” (all dates may be subject to change): 
Sunday, May 6th at State Street Pub in Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, May 8th at Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton, TX
Thursday, May 10th at Dive bar in Las Vegas, NV
Friday, May 11th at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach
Saturday, May 12th at Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA
Sunday, May 13th at Siren’s Song Tavern in Eureka, CA
Monday, May 14th at TurnTurnTurn in Portland, OR
Tuesday, May 15th at The Funhouse in Seattle, WA
Friday, May 18th at RDKE in St. Louis, MO

“X_X is the last true bastion of the original Cleveland proto-punk underground,” Smog Veil founder Frank Mauceri says. “They have never toured west of the Mississippi.  Do not miss this one and only chance to see them at your favorite club.”

In 1978, John D Morton formed X__X after the electric eels broke up. As NPR explains “Before the Sex Pistols formed in London, before CBGB opened in New York, Cleveland had the electric eels.” The line-up for this round of tour dates includes John D Morton on guitar, vocals, Theremin, didgeridoo and electric sitar; Andrew Klimeyk (Scarcity of Tanks) on guitar and vocals; Craig Willis Bell (Rocket From The Tombs) on bass; Robert Rodriguez on drums.

The New York Times wrote “back in the early 1970s, with only the Stooges and the Velvet Underground as role models, [Morton] and his colleagues turned their youthful alienation into a brazenly experimental, loudly confrontational and proudly antisocial roar that forged a new and distinct style.”

X__X has shared the stage with artists like Plastic Crimewave, Timmy’s Organism, Home and Garden, Major Stars, Corn Mo, Gondoliers, Estrogen Highs, Stark Raving Lu Lu, The Gizmos, Cellular Chaos, Anderson/Hoffman/Chase, Blues Control and Silk Purse. CMJ New Music Monthly reviewed one of the band’s live performances and wrote “A reprise of “No Non ¢s” had the crowd howling for more. And during the set-ending anti-anthem “Cleveland Sucks,” even Morton, high priest of fuck you, couldn’t suppress a smile.”

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