TOUR: MAMA & The Rubs Take the West Coast

posted Monday Nov 7th, 2016

MAMA are one of Chicago's most deadly threats, both to your physical well-being as well as your mental health, there's just not enough endorphin rush comparisons to make sense out of what they really can do onstage, but it's clear that they are taking this shit show on the ROAD, so you lucky folks on the West Coast can finally breath in some Midwest fumes of euphoria. Literally out now on the road with their blood brothers The Rubs, you can catch both bands terrorizing California this week and back toward the Midwest, but not before laying waste to the selected area aforementioned. What we have here for your slobbering jaws is a new track entitled "Lazer Lover" from the forthcoming cassette EP on Maximum Pelt Eye In The Sky, so you're gonna need to pull this car over right now and just jam on this for a few minutes while your engine cools. There's really nowhere to hide when a band like MAMA can conquer the nuances of Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, and The Dictators all on one stage, you know how powerful of a combo that triumvirate can be.

And The Rubs, Jesus Christ. Joey Rubbish has transformed this band from a low-rent Nobunny meets Dutchess & The Duke home recording outfit, right into one of the most impeccable hook-laden songwriting explosions of the last ten years. The band is now a literal sweat shop of nonstop hit-making swagger, incredible and minimal rockers that sit somewhere between the Plimsouls, Nick Lowe, and those unforgettable nuances of the early 1970s Faces & Kinks. Their upcoming LP Impossible Dream is not to be missed, an unconquered monolith of modern pop, every song it's own mountaintop, every single golden touch in place. The Rubs won't take long to win you over, and smashed together with MAMA on the same stage in the same night? You're not gonna make it in to work tomorrow, honey. And try not to singe those pretty eyelashes of yours on their inescapable PURE HEAT.

STREAM "Lazer Lover" from MAMA right here:


STREAM "Too Young For Me" and "Oh Ruby" right here:

11/7 Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Ladywolf, Moondrake

11/10 Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club w/ Midnite Snaxxx, Valley Boy

11/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock w/ Razz, The Shanghais

11/12 Los Angeles, CA @ All-Star Lanes w/ Ryan Reidy + TBA

11/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Café Nela w/ Black Mambas, D’Animal, Jimmy Angel

11/14 Fullerton, CA @ Continental Room w/ Ryan Reidy

11/15 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar w/ TBA

11/16 San Diego, CA TBA

11/17 Tucson, AZ TBA

11/18 Austin, TX @ The Grand w/ Pleasers + TBA

11/19 New Orleans, LA @ Po’Boys w/ Trampoline Team + TBA

11/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Dino’s Boys, GHB

11/21 Nashville, TN @ The Cobra (formerly FOOBAR) w/ TBA

11/22 Cincinnati, OH TBA

11/23 Columbus, OH TBA

11/25 Rock Island, IL @ Roz Toxx for Black Friday Fest w/ Plastic Crimewave + TBA

11/26 Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter Session

11/27 Chicago, IL HOMECOMING SHOW!! @ Slippery Slope w/ special guest

12/3 Austin, TX @ Good Vibrations Fest! Live @ Hotel Vegas w/ Reigning Sound, Dirty Fences, Hectors Pets, Pleasers, Bad Lovers, Soda Boys and a shit ton more