Welcome to the family Ruby

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We’re very excited to welcome Ruby Sparks to the RED DONS family. If you live in the mid-west, come see Ruby’s debut shows as a Red Don this June (dates below).

Also, be sure to check out Ruby’s band THE STOPS. They’ll be touring Europe in October. http://thestops.bandcamp.com/

RED DONS TOUR DATES:
6/18 – DETROIT @ Lager House Detroit w/ Hysterese, Devious Ones
6/19 – HAMILTON @ TBA (early show)
6/19 – TORONTO @ Bridge Show
6/20 – OTTAWA @ Ottawa Explosion
6/21 – MONTREAL @ Casa del Popolo w/ Destruction Unit
6/23 – COLUMBUS @ Ace of Cups w/ Nervosas
6/24 – BLOOMINGTON @ Madison Square Garden w/ Nervosas
6/25 – CHICAGO @ Burlington w/ Nervosas, Daylight Robbery

Mid-West Tour Dates

Photo by Mateus Mondini

RED DONS are playing mid-west dates in June with some really great bands. If you can, come out to one of the shows.

6/18 – DETROIT @ Lager House Detroit w/ Hysterese, Devious Ones
6/19 – HAMILTON @ TBA (early show)
6/19 – TORONTO @ Bridge Show
6/20 – OTTAWA @ Ottawa Explosion
6/21 – MONTREAL @ Casa del Popolo w/ Destruction Unit
6/23 – COLUMBUS @ Ace of Cups w/ Nervosas
6/24 – BLOOMINGTON @ Madison Square Garden w/ Nervosas
6/25 – CHICAGO @ Burlington w/ Nervosas, Daylight Robbery

photo by Mateus Mondini

L.A. Show Review


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RED DONS!!!

It had been quite a while since the Red Dons last played in Los Angeles. About four years to be exact. Ever since, a couple friends and I have anxiously awaited their return. Well worth the wait, they played the Blue Star Cafe in downtown Los Angeles on Sept 6 (2012). Even better than when they played here a few years back. I would go as far to say they’re the best band I’ve seen all year. And I have seen some pretty good bands (Night Birds, Urban Blight, Rational Animals, NASA Space Universe, No Babies, Trench Rot, Hysterics, Grimace) within the span of a couple months. But Red Dons have this undeniable energy and presence. Everyone in the band seems genuinely happy to be on stage and playing music. The whole time they are constantly moving around, jumping into the crowd, and never missing a beat. Their recent seven inch, Ausländer, on Dirtnap is not to be snoozed on. Get it now! Play it repeatedly. I do. It’s one of those records that when I listen to it, I can’t help but go, “Gah!! What an amazing record!!!” The title track is perfect. Stop you dead in your tracks type perfect. -Matt Average

European Tour Dates

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4/4- M- Hamburg @ Hafenklang
7/4 – Th- Bremen @ Spedition
8/4 – F – The Revisions @ Green Hell Records
8/4 – F – Münster @ Gleis 22
9/4 – Sa – Hannover @ UJZ Korn
10/4 – Sun – The Revisions @ Static Shock Records
10/4 – Sun – Berlin @ Kopi
11/4 – M – Leipzig @ Zoro (w/ The Revisions)
12/4 – Tu – Prague @ 007
13/4 – W – Vienna @ Arena/3 Raum
14/4 – Th – Budapest @ Trafik Klub (w/ The Revisions)
15/4 – F – Brno @ Melodka
16/4 – Sa – Revisions on Szene M on m94.5 Radio 3pm
16/4 – Sa – Munich @ Kafe Kult
18/4 – M – Erlangen @ Jugendhaus Erlangen
19/4 – Tu – Tübingen @ Epplehaus
20/4 – W – Brussels @ DNA
21/4 – Th – St. Etienne @ Assammoir
22/4 – F – Barcelona @ La Fabriketa
23/4 – Sa – Madrid @ Wurlitzer Ball Room
24/4 – Su – Valencia @ La Residencia
25/4 – M – Zaragoza @ Alberque Juvenil
26/4 – Tu – San Sebastian @ Mogambo
27/4 – W – Bordeux @ Saint Ex
28/4 – Th – Paris @ Belushi’s
29/4 – F – London @ Garage
30/4 – Sa – London @ Lexington
1/5 – Su – Brighton @ The Hydrant
2/5 – M – Nijmengen @ Onderbroke
3/5 – Tu – Groningen @ Crowbar
4/5 – W – Aalborg @ 1000 Fryd
5/5 – Th – Oslo @ Blitz
6/5 – F – Gothenburg
7/5 – Sa – Stockholm
12/5 – Th – Copenhagen @ Bakken
13/5 – F – Malmö @ Punks Only
14/5 – Sa – Hamburg @ Storte
15/5 – Su – Hamburg @ MS Hedi

NEW 7″ OUT JUNE 28th!!! Pre-orders available!!!

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We have released a new 7″ on Deranged Records. It features two new songs entitled “Pariah” and “It’s Your Right”. Derek Willman (Hellshock, From Ashes Rise, & The Estranged) plays bass on “It’s Your Right”. You can order the record off the Deranged Records website, or pick up a copy from us personally at one or our shows this summer. Here are the tour dates. We hope to see you at one of these shows.

7/08 – Milwaukee @ Ground Zero
7/09 – Chicago @ Ronny’s
7/10 – Kansas City @ Studded Bird
7/11 – St. Louis @ Atomic Cowboy
7/12 – Carbondale (Afternoon Show) @ Plaza Records
7/12 – Memphis @ The Hitone
7/13 – Denton @ Rubber Gloves
7/14 – Ft. Worth @ 1919 Hemphill
7/15 – San Antonio @ The Pedicab
7/16 – Austin @ Beerland
7/17 – Houston @ Mangos
7/18 – New Orleans @ Saturn Bar
7/19 – Gainesville @ Wayward Council
7/20 – Chattanooga @ TBA
7/21 – Raleigh @ Berkley Cafe
7/22 – Richmond @ Gallery 5
7/23 – Washington D.C. @ St. Stephens Church
7/24 – Baltimore (Afternoon show) @ Charm City
7/24 – Philadelphia @ JR’s
7/25 – New York City @ Death By Audio 49
7/26 – Providence @ 201
7/27 – Boston @ Gay Gardens
7/28 – Albany @ Valentines
7/29 – Montreal @ L’X
7/30 – Ottawa @ Babylon
7/31 – Toronto @ Parts & Labour
8/1 – Buffalo @ Sugar City
8/2 – Pittsburgh @ Helter Shelter
8/6 – Elgin @ The Gasthaus
8/7 – Chicago @ TBA

News 8/3/09

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Here is a photo by Sachiko Arakawa from last month’s show with the Triggers at Work/Sound. Thanks to Jonny, Candy, Justyn, & Tarika for asking us to play. The Triggers played an amazing set and a lot of money was raised for Dave Lieberman’s medical expenses. We all enjoyed the chance to play one more time in Portland this year, so thanks again to Derek Willman. Without him it would not have been possible. He did a great job filling in for Hajji on the bass. It was really fun collaborating and we’re excited that we were able to find enough time to record a song together. That song will be featured on an upcoming 7″ that should be out at the end of 2009. For more photos by Sachiko check out her flickr page by clicking HERE.