Here is the first review of Notes on the Underground. We’ll post more as they come in to the site’s REVIEWS page.
Red Dons have been featured on Matt Average’s Photo Page in the lasted issue of Razorcake. There are interviews with Criminal Code, White Murder, Rational Anthem, as well as a piece about Punk in Indonesia. New 7″s by Piss Test and Daylight Robbery get great reviews too. All and all it’s a pretty cool issue.
Reviewed by Mickeyslim at KFJC 89.7 FM in California
Red Dons is the primary band from what’s called the Vagabond Sound Music Collective based in Portland, started by Doug Burns (lead vocals/guitar) and Hajji Husayn (bass/vocals). While many folks have been in and out of the band, this collection is Burns, Husayn, Richard Joachim (drums/vocals) and Will Kinser (lead guitar) of Born/Dead (see A library).
Pariah is a very fast, in yo’ face punk track with a flat, repetetive guitar melody in the background. These guys know how to rock out.
It’s Your Right is a GEM! It changes tempo a couple times in the song, and switches from what sounds like three different tracks. They fit together very well. PLAY THIS SONG!
Very versatile for a punk group, these guys are pro.
Last night in our bassist Hajji Husayn suffered a shoulder separation during our set in Raleigh. Despite the extreme pain, Hajji is determined to play tonight in Richmond. We hope to see everyone there, but please don’t think less of him if he has to sit down. We are from Portland after all, if Pig Champion could get away with it maybe we should be given some slack too. Our deepest apologies to Raleigh for our short set. We’ll make the date up as soon as possible. Thanks to Seth, Corey, & Mike for helping us out at the Hospital last night.
Tonight’s show in Houston has been moved from the MInk to Mangos on 403 Westheimer Rd.
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 @ Discotec
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