Mike Dillon’s Go Go Jungle Releasing Debut Album

Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle will releaes their rawkus debut album,  Battery Milk,  January 30, 2007 on the Brooklyn-based independent record label, HYENA Records.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mike Dillon’s musical history runs deep. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was a member of the pivotal Texas bands Billy Goat  and Hairy Apes BMX. He soon moved onto acclaimed experimental and improvisational bands like The Malachy Papers, Critters Buggin and Garage A Trois, all of which are situations in which he still plays to this day. Dillon’s reputation also led to collaborations with MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Super Chiefs 3, Polyphonic Spree and Sex Mob.  A percussionist by trade, Dillon re-discovered the vibraphone while battling drug addiction. After a six month morphine binge, he was penniless and looking for a fix.  Having no more gear to pawn except his vibes, he kicked drugs cold turkey and began learning Thelonious Monk’s "Well You Needn’t."
Go Go Jungle features Dillon’s longtime musical co-conspirators, including Mark Southerland on tenor saxophone,  JJ "Jungle" Richards and Ron Johnson on bass guitar and "Go-Go" Ray Pollard on drums.  Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle has already played a number of dates in 2006, including a stint opening for Primus in November and December. In 2007, Dillon plans to support the release of  Battery Milk by keeping the band on the road throughout the year. In January, he’ll embark on a major tour of the Midwest and West Coast, including shows as both a headliner and opening act. The dates are as follows:
January 23 / Record Bar / Kansas City, MO
January 24 / Jackpot Music Hall / Lawrence, KS
January 25 / George’s Majestic / Fayetteville, AR
January 26 / Granada Theater / Dallas, TX
January 27  / Stubbs /  Austin, TX
January 28 / Dr. Rockit’s / Corpus Christi, TX
January 30 / Modified Arts / Phoenix, AZ
January 31 / Winston’s / San Diego, CA
February 01 / Knitting Factory (Front Room) / Los Angeles, CA
February 02 / 12 Galaxies / San Francisco, CA  (w/ Gabby La La)
February 03 / The Blue Lamp / Sacramento, CA
February 04 / The Black Cat Bar / Penngrove, CA
February 05 / Humboldt Brews /  Arcata, CA
February 06 / WOW Hall / Eugene, OR (w/ Gabby La La)
February 07 / Goodfoot Lounge /  Portland, OR (w/ Gabby La La)
February 08 / Tractor Tavern / Seattle, WA
February 09 / The Loft / Missoula, MT
February 10 / Knotty Pine / Victor, ID
February 11 / Mangy Moose / Teton Village, WY
February 12 / Tugboat /  Steamboat Springs, CO
February 13 / Eldo / Crested Butte, CO
February 14 & 15 / Fly Me To The Moon /  Telluride, CO
February 16 / Sherpa and Yeti’s /  Breckenridge, CO
February 17 / Sandbar / Vail, CO
February 18 / Quixote’s True Blue /  Denver, CO

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