Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle On The Road In August & September

Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle are riding high on the out-of-the-box success of their debut album Battery Milk.  Vibraphonist and percussionist Mike Dillon, who thus far has spent the majority of the summer touring as a member of Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, will rejoin his band-mates in the Go-Go Jungle for a string of West Coast shows in early August and later in the month a run through the Southern United States. They’ll launch the tour with a two night headline stand at The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA (Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2). Other stops along the way include two nights opening for guitar wizard Charlie Hunter in Sacramento and Crystal Bay (August 3 & 4), a double bill with Gabby La La in Sebastapol (August 8) and festival appearances including Summer Meltdown Festival (Darrington, WA on August 11) and Crossroads Festival (Kansas City, MO on September 10). 

Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle, who also features bassist JJ "Jungle" Richards and drummer "Go-Go" Ray Pollard, deliver a visceral wallop of old school big beat grooves and Frank Zappa-esque inspired irreverence. On Battery Milk, they splendidly showcase a penchant for musical unpredictability hop-scotching from Meters-influenced funk like that of "Go-Go’s Theme" to the black comedy-tinged "The Voyeur." And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are moments of punk-jazz mania such as the tongue-in-cheek "Stupid Americans" and straight-up improvisational fireworks like the Eddie Harris tribute "Harris Country."

August & September Tour Dates are:

 August 1 & 2 / Boom Boom Room / San Francisco, CA
August 3 / Marilyn’s On K / Sacramento, CA (with Charlie Hunter)
August 4 / Crown Room / Crystal Bay, CA (with Charlie Hunter)
August 7 / The Mint / Los Angeles, CA
August 8 / Sebastapol Brewing / Sebastapol, CA (with Gabby La La)
August 9 / Red Fox Tavern / Eureka, CA
August 10 / Douglass Fir Lounge / Portland, OR
August 11 / Summer Meltdown Festival / Darrington, WA
August 29 / The Vortex / Beaumont, TX
August 30 / Bennie’s Boom Boom Room / Hattiesburg, MS
August 31 / Chelsea’s / Baton Rouge, LA
September 1 / Le Bon Temps Roulet / New Orleans, LA
September 2 / Dr. Rockit’s Blues Bar / Corpus Christi, TX
September 5 / Stubb’s / Austin, TX
September 9 / George’s Majestic / Fayetteville, AR
September 10 / Crossroads Festival / Kansas City, MO

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