When the new lineup of the Von Bondies takes the stage at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig next Wednesday night, January 9th, for Jason Stollsteimer's first area show in four years, they'll be hitting that stage following a set by SSM (Szymanski, Shettler, Morris), who will be opening for the headliners during the January tour. The jaunt opens in Ann Arbor, before taking the bands to New York, Vermont, Virginia, Ontario and beyond.

As you read here several months ago in a live review of the new lineup’s first performance together, the Bondies' Love, Hate and Then There's You album will be released later this year on Warners. SSM -- who just completed a European trek shortly before Christmas -- have a new album, Break Your Arm For Evolution, hitting the streets shortly on L.A.'s cool post-punk gararge Alive label, the offshot of the late Greg Shaw's Bomp Records. You can get a free downoad of the song, "Start Dancing," here.

The full tour is as follows:

January 9 @ Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI

January 10 @ Music Mill - Indianapolis, IN

January 11 @ Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL

January 12 @ The Basement - Columbus, OH

January 13 @ Diesel Club Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA

January 15 @ Call the Office - London, ON

January 16 @ El Mocambo - Toronto, ON

January 17 @ Café Campus - Montreal, QC

January 18 @ Club Metronome - Burlington, VT

January 20 @ TBD - Providence, RI

January 22 @ Great Scott - Boston, MA

January 23 @ Gramercy Theatre

January 24 @ Grape Street - Philadelphia, PA

January 25 @ Jammin Java - Vienna, VA

SSM: No relation to sadism or masochism.

Von Bondies onstage in NYC last fall.

MT photo by Abbey Braden


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