New Jersey/New York-based punk band Night Birds has announced a round of upcoming spring and summer dates this week. The dates include Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA, The Fest 11 in Gainesville, FL, Ottawa Explosion Fest in Ottowa, ON, Bernard College’s WBAR-B-Q in New York, Insubordination Fest in Baltimore, MD, No Suck Fest in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Road to Ruin Fest in Philly. Additionally this spring will see Night Birds playing several shows on the East Coast, including an in-store at Generation Records in NYC on Record Store Day and sold-out shows with Ceremony and Cock Sparrer before heading over to the West Coast this summer for the first time ever (full tour dates below).
Formed in the spring of 2009, Night Birds released a series of singles and EPs on respected labels Art of the Underground, No Way, Dirtnap and Grave Mistake before releasing their critically acclaimed first full length, The Other Side of Darkness on Grave Mistake in 2011. The band has remained active since their inception, playing regularly throughout the Northeast, at festivals throughout the country, and touring Europe, all the while gaining a reputation for their intense energetic live performances and signature surfy, snotty punk sound. Most recently, the band appeared on a live-taping of The Chris Gethard Show, their performance (and ensuing aftermath) can be viewed online.
Finally, Grave Mistake will be releasing a 12″ vinyl version of the Night Birds’ early singles collection Fresh Kills Volume 1 which will feature the band’s out of print demo, “Killer Waves” 7″ single, “S/T” 7″ EP, and the soon-to-be out of print “Midnight Movies” 7″ EP. The 12″ will be available in July, just in time for the two week tour out West, which includes dates in California, Hawaii, British Columbia, and Portland.
We recently shot the band in Philadelphia with Toxic Holocaust and The Casualties, so be sure to check out the massive photo gallery if you missed it!
Night Birds is Brian Gorsegner (vocals), Joe Keller (bass), PJ Russo (guitar) and Ryan McHale (drums).
4/20: Boston @ Democracy Center w/ Ceremony
4/21 (Early): NYC, NY @ Generation Records w/ Supertouch, Paul Collins
4/21 (Late): Philly, PA @ 23rd Street Armory w/ Pissed Jeans, Give
4/22: Washington, DC @ RAS Hall w/ Ceremony (SOLD OUT)
4/27: East Setauket, NY @ Setauket VFW w/ Iron Chic, Big Eyes
4/28 (Early): NYC, NY @ Bernard College’s WBAR-B-Q
4/28 (Late): New Brunswick, NJ w/ Big Eyes, Unfun
5/6: Middlesex, NJ @ Motor Club w/ Altered Boys, Real Cops
5/17: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Screeching Weasel, The Queers
5/18: Philly, PA @ Starlight Ballroom w/ Cock Sparrer, Cro Mags (SOLD OUT)
5/25: Albany, NY @ Bogies w/ the Casualties
6/13: Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home
6/14: Toronto, ON @ TBA
6/15: Ottawa, ON @ OTTAWA EXPLOSION
6/16: Ottawa, ON @ OTTAWA EXPLOSION
6/23: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar w/ Mean Jeans, Dear Landlord
6/25: Brooklyn, NY @ the Knitting Factory w/ Mean Jeans, Dear Landlord
7/20: Pomona, CA @ VLHS w/ Toys That Kill, Rough Kids
7/21: Santa Barbara, CA @ Sound and Fury Fest
7/22: San Pedro, CA @ BrewCo
7/23: San Diego, CA @ the Eleven
7/24: Los Angeles, LA @ Blue Star Cafe
7/26: Honolulu, HI @ No Suck Fest
7/27: Honolulu, HI @ No Suck Fest
7/28: Honolulu, HI @ No Suck Fest
7/29: Honolulu, HI @ No Suck Fest
7/31: Victoria, BC @ Logan’s Pub w/ Big Eyes
8/1: Vancouver, BC @ Iron Roads Studio w/ Big Eyes
8/2: Portland, OR @ the Know w/ The Estranged
8/3: San Francisco, CA @ Submission w/ Sharp Objects
8/4: Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go Records w/ Sharp Objects
8/4: Berkeley, CA @ Gilman St.
10/26 – 10/27: Gainesville, FL @ Fest 11
Top Photo by Anne Spina Photography