San Francisco’s Happy Fangs – Rebecca Gone Bad, Michael Cobra, Jess G - are excited to announce their first cross country tour with Jess G on drums. The June North American run kicks off in NYC with a show at Pianos on June 12th and after a few Northeast dates, heads to The Empty Bottle in Chicago for a show on June 17th. On the 18th, Rebecca Gone Bad returns to her hometown city Pittsburgh, PA. Happy Fangs will play at Club Café, the venue where RGB played her first concert ever. Soon after, the band join Saint Vincent, Sleigh Bells, and many others for their first ever NXNE festival performance in Toronto before returning to NYC on June 21st for a second gig, this time at Muchmore’s in Williamsburg.
Formerly a duo, Happy Fangs released their self-titled debut EP in October 2013. They quickly became hometown heroes and earned support from a slew of Bay Area outlets including Boing Boing, SF Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian, and local NPR affiliate KQED, who exclaimed, “What's not to love about Happy Fangs? Raw, out of breath, out of mind, it's easy to lose yourself in their commotion.” The band supported the release with San Francisco area shows and an appearance at New York’s CMJ Music Marathon. Their energetic pom-pom punk induced live shows soon garnered comparisons to Bikini Kill, Blondie, and Siouxie. To close out 2013, Happy Fangs premiered a quirky tune “All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween” which made SPIN’s Indie Rock Christmas holiday song round-up.
As they geared up for a performance at Noise Pop 2014, the duo decided to embellish their sound and sought out a third Fang — "A woman who plays drums as hard as Dave Grohl.” They found this in Sacramento’s Jess G, who earned her reputation playing alongside Chelsea Wolfe in Red Host and more recently Im Dirty Too, her project with Tycho’s Zac Brown. Her debut performance with the band proved a success and the rest is history.
Happy Fangs are thrilled to bring their magnified line-up to audiences across the country. Be sure to check out the self-titled EP via Amazon or iTunes. For the most up to date information visit: http://happyfangsmusic.com and https://www.facebook.com/HappyFangs .
Confirmed June 2014 Happy Fangs Tour Dates:
12th Pianos New York, NY
13th The Pinch Washington, DC
14th The Station Philadelphia, PA
15th PJ’s Lager House Detroit, MI
17th Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
18th Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
20th NXNE @ Bovine Sex Club Toronto, ON
21st Muchmore’s Brooklyn, NY
Happy Fangs – S/T
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1. Hiya Kaw Kaw
2. That Activity
3. Midnight Monsters
4. The Truth
5. Perk Up
6. Lion Inside You