Those Darlins: Drunk + Crass (+ Touring)
Those Darlins will probably kick your head in if you call them “darlin.” The Tennessee honky-tonk punks are releasing their 2nd album, Screws Get Loose, on March 29, and the first video hit the ‘tube last week. Warning: the sexy clip for “Be Your Bro” contains boozing, smoking, and scantily dressed Darlins.
Led by Nikki, Jessi, and Kelly Darlin, the girls sing about country living and country partying, whether they’re snaggletooth mamas who don’t own any shoes or getting drunk and eating a chicken—yeh, a WHOLE damn chicken. They’ve got the twang and snarl of Wanda Jackson, the punk ethic of Joey Ramone, and a knack for old-fashioned storytelling—an awesome reminder that not all modern country girls are glossy and bottle-blond.
I’ve never seen them live, but some guys I respect say that their shows are rowdy, beer-soaked parties. Actually, LOTS of dudes love the Darlins, probably because these ladies can turn them on, drink them under the table, and then kick their asses. Case in point:
So, feck yeah for a tour. They’ll be in NYC March 25 and 26, and in Boston on the 27th. Yarr.
Full tour schedule after the jump.
Feb 17 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, Arkansas , US
Feb 18 Pageant St. Louis, MO
Feb 19 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL, us
Feb 20 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN, us
Feb 22 Headliners Louisville, Kentucky
Feb 23 Southgate House Newport, Kentucky, US
Feb 25 Buckhead Theater Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 26 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
Feb 27 Freebird Cafe Jacksonville, FL, us
Mar 1 The Plaza Theatre Orlando, FL, US
Mar 2 Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL, us
Mar 3 The Moon Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 4 Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA, US
Mar 5 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX , US
Mar 22 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Mar 24 Black Cat Washington DC
Mar 25 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, us
Mar 26 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, us
Mar 27 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, Massachussetts
Mar 29 Firehouse 13 Providence, RI