Saustex Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Lords & Ladies, a split album (available 09/16/2016 on CD/Digital, 09/30/16 on LP) and the accompanying tour “Lords & Ladies Across The Colonies” that pairs Boston’s The Upper Crust and San Francisco's The Grannies, two of America's foremost purveyors of costume rock.
The record promises to please fans of punk and hard rock alike. Though known for over the top stage antics, the bands deliver the goods in the grooves. The Upper Crust reimagine High Voltage era AC-DC filtered through the lyrical lens of 18th Century nobles on this, their first new release since 2009‘s Revenge For Imagined Slights. Meanwhile The Grannies bust chops with another fresh set of Jack Endino-produced tunes (Nirvana, High On Fire, etc.) that are reminiscent of grunge in its punk nascence and The Dwarves at their most chaotic.
The tour brings the bands together again to offer American cities the kind of pummeling given to European audiences when they joined forces for a 10 day tour across the pond in 2015. This will be the longest U.S. tour The Upper Crust has undertaken since the 90’s and the most extensive Grannies American tour ever. Oddsmakers in Vegas, Atlantic City and London are licking their chops as wagers are made on whether one or both acts will go the distance. In spite of their lordly finery and/or predilection for thrift store dresses these guys are all rock’n’roll lifers and the finish line is part of the continuum, not the end.
LORDS & LADIES ACROSS THE COLONIES TOUR 2016
THURSDAY 9/29 - FT. WORTH, TX - FRED'S TEXAS CAFE w/ PAT TODD & THE RANK OUTSIDERS
FRIDAY 9/30 - AUSTIN, TX - THE LOST WELL
SATURDAY 10/1 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - PAPER TIGER w/ BELLRINGER
SUNDAY 10/2 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - SIBERIA w/ ANGRY LOVERS
TUESDAY 10/4 - MEMPHIS, TN - MIDTOWN ROCKHOUSE LIVE
WEDNESDAY 10/5 - LITTLE ROCK, AR - WHITE WATER TAVERN w/ THE FRONTIER CIRCUS
THURSDAY 10/6 - TULSA, OK - MERCURY LOUNGE
FRIDAY 10/7 - KANSAS CITY, MO - DAVEY'S UPTOWN RAMBLER
SATURDAY 10/8 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN -EAGLES 34.
SUNDAY 10/9 - CHICAGO, IL - COBRA LOUNGE w/ BLACK ACTRESS
MONDAY 10/10 - DETROIT, MI - SMALL'S
TUESDAY 10/11 - CLEVELAND, OH - BEACHLAND BALLROOM
WEDNESDAY 10/12 - BALTIMORE, MD - METRO GALLERY w/ WESTERN STAR
THURSDAY 10/13 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - HILL COUNTRY LIVE*
FRIDAY 10/14 - NEW YORK, NY - THE BOWERY ELECTRIC*
SATURDAY 10/15 - SOMERVILLE, MA - ONCE BALLROOM*