Pontiak Are Killer AND On Tour

I got my first dose of this band last Friday when they opened for Shy Guy and Ttotals at the 5 Spot. I can’t say I had high or any real expectations for them because I didn’t recognize the name. Plus, after the Golden Spurs put on a sleeper of a set, I intended to wait outside the venue with plenty of cigarettes and my diminishing beer until Shy Guy took the stage around 11. However, after skeptically listening to two of Pontiak’s song from the smoking patio, I decided to head back inside. It might have been one of the better chances I’ve taken on opening bands in the past. Inside, the three piece based out of somewhere in Virginia put on one hell of a show. They had everything I wanted to hear in a band; chemistry, attitude, and riffs that sounded like they had mainlined electricity right before the show. I don’t personally know these people but it sounds like they listened to a lot of Mudhoney and the Stooges growing up and that’s never a bad thing. I stuck out the rest of their set and picked up one of their CDs, Innocence, after the show, which ended up being another good decision. Fuck, I was on fire that night. Anyways, I feel the need to spread the word now, so if anyone wants to see a real kick ass rock n roll band play, peep these tour dates and see if these guys are in town near ya. Check out two of their tunes below via Soundcloud as well.

01.29 Asheville, NC- The Mothlight

01.30 Athens, GA- Caledonia Lounge

01.31 Nashville, TN- 5 Spot

02.02 Hattiesburg, MS- Thirsty Hippo

02.03 Memphis, TN- Hi Tone Cafe

02.04 Oxford, MS- Lamar Lounge

02.05 Little Rock, AR- Vino’s

02.06 Tulsa, OK- Sound Pony

02.07 Denton, TX- Rubber Gloves

02.08 Austin, TX- Mohawk

02.09 El Paso, TX- Lowbrow Palace

02.10 Phoenix, AZ- Last Exit

02.11 San Diego, CA- Tower Bar *

02.12 Los Angeles, CA- Bootleg Bar *

02.13 San Francisco, CA- Makeout Room * ^

02.14 Chico, CA- Cafe Coda ^

02.15 Portland, OR- Tonic ^

02.16 Seattle, WA- LIVE ON KEXP (1PM)

02.16 Seattle, WA- Highline ^

02.17 Spokane, WA- Mootsy’s

02.19 Fargo, ND- Dempsey’s

02.20 Minneapolis, MN- 1st Ave. Entry

02.21 Milwaukee, WI- Riverwest Public House

02.22 Chicago, IL- The Hideout +

02.23 Louisville, KY- Lisa’s Oak Room +

02.24 Columbus, OH- Rumba Cafe +

02.25 Buffalo, NY- 9th Ward

02.26 Rochester, NY- The Bug Jar

02.27 Baltimore, MD- Ottobar

02.28 Washington, DC- The Paperhaus

03.20 – 03.23 Boise, ID- Treefort Music Festival

* = w/Cy Dune

^ = w/Golden Void

+ = w/Old Baby

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