Photo by Jim Vondruska
The Kickback, Driver Friendly, Quiet Company
June 6, 2014
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 8:30pm show, $10, Buy Tickets
The Kickback is prepping for the release of a new album later this summer, produced by Spoon drummer and engineer Jim Eno and recently Death + Taxes debuted their new video for “Sting’s Teacher Years” with singer Billy Yost acting as his own lyric-pad.
Yost says of the video, “Nobody can ever understand our words, so we thought we’d try and help people out a bit. Eamonn (bassist) drew all of the instruments and wrote all of the words on me which I can’t imagine was pleasant in the least. When we were finished, I got in the shower to try and get clean. It looked like the Care Bears committed suicide.”
The Chicago quartet recently released the hypnotic death denial, “When I Die“, has received praise from Rolling Stone, Chicago Sun Times, Paste, You Ain’t No Picasso and more and may be the only band in the country to have their own Podcast. DISASTOUR w/ The Kickback was created as a means for the group to kill some time during their 2010 tour and is nearing its 100th episode. Segments have included: “Most depressing moment of the day”, “How did the show go?”, “The Yost brothers read each other’s mind” and “If Michael Keaton were here right now”, along with interviews of house hosts and the occasional live performance. You can check out the podcast at iTunes HERE.
The Kickback earned a reputation as a stellar and explosive live act after a steady two years of touring and supporting acts like White Rabbits, Smith Westerns, Here We Go Magic, Tapes ‘n Tapes and Telekinesis. In June, they hit the road with Quiet Company and Driver Friendly for a run of shows before they head up to Toronto for NXNE. A full list of tour dates can be found below with another run to be added in July.
The Kickback Tour Dates
June 3 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
June 4 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen *
June 5 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club *
June 6 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
June 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose *
June 8 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory *
June 9 – Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House *
June 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy *
June 18 – Toronto, ONT – NXNE
June 19 – Toronto, ONT – NXNE
June 20 – Toronto, ONT – Rancho Relaxo – 10pm
June 21 – Toronto, ONT – NXNE
June 22 – Toronto, ONT – NXNE
* w/ Quiet Company & Driver Friendly