Ohio-bred rock ’n rollers, The Skulx (members of Foxy Shazam and Cadaver Dogs) are headed to SXSW in early March on the You Must Experience tour, hitting a few new cities and states along the way. Stops include Columbus, Nashville, Oklahoma City, and of course, Cincinnati.
Touring alongside the gritty rockers is newcomer, Flannel Mouth (SwitchBitch Records), from Peoria, Illinois. The Midwestern avant-garde group is releasing their debut full-length, The Prisoner’s Cinema, on March 11. “It’s been a dream of ours to be pushing a new record on a tour to South By,” says drummer, Tyler Owen, “but worlds cooler to be hooking up with a band like The Skulx on the way. True nit-and-grit rock ’n roll is art and soul, and they have both in droves.”
The Skulx is touring on the success of their New Years’ gift — a self-titled album, available streaming or on vinyl at Mind Over Matter Records. In the words of Cincinnati’s CityBeat, “The Skulx’s eponymous debut folds the standard blueprint of rock into a giant origami swan, turns it on its head, spray paints it with fluorescent colors, dusts it with powdered sugar, and puts a match to it.” The highly-anticipated, nine-song full-length features special guests from acts including Larry & His Flask,Slash & The Conspirators, Good English, and Bad Rabbits.
3/10 – Columbus, OH @Skully’s
3/12 – Nashville, TN @Rocketown
3/14 – Dallas, TX @Prophet Bar*
3/16 – Austin, TX @The Aquarium
3/17 – Austin, TX @Hole In The Wall*
3/18 – Austin, TX @Big Bang*
3/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @The Blue Note
3/23 – St. Louis, MO @The Demo
3/24 – Indianapolis, IN @Hoosier Dome
3/25 – Berwyn, IL @The Wire
3/27 – Lansing, MI @Mac’s Bar
* w/ Flannel Mouth