Downtown Boys release Full Communism, tour (2015)

Downtown Boys debut LP Full Communism is a thrashing record of songs about smashing the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts. Released May 5 on Don Giovanni Records, the band will take their ferocious live show on the road with labelmates Screaming Females and make a stop in Austin during SXSW.
Full Communism comes at a current critical moment in the struggle for justice being fought in the U.S. and throughout the world. It is set to a commanding tempo programmed make you move regardless of whether singer Victoria Ruiz is singing or shouting. “Wave Of History” opens with the ominous cry of a horn line, deciding this generation has the power to create change, “Break A Few Eggs,” opens with punk-infused guitars and saxophones and only two lines of lyrics that need little interpretation. “Monstro” is a feminist anthem, in your face in the best way with an incredibly infectious sax line.
“Monstro” premiered with SPIN.
Downtown Boys are a bilingual political sax punk party from Providence, RI. Impossible to categorize and comprised of a formidable voice, two saxophones, guitar, bass and drums, their scathing energy is palpable in every room they take hold of. Shifting from English to Spanish, punk to rock to jazz to pure fun, their record is sure to open eyes, rattle ribs and bring dancefloors to their knees.
National tour dates: # = w/ Screaming Females
3/9: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook #
3/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
3/11: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge #
3/12: Orlando, FL @ The Social #
3/13: Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic #
3/14: Tallahassee, FL # All Saints Cafe #
3/15: New Orleans, LA # Sisters in Christ Records (Gasa Gasa) #
3/16: McAllen, TX @ GALAX Z FAIR IV #
3/17: Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown #
3/18: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (She Shreds Magazine Showcase), TBD
3/19: San Antonio, TX @ Nesta
3/20: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Ad Hoc Daytime Party), 2:30pm
3/20: Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn (Don Giovanni Showcase). 10:30pm
4/5: Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater #