Downtown Boys share "Wave Of History," 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 4 on Don Giovanni Records, the band was hailed by SPIN as “Band Most Likely to Make You Enter the Pit”at SXSW and will take their ferocious live show on a headlining tour this spring.
Full Communism comes at a current critical moment in the struggle for justice being fought in the US 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. Today the band shares album cut “Wave Of History“. Opening with the ominous cry of a horn line, the song is an urgent declaration that this generation has the power to create change.
Wave of History” premiered with WNYC today
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. The sextet will be on the road through the spring, hitting New York, DC and Chicago, see all the dates below.
5/8: Pawtucket, RI @ Machines with Magnets
5/9: Boston, MA @ Make Shift Boston
5/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades (w/ The Homewreckers)
5/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space (w/ Priests & Sheer Mag)
5/17: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Priests)
5/18: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
5/19: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
5/20: Columbus, OH @ Legion of Doom
5/21: Bloomington, IN @ House Show
5/22: Chicago, IL @ Old Mount Happy
5/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room
5/24: Ann Arbor, MI @ 3rd Death Star
5/25: Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
5/26: Toronto, ON @ S.H.I.G.B.S.
5/27: Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG
5/28: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
5/29: Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
5/30: Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel