Brazilian punky groovesters CSS (above) are hitting the road with MEN, JD Samson’s disco-flavored post-Le Tigre project/performance art collective (below), and you can bet that butts will be shaking and BUST will be stoked. To celebrate their North American tour together, both bands collaborated on a tour-exclusive, limited-edition split 7” (entitled We Are Friends 7") featuring original artwork and brand-new remixes of each other’s songs.  And to make this tour even more special, both bands have agreed to blog about it for BUST!  MEN and CSS will swap blogging duties to bring you stories and photos from the road, and will be giving away tickets to their upcoming shows in select cities. 

(Allison Michael Orenstein)

Here is MEN’s tour itinerary (asterisks denote dates when they’ll be joined by CSS):

MEN Tour Dates:
10/1:  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue**
10/2:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
10/4:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune**
10/6:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
10/7: San Diego, CA @ 4th & B **
10/9:  Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Culture Collide Festival
10/10: Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
10/11: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom**
10/13:  Denver, CO @ Bluebird**
10/14: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/16: Madison, WI @ Freqency
10/17:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave**
10/18: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
10/21:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer**
10/22:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall**
10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club**
10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club**
10/26:  Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club**
10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
10/29:  Houston, TX @ House of Blues**
10/30:  Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa**
11/2: Atlanta, GA @ 529 (Free Show!)
** indicates tour dates with CSS

Both bands are badass in their own respects, so we’re excited to see what will happen when they join forces. I can’t imagine it will be anything less than a revolution-- not televised, of course, but live-blogged and sweat-soaked.  After all, MEN seek to explore “the radical potential of dance music” by layering lyrics about sexual politics over infectious, funk-ified beats, and CSS (which stands for “Cansei de Ser Sexy,” or “tired of being sexy”) employ their brand of reggae-tinged electro-rock to great effect.  Get warmed up with CSS’s “How to Dance Tutorial” video for “Hits Me Like a Rock:”

And marvel at JD Samson’s moves in MEN’s scorching-hot “Off Our Backs” video:

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Stay tuned to BUST.com to read the bands' blogs and find out how you can win tickets to the dance party.

For more MEN, check out their blog, Facebook, and page on I Am Sound Records, where you can listen to and download tracks like this remix of "Simultaneously."

Catch up with CSS at their official blog, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

Tagged in: tour, Music, men, JD Sampson, guest blog, CSS   

The opinions expressed on the BUST blog are those of the authors themselves and do not necessarily reflect the position of BUST Magazine or its staff.




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