Slingshot Dakota are on the road this summer! Check out the dates below and go see them if you can, duh!
To get you pumped for the shows, lets revisit the band’s excellent Nervous Energies session from back in March 2011:
6/19 – Birmingham @ The Firehouse 412 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
6/20 – Baton Rouge, LA @ HTGT
6/21 – New Orleans – TBA
6/22 – Houston @ 11759 Creek View Ln. Conroe TX 77385 (house) “Starts around 7 to 8”.
6/23 – Austin @ Scoot Inn 1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702-3806. 9:00pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/408833035834440/
6/24 – Off
6/25 – Ft. Worth/Denton @ The Barn w/ Parker, Two Knights Off Parkway Street. 7pm.
6/26 – Oklahoma City @ Bad Granny’s Bazaar 1759 N.W. 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 8:00pm.
6/27 – Kansas City
6/28 – Omaha @ The Pizza Shoppe Collective 6056 Maple St. Omaha, Nebraska. 7pm.
6/29 – Des Moines, IA @ The Underground Rock Shop
617 Euclid Ave. Des Moines, IA. 6pm. .00. http://www.facebook.com/events/298551543565098/
6/30 – Minneapolis @ The Chamber Of Secrets 3500 5th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN. 8:30pm.
7/01 – Off
7/02 – Chicago @ The Observatory 3036 N. Lincoln Avenue
7/3 Valparaiso, IN @ Simpledays 206 S. Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304. 6pm.
7/05 – Grand Rapids @ DAAC 8:30pm.
7/06 – Cleveland
7/07 – Pittsburgh @ Mr. Roboto Project 5106 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224. 3pm.
7/08 – Buffalo @ 359 Parkdale (House Show) 359 Parkdale St, Buffalo, NY. 6:00pm.
7/09 – Rochester, NY
7/10 – Syracuse @ Westcott Community Center 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse 13210. 8:30pm
7/11 – Vermont @ TBA
7/12 – Portsmouth, NH
7/13 – Springfield, MA @ Bramble Jam Festival 2 St. Mark’s Armenian Church. 2427 Wilbraham Rd. Springfield, MA 01108 http://www.facebook.com/events/383988388294303/
7/14 – Off
7/15 – New Brunswick @ Clit Fest w/ Teen Wolves, Dangerous Ponies, Foreign Objects, Trophy Wife 3:45pm.
About Slingshot Dakota:
Carly Comando and Tom Patterson are two people who carry the weight of an entire band. Their set-up is simple: Carly is on keys and Tom plays drums. They do things with these instruments that most bands can’t do with a standard set up: they cram the sonic space they are in. Originally this was actually the case as they began as a three-piece featuring Jeff Cunningham and Latterman’s Pat Schramm. But narrowing it down to a duo in 2006 did no harm; Carly’s keyboard seems to take on the role of several more people as it adds multiple dimensions to their sound.
2008’s Their Dreams are Dead, but Ours is the Golden Ghost was a seminal release for their entry onto the scene. With Carly from Long Island and Tom from the Lehigh Valley (PA), their home-turfs both came with built-in popular support as they romped the DIY all-ages show circuit. In it, they blew away audiences with their at-times more sober lines like “I’m gonna love you till the day I die” juxtaposed with moments of their swelling pop sound. When Tom isn’t screenprinting (he does everything from gig posters to commercial ventures to fine art) and Carly isn’t music licensing, they are refining their highly-anticipated album, Dark Hearts, set to come out this year.