Go See: The Cute Lepers

The Cute Lepers are a power pop band with a punk spirit, or is it the other way around? The chord progressions and pulsing drum beats scream punk, but the harmonies and arrangements are pure 60’s pop. Melodic punk bands of the 70s and early 80s are often forgotten, though these bands (e.g., The BuzzcocksBlue OrchidsThe Vibrators) made the genre more accessible and open the door to the great college radio scene of the 80s. The Cute Lepers capture the spirit of that era well, putting their signature on the genre by introducing bouncing piano rhythms and dancing backup singers with tambourines.

In April, they released Adventure Time, a 12 track roller coaster ride of unabashed fun. Today marks the start of their U.S. tour with Houston-based punk outfit, Something Fierce. Have a look at the schedule below, and get out to see The Cute Lepers.

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See The Cute Lepers on Tour:

Aug. 18 – Boise, ID – The Red Room*
Aug. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge*
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – The Rockaway Tavern*
Aug. 21 – Ft. Collins, CO – Surfside 7*
Aug. 22 – Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel Tavern*
Aug. 23 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*
Aug. 24 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird*
Aug. 25 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen*
Aug. 26 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick*
Aug. 27 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
Aug. 28 – Columbus, OH – The Summit*
Aug. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – 31st St Pub*
Aug. 30 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine*
Aug. 31 – Allston, MA – Great Scott*
Sep. 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory*
Sep. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie*
Sep. 3 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe*
Sep. 4 – Richmond, VA – Empire*
Sep. 5 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
Sep. 6 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
Sep. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Star Community Bar*
Sep. 8 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub*
Sep. 9 – Miami, FL – Monterey Club*
Sep. 10 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Local 662*
Sep. 12 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia*
Sep. 13 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s Pub*
Sep. 14 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
Sep. 15 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide*
Sep. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory*
Sep. 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Amped*
Sep. 19 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room*
Sep. 20 – San Diego, CA – Shakedown Bar*
Sep. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Redwood Bar*
Sep. 22 – Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s Fungarden*
Sep. 23 – Portland, OR – Plan B*
Sep. 24 – Bellingham, WA – the Shakedown*
*w/ Something Fierce

Cheers…

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