The So So Glos are not just another band from Brooklyn.
The So So Glos are four brothers- two blood, a step, and one inducted. All the same, if you use these terms around the band, they will tell you, "a brother is a brother is a brother". They are part of Brooklyn, and its apparent upon meeting them that the blood of this city is pumping through their veins. Their music reflects not only the city that birthed them but also the strange, exciting and paralyzing times we live in.
The Glos are bold, rough, artful and sincere all at the same time and whether they are singing a love song like "Love or Empire" or "Throw Your Hands Up DJ" (a 21st century anthem that evokes memories of Dylans "Only a Pawn in their Game") they make us dance. When lead singer Alex Levine, (21 & the youngest of the brothers) incites an audience to dance, we do. We dance because because the urgency and energy of The So So Glos live is, if nothing else, a call for movement. Isn't this the reason we listened to music in the first place?
The story began in Bay Ridge, a neighborhood of working families tucked in the South end of Brooklyn. After forming, the Band settled down in Bushwick founding the legendary all ages venue the Market Hotel, and started writing pop classics. Last summer, The So So Glos became the 1st act to release with Green Owl, an environmentally sustainable movement unto itself.
After one show with ...Trail of the Dead at the Bowery Ballroom they were invited on their first European tour: "We haven't seen a live reaction like that since we took out the Strokes in 2001," says (insert name) of TOTD. Recently the group released a Daytrotter session, after their shortplayer album Tourism / Terrorism made Robert Christgau's best of 2009 list and have been named "Best Band in New York City" by (insert name). With much more touring and plans for a new album out in 2010, they have their eyes on you. You best not be the last to dance.
US Tour Dates
With Titus Andronicus
9/2 - Monster Island Basement - Brooklyn, NY
9/3 - Harper's Ferry - Allston, MA
9/4 - II Motore - Montreal, QC
9/5 - The Horseshoe - Toronto, ONT
9/6 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
9/7 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
9/8 - The Firebird - St Louis, MO
9/9 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA
9/10 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE
9/11 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
9/16 - The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
9/17 - The Northern - Olympia, WA
9/18 - The Funhouse - Seattle, WA
9/19 - Backspace - Portland, OR
9/21 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
9/22 - SLO Art Center - San Luis Obispo, CA
9/24 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
9/26 - Modified Arts - Phoenix, AZ
9/29 - Fellini Film Cafe - El Paso, TX
9/30 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
10/1 - Mango's - Houston, TX
10/3 - Bottletree Cafe - Birmingham, AL
10/4 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
10/5 - Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN
10/6 - 529 Club - Atlanta, GA
10/7 - Caledonia - Athens, GA
10/8 - Milestone Club - Charlotte, NC
10/9 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
10/10 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
10/11 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
10/12 - Talking Head - Baltimore, MD
10/13 - The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
10/14 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
10/15 - Knitting Factory (Brooklyn) - Brooklyn