For the short version of all this, just look at our shows page.
Summer’s here; you’re so ready for fun. Meanwhile, we’re turning six, and we’re playing fun shows. Sounds like you and What Cheer? are a match made in heaven. Plus, Canada! We’ve got so much to announce that we’re going to jump right into it and try, against instinct, to save the funny quips for the end.
Monday, May 30, 2011: Boston, MA
Brighton Music Hall (map)
with: Big Freedia and Javelin
– Boston, this year you can make your Memorial Day truly memorable. Have a BBQ and then get your booty safely to Allston and begin shaking it. The combined forces of New Orleans Bounce legend Big Freedia, pop alchemists Javelin (featuring former What Cheer? drummer George) and What Cheer? are going to pummel you into the funnest frenzy you can imagine. The rumor is that hordes of Providentians and Worcesterites willl be descending upon Boston for this show; the result can only be a dance off deciding the ultimate fate of all New England.
Saturday, June 18, 2011: Worcester, MA
Saturday, June 25, 2011: Providence, RI
What Cheer? Six Year?
with: Math the Band, The Dungeoneers, and Dzian
– Our sixth birthday party is going to be the sixthliest yet! Starting with some amazing accompanying acts: Math the Band is the terrifyingly high-energy synth-pop-punk duo that will capture your heart; Dzian ( Charlottesville, VA) plays vintage Taiwanese pop, and The Dungeoneers are aggressively positive, vaguely medieval punks from Worcester (including members of Bonezone and the Terribles).
Friday-Sunday, July 1-3
– Something big is brewing this weekend, but we’re trying to figure out the best way to tell you. Don’t worry dears; we’re not pregnant, and if we were, would that be so terrible?
Saturday, July 30, 2011: Newport, RI
Newport Folk Festival (map)
– Check the website for the incredible lineup and ticketing info! We are so happy to be heading back to Newport!
Thursday, August 4 – Saturday, August 14: Canada and Midwest Tour with Math The Band!
Thu 8/4 – Providence, RI
Fri 8/5 – Quebec City, QC
Sat 8/6 – Montreal, QC
Sun 8/7 – Ottawa, ON
Mon 8/8 – Kingston, ON
Tue 8/9 – Toronto, ON
Wed 8/10 – Detroit, MI
Thu 8/11 – Chicago, IL
Fri 8/12 – Madison, WI
Sat 8/13 – Minneapolis, MN
-Yes it’s true; our friends to the north are going to get some love! We’ll let you know once everything is confirmed.
Saturday, September 10: Portland, ME
Space 538 (map)
-We’ll be playing Space’s annual big thing. The night before, Friday, September 9, some of us will be giving an artist talk about Providence, brass band traditions, contemporary street band culture, pop, punk and so much more. If you’re in Northern New England and have an interest in hearing our take on such matters, this is your chance! If you don’t have such an interest, we fully understand. But we’ll expect to see you on the dance floor.