In the late 80s and early 90s, the scuzzed-out Detroit trio the Gories, along with peers like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the New Bomb Turks, reinvented classic 60s garage rock as something dirtier and more confrontational, pushing a tinge of punk menace into the mix. The band broke up in 1992; Mick Collins went on to lead the Dirtbombs, while guitarist Dan Kroha did time in the Demolition Doll Rods.
But the Gories are back. They reunited last year for a few shows, and they’ll launch back into action this summer, taking the time-tested chaos of their live show across North America. Dates below.
07-15 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Festival
07-16 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Place
07-17 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Du Mile End
07-29 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
07-30 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
07-31 New York, NY – Lincoln Center (Ponderosa Stomp)
09-07 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *
09-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
09-10 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
09-10 Portland, OR – Dante’s Musicfest *^
09-11 Seattle, WA – Neumos *
* with Haunted George
^ with Thee Oh Sees