People of the sodden gray Pacific Northwest, rejoice! Miami's sun punks Jacuzzi Boys have returned after a three-year absence to beam their sonic goodness upon us. Tonight's show (October 22) gifts Vancouver, B.C. (@ The Cobalt), and October 23 will find them back in Portland at Mississippi Studios, so if you are in the area whatsoever, drink up another double latte and scoot yourself over to one of the shows! Make SURE to pick up their super-fine new album "Ping Pong" on their very own Mag Mag Records. Listen NOW to "Boys Like Blood" on Soundcloud!

The Seattle area got their dose of JBs last Thursday night at Chop Suey, and OF COURSE DUH JEEZ I was there to get you some photos! Two of my most favorite local bands, Boyfriends and Stallion, were the "headline openers," and a better bill there could not be. (Stallion is also playing at the Portland show, so you just have no excuse. GO!)

The persistent rain held off as it neared showtime, Almighty Nature knowing Jacuzzi Boys were in town, and a fabulous time was had by all. I danced myself into a frenzy, and floated onto a cloud of musical joy. Come back sooner, Boys -- we love you!

Jacuzzi Boys Ping Pong Tour 2016

10/22 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt
10/23 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
10/24 Arcata, CA Richard’s Goat
10/25 Santa Rosa, CA Arlene Francis Center
10/26 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
10/27 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
10/28 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10/30 Tucson, AZ Hotel Congress
10/31 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
11/02 Austin, TX Sidewinder
11/03 Dallas, TX City Tavern
11/04 New Orleans, LA Siberia
11/05 Tallahassee, FL Warhorse Whiskey
11/06 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub

(Click on the photos to enlarge, and click on the Flickr links for more)

Stallion, Chop Suey, Seattle, WA. 10/20/16 Flickr link

Boyfriends, Chop Suey, Seattle, WA. 10/20/16 Flickr link