Power Surges Into North American Tour

Aussie punk act Power is shipping its high-energy sounds overseas for its first U.S. run with Ex-CultNeil Michael HagertyFred & Toody, and Fifth Hound.

Photo: Photo Courtesy of Motormouth Media
A press photo for Power.

The Melbourne-based trio will release its first album, Electric Glitter Boogie, in the U.S. next year. If the samples on the band’s SoundCloud page are any indication, the recordings are decidedly Lo-Fi, bringing the sounds and feel of a garage or grungy club to your speakers or headphones.

Power’s new dates start in Nashville on Sept. 23 and extend until the  in Toronto Oct. 16. During that three-week run the group plays the  festival in Memphis Sept. 30, and has headline dates in venues like  in Los Angeles, and  in Seattle.

The Western and Texas dates are mostly with Ex-Cult, Oct. 2-10. Playing one show only are Neil Michael Hagerty, at the Nashville opener which is actually a support date for The Howling Hex, Fred and Toody at the Sept. 26 gig in Detroit, and Fifth Hound Oct. 13 in Brooklyn.

About Power, Pitchfork says: “Power are doing glam rock boogie at its most beer-drunk, fuzz-slathered, and dexterous. It’s awesome.”

Here is the routing:

Sept. 23 – Nashville, Tenn., Third Man Records
Sept. 24 – Louisville, Ky., American Turners (Cropped Out Festival)
Sept. 25 – Chicago, Ill., The Hideout
Sept. 26 – Detroit, Mich., The El Club
Sept. 28 – Atlanta, Ga., 529
Sept. 30 – Memphis, Tenn., Hi-Tone Cafe (Gonerfest)
Oct. 2 – Dallas, Texas, Dada Dallas
Oct. 3 – Austin, Texas, Barracuda
Oct. 4 – San Antonio, Texas, Limelight
Oct. 5 – El Paso, Texas, Monarch
Oct. 6 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Rebel Lounge
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, Calif., EchoPlex
Oct. 8 – San Francisco, Calif., Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Oct. 9 – Arcata, Calif., Richard’s Goat
Oct. 10 – Portland, Ore., Mississippi Studios
Oct. 11 – Seattle, Wash., Chop Suey
Oct. 13 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Alphaville
Oct. 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Various Venues (Not Dead Yet Festival)
You will probably be fine just getting tickets to these shows at the door. You can learn about Power from its SoundCloud page