Chixdiggit! On Tour In Canada !

Okay, quick history lesson: Chixdiggit! was originally conceived by four guys who couldn’t play instruments after they made enough money selling tee shirts around their high school (for an at-the-time fictional band called Chixdiggit!) to purchase some drums. If that doesn’t make sense, read on, because that’s just how stuff works in Chixdiggit! land. That was in 1991. Since then, Chixdiggit! have toured the world, put out records on indie juggernaut Sub Pop, wacky Fat Wreck subsidiary Honest Dons, Bad Taste (where they re-recorded and re-released a new version of their very first album…Weird, right?) and most recently Fat Wreck Chords proper. They’ve got more releases than a minimum-security prison in Holland and they’ve been on hiatus at least once, or maybe even twice, depending on who you ask, or maybe they’ve just been up to other shit. Hell, who knows?
Well, here’s what we do know: they’re back in 2011 with their first release in five years, Safeways, Here We Come, which is the culmination of their 20 years of friendship and buzzsaw pop-flavored punk rock mastery. Of course, over the span of two decades, the boys have also perfected the fine art of dicking around and as such Chixdiggit! manages to get a few pisstakes in on some lame ass hipster haircuts (‘Swedish Rat’) and devote a whole chorus to a buddy of singer KJ’s shitty dog (‘Since You Got a Dog’) among other things. This record is more than sweet melodies and powerchords, folks. This is Canadian style pop, punk, comedy, social commentary, all rolled into one, and fuck, it’s named after a place that sells rubbers and candy bars, so there’s that too.
But don’t take my word for it. Between doing whatever it is these former runaways turned punk-rock-wisecrackers turned dudes-that-will-show-up-two-hours-late-to-their-show-in-Berlin-because-they’re-just-as-interested-in-checking-out-the-local-culture-as-they-are-getting-sweaty-for-a-bunch-of-blue-haired-weirdos do back at home, Chixdiggit! is hitting the road this year in support of Safeways, Here We Come and going as far and as wide as their grueling work schedules permit. Come for the rock or come for the jokes or come and just marvel at the fact that four dudes that look this young have been doing this for twenty years. Is it the genes? Is it that clean Canadian air? Is there really a song on this record called ‘Hot n Horny’? Wow. That’s awesome.

Catch Chixdiggit! live in a city near you with Kepi Electric (of Groovie Ghoulies fame)who is support on all dates except Oct 22 !

OCTOBER
Oct 20
19+
MONCTON @ THE OXYGEN

Oct 21
19+
HALIFAX for The Halifax Pop Explosion
REFLECTIONS CABARET

Oct 22
AA
HALIFAX for The Halifax Pop Explosion
PRO SKATEBOARDS

Oct 24
18+
MONTREAL @ FOUFOUNES

Oct 25
19+
OTTAWA @ MAVERICKS

Oct 26
AA/19+
LONDON @ CALL THE OFFICE

Oct 27
19+
TORONTO @ SNEAKY DEE'S

Oct 28
19+
HAMILTON @ CASBAH

NOVEMBER
Nov 10
18+
CALGARY @ REPUBLIK

Nov 11
19+
REGINA @ DISTRIKT

Nov 12
19+
SASKATOON @ AMIGOS

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