Tour Score + Spring Shows

Our Southeast Tour was an amazing time for The Wet Boys! We couldn’t be more thankful for the hospitality we received from our hosts along the way — way to many people to thank here, but you know who you are! Here are some snap shots from our show in Charlotte, N.C. with our good friends Sinners & Saints by Eric Cutchin! Check out the whole gallery here: http://www.photoartoftec.com/The-Wet-Boys-Snug-Harbor-3-6

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The experience has us hungry for much more — and it didn’t take long for us to get another taste…

The day after playing our hometown CD Release Show at Retro, the road beckoned once again as we traveled to Greenville, N.C. to play SpazzFest 6! It was a special night at Crossbones Tavern alongside The Out of Limits, Sister Be and Zach Mexico.

After a last night with short rest, we trekked back to Norfolk to play an acoustic set for the Southern Grit Magazine Release show at O’Connor Brewing Company — thanks to those guys for hosting us!

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We’re currently in the process of writing new music and playing some shows across the region. Up next is Tap House in Norfolk on Thurs. April 16 with Urban Pioneer and Tail Light Rebellion before jumping across the Carolina line for out first show at New York Pizza Pub in Nags Head with The Hot Signals.

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Veer Mag’s Best Live Performers + Tour Kicks Off!

Screen shot 2015-02-19 at 12.21.02 PMThanks to everyone who voted for us in the 2015 Veer Magazine Local Music Awards for “Best Live Performer” in the 757! If you’ve been to our shows, you know we put everything we got our live performances, so this is a special honor coming from our local community. To see the names mentioned across these categories and to be counted among them as a nominee — let alone a category winner — is humbling and, well, awesome!! Thanks again to those who voted WET and to the judging panel for recognizing our hard work! Check out the full list of winners here: http://veermag.com/2015/02/multiple-winners-in-the-2015-veer-magazine-local-music-awards/

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On that note, tonight marks the first night of our Southeast Tour, and we’re stoked to bring some much-needed heat to our original OBX home base: Chilli Peppers!!! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram (@the_wet_boys) to keep tabs on our journeys!

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Pig-Iron Profits + Tour update: HR Tattoo Fest

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We’re stoked to have been able to team with with Retro for this last-minute — but totally rad — show this Sunday with Philly’s Pig-Iron Profits and new local folk rockers Wandering Drunk! This will be our last local show before tour and looks to be an awesome night of Americana Mayhem at the beach!! Our new hoodies and t-shirts will be available, so pick one up to support our trip and get your style right at the same time!

We’re also proud to announce that we’ve been added to the 2015 Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival in Hampton, Va on March 8 to round out our Southeast Tour!! Last year was a blast and we’re grateful that they asked us back to rock in 2015. For more info on the fest, visit http://hrtattoofest.com

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Veer Local Music Awards + Tour’s A-Comin’

STOKED to receive a nomination in the Veer Local Music Awards again for the third straight year! This time, we’re especially amped that we’re in the running for Best Live Performer! We definitely put everything we got into the live show, so we’re super appreciative for the nomination in this category. All the best local musicians and bands are featured throughout the list, and we’re honored to be counted among them! Click here to VOTE WET and support your favorite local acts!

Screen shot 2015-01-13 at 5.57.07 PMTour is coming along nicely and we’re amping to hit the road for our Southeast Tour running from Feb. 19 through March 7! Thanks to everyone who has helped us by booking shows in their hometowns, we’re fixin’ to bring it!

Thurs. Feb. 19, Kill Devil Hills, NC: Chilli Peppers (3001 N. Croatan Hwy), Tour Kickoff Party! Opening set by Bennett Wales.

Fri. Feb. 20, Wilmington, NC: Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern (1415 S. 42nd Street) with MonkeyKnifeFight + more.

Sun. Feb. 22, Charleston, SC: The Royal American (970 Morrison Drive) with Skye Paige + Lily Slay of The Royal Tinfoil.

Tues. Feb. 24, St. Augustine, FL: Shanghai Nobby’s (10 Anastasia Blvd.) with TBA.

Thurs. Feb. 26, Deland, FL: Cafe DaVinci’s (112 W. Georgia Ave.) Opening set by Bennett Wales.

Fri. Feb. 27, St. Petersburg, FL: Fubar Downtown (658 Central Ave.) with Panther Camp + The Scurvy.

Sat. Feb. 28, Orlando, FL: Will’s Pub (1042 N. Mills Ave.) with Panther Camp + The Scurvy.

Sun. March 1, Margate, FL: Inkwell Pub (238 Margate Court) with Return The Favor & Octo Gato

Tues. March 3, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Poor House (110 Southwest 3rd Ave.) with The God Damn Hustle.

Wednes. March 4, Jacksonville, FL: Burro Bar (100 E. Adams Street) with Mud Town.

Thurs. March 5, Columbia, SC: Art Bar (1211 Park Street) with Sinners & Saints.

Fri. March 6, Charlotte, NC: Snug Harbor (1228 Gordon Street) with Sinners & Saints, more TBA.

Sat. March 7, Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill Underground (157 E. Rosemary Street) with Campfires & Constellations.

Sun. March 8, Hampton, VA: Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival, Hampton Roads Convention Center. 3 p.m. For more info on the fest, visit http://hrtattoofest.com

 

Scotch Chamber Session

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the boys, culminating with an epic recording session with Curtis Plummer at The Scotch Chamber Studios. Before we get into that, we’d like to officially welcome Chris “Motley” Hendershott back to the lineup on guitar! Motley is an original member of The Wet Boys, having served two tours of duty prior to rejoining the band. Immediately, we connected with his rhythms and his addition brings our core sound into clearer focus — just in time for our show at Taphouse on Friday and our recording session Dec. 6 and 7.

We’re stoked on the incredible vibes created by our fresh lineup and took that energy into the studio. Everyone involved put in inspired performances in tracking our upcoming 7″ record. We decided to go with one of our newest songs “Run & Hide,” previously known as “Dirty Tom” and the crowd-favorite “Life on the Mines” for the EP, which will be released in the early going of 2015.

Expect a direct return to our classic acoustic-driven sound mixed with the added dimension of electric guitar leads, all brought together by Tomahawk’s greatest performance to date on vocals. Stay tuned for news on the release of the record! Until then, enjoy these snapshots from the memorable session.

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Norfolk Taphouse: Dec. 5 + 757 E-Zine.

We’re pumped to return to Norfolk Taphouse for a Night of Americana Mayhem on Friday, Dec. 5 with our friends from N.C. Sinners & Saints and Norfolk’s own Sister Abigail! Join the Facebook event here! A huge thank you is due to 757 E-Zine for featuring Tomahawk as the Best Lyricist in Hampton Roads in it’s upcoming issue coming out soon. Check out the 757 E-Zine Facebook page here!

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Reverend Horton Heat: Nov. 6

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We’re honored to share the stage with the legend Reverend Horton Heat on Thursday, Nov. 6 with our friends Thomas McDonald & The Record Collection at Shaka’s!!! We’ve been  on the grind playing a busy schedule across the region like Lady Nawlins’ Voodoo Street Fest in Richmond and Artistree Festival in Norfolk, which was featured by Whurk Magazine! Keep your eyes open for copies of Whurk at places like Elliot’s Fairgrounds, O’Connor Brewing Co. & The Parlor on Granby!