whigsalbum.jpgEver heard the Whigs? Plain and simple, these guys rock

I grabbed their latest album, Give ‘Em All A Big Fat Lip, from eMusic a few months back after a friend caught them here in Chicago and gave them a solid recommendation. When I asked him what their sound was like, he said something like, “well, they kind of…..they just ROCK, I don’t know!”

And I have to say, I tend to agree. They’re just a raw, indie-rock trio from down South with some solid songwriting. They’ve got great energy, but I like the way they can also slow it down to a loping pace to keep it interesting. And for some reason, the lead singer reminds me of the guy from the Spin Doctors, but with a lot more grit and growl. The Whigs kick off their U.S. tour tonight in Athens, GA at the 40 Watt.

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Tour dates after the jump…


The Whigs 2007 Spring tour dates:

03-02-07: Athens, GA – 40 Watt (w/ the Features and Wax Fang) @ Schoolkids Records
03-03-07: Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar (w/ the Features and Wax Fang)
03-06-07: Charleston, SC – Cumberlands (w/ Wax Fang)
03-07-07: Winston Salem, NC – Ziggy’s (w/ Wax Fang)
03-08-07: Baltimore, MD – Fletchers (w/ Wax Fang)
03-09-07: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (w/ Wax Fang and the Sammies) BUY TIX
03-10-07: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge (w/ the Features and Spinto Band)
03-12-07: Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm and Brews (w/ the Features and Wax Fang)
03-13-07: Birmingham, AL – Workplay (w/ the Features and Wax Fang)
03-15-07: Austin, TX – Relix Magazine Party @ 3 PM (SXSW Conference)
03-16-07: Austin, TX – TBA (SXSW Conference)
03-17-07: Austin, TX – Blender Bar @ the Ritz 12AM (SXSW Conference)
03-19-07: Phoenix, AZ – Sets
03-20-07: San Diego, CA – HOB Epicenter
03-21-07: Los Angeles, CA – TBA
03-22-07: San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
03-24-07: Portland, OR – Roseland Grill
03-25-07: Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
03-26-07: Spokane, WA – Big Easy
03-28-07: Lead, SD – Golden Hills Resort
03-29-07: Brookings, SD – South Dakota State University
03-31-07: Jackson, MS – Millsaps College
04-12-07: Chicago, IL – Schubas
04-20-07: Rites of Spring Festival – Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN
04-22-07: Ithaca, NY. – Cornell University
04-23-07: Washington, DC. – Rock

Maybe we can persuade Justin to check these guys out when he’s down in Austin for SXSW later this month!?!


WHITperson -- aka Marc Whitman or simply "Whit" -- is a long-time LMB contributor known for his in-depth posting style and his knack for crafting interesting podcasts. Whit currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's building up his web development chops and hoping to put his technical skills towards something interesting in the music world. Follow his updates over at whitperson.com...