Team Dresch Reunite Anew, Tour, Hint at New Songs
Queercore icons Team Dresch have reunited and de-united more times than Stuart Copeland can shake a stick at. But this time, it's not a reun-off for Donna Dresch, Jody Bleyle, Kaia Wilson, and Marci Martinez. Rather, it's a reuni-on. The team have regrouped, rehydrated, and are ready to get back in on the action with a handful of summer tour dates and the promise of long-awaited new material.
A statement recently posted on the band's website reads:
So here we are, 2007 (huh?) and we're playing shows, writing songs, coming up with new t-shirt designs, full functional band. For reals.... Team Dresch is writing new songs for a new record, to be released in 2008, and we'll be touring sporadically to try and get those new songs TIGHT. SO come see us!!! We are better at playing the old songs than we were back in the day, and we'll be playing new songs and feeling the love.
You can snag a little bit of that love for yourself on any one of a string of shows, setting off tonight in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (You're not seeing double; that's two Philly shows on the same night. The earlier show at the Rotunda is a free all-ages event.)
Opening the shows will be Ex-Members, featuring Team Dresch/Butchies drummer Melissa York. Their EP xoex_ep comes out today, June 19.
Team Dresch shows (all with Ex-Members):
06-19 Chapel Hill NC - Cat's Cradle
06-20 Washington, DC - Black Cat
06-21 Philadelphia, PA - UPenn Rotunda (early show)
06-21 Philadelphia, PA - Mill Creek Tavern (late show)
06-22 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B
06-23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
07-19 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Outfest)