Texas based Indie Rock duo Alien Knife Fight, who released their 5 track EP Some Girls released on 1/1/2017, has announced dates for their upcoming West Coast tour with Scott H Biram and Jesse Dayton. Kicking off March 24 at the Triple Nickle Tavern in Colorado Springs, CO before winding through Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California, finally wrapping up at Fitzgerald's at The Continental in Houston, TX.
Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the creative duo Known as Alien Knife Fight craft their sound at all hours in their big, old 1930's era house/home studio, situated on 3.6 acres that they call Big Bottom Farm.
Bassist/vocalist Monique Ortiz has been performing in duos for over 25 years mainly out of necessity. “I just couldn’t find that third instrument that was the right fit, so rather than be hindered by that, I try to fill out the sound in other ways.”
Her first notable duo project, Bourbon Princess (1997), led to over a decade of collaboration and with members of the band Morphine, which ultimately led up to the formation of A.K.A.C.O.D., with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary system drummer Larry Dersch.
In 2010 Monique moved from Boston to Austin, met multi-instrumentalist Michael Howard and they started writing and recording music together. With Mike’s primal beats and Monique’s powerful vocals and growling 2-string slide bass and fretless bass playing, the two gradually shaped their sound into something sinister, sexy, soulful and groovy all at once.
Currently AKF are working on a new record. In March of 2017 they will be touring the west coast in support of Scott H Biram.
AKF 2017 West Coast tour with Scott H Biram & Jesse Dayton:
03/23 @ Hoots Pub, Amarillo, TX
03/24 @ Triple Nickle Tavern - Colorado Springs, CO
03/25 @ 3 Kings - Denver, CO
03/26 @ Hodis Half Note - Fort Collins, CO
03/28 @ Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
03/29 @ Neurolux - Boise, ID
03/31 @ Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
04/01 @ Dante’s - Portland, OR
04/04 @ Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
04/05 @ Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
04/06 @ Alex’s Bar - Long Beach, CA
04/07 @ Pappy & Harriet’s - Pioneertown, CA
04/08 @ Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AR
04/13 @ Three Links - Dallas, TX
04/14 @ Antone’s - Austin, TX
04/15 @ Continental Club - Houston, TX (with Sam Pace, and Hilary York)
04/29 @ Eeyore's Birthday Party, Pease Park - Austin, TX
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