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News

Julien Baker Announces 2021/2022 North American and European Tour Dates

Tour Will Feature Supporting Performances by Katie Malco, Thao, Dehd, and Ratboys

Apr 06, 2021

Julien Baker has just announced a string of tour dates for later this year. Yes, you read that right, new tour dates! Katie Malco will be the opening act for all North American tour dates, with Thao as support for the September 2021 dates and Dehd supporting the October/November 21 dates. Ratboys will be the opening act for all of the 2022 European dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Japanese Breakfast, St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu, Ratboys, and More

Plus Silk Sonic, Mdou Moctar, James, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 05, 2021

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a fairly quiet week on the news front, with President Joe Biden’s pandemic stimulus bill getting closer to passing in the Senate, but without a minimum wage hike. More

Ratboys Share New Song “Go Outside”

Available Now via Topshelf

Mar 04, 2021

Chicago rock band Ratboys have shared a new song titled “Go Outside.” The country-tinged song is relevant to current times, but was actually written almost a year before the pandemic took hold. It is available now via Topshelf. More



Interviews

Apr 02, 2021

Chicago’s Ratboys are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their first release in 2021. The core of the band remain Julia Steiner (guitar, vocals) and Dave Sagan (guitar), who have been writing and recording partners from the beginning days of the band. More


Reviews

Apr 01, 2021

No band has handled quarantine quite as admirably as Chicago’s Ratboys. More

GN

Jul 19, 2017

The ironic universality of American teenage fiction is admirable. Characters cry “nobody gets me,” as we sit at home, headphones on, nodding in agreement; blind to the irony. More