Our friend Nate Case (of 4onthefloor) has a rad and raucous alt-country band called Dirty Horse with some Duluth dwellers just up I-35 from our home in Northeast Minneapolis. He caught a BEAR show not too long ago at Cause in Uptown and invited us up to Duluth to split a bill with the Horse. Being a man of his spoken word, Nate was happy to announce and send over to BEAR HQ the venue and lineup for what has already shaped up to be an incredibly cold (er, fun/sloppy/craft-beer-filled/upbeat) evening of rock and roll. The details:

The Boomchucks + Dirty Horse + BEAR
Saturday, February 8th
Tycoons Alehouse
Duluth, Minnesota

The Boomchucks. photo credit:  Rich Narum via Flickr

The Boomchucks. photo credit: Rich Narum via Flickr

We were already excited to play this show, THEN we caught whiff of The Boomchucks' addition to the bill. This is monumental in BEAR's world. Fronted by one of the best goddamn songwriters I've ever heard (Jamie Ness), The Boomchucks feature Jamie putting his world-weary folk songs aside to play uptempo, fuzzy, full-band rock and roll at the speed of a train loaded to the gills with taconite rolling through the Iron Range on a tight deadline. Aside from a wonderful self-titled full-length CD, they've got a digital-only tribute (recorded as The Freewheelers) to Bob Dylan that makes us happy. 

As noted above, it's all going down at Duluth's newest and most haunted public house, Tycoons, run by the gentlefellows who brought Fitger's Brewhouse and Burrito Union to Duluth's world. 

We don't want to hype this up TOO much, but it's going to be a great time. BEAR has exactly 2 months from today to tighten up our new jams and make sure we're ready to run with these two Duluthian powerhouse bands. 

To the moon and back,