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The Psychic Paramount announce US dates, despite neighbor complaints

Bands typically described as “noisy” are some of the best to witness live, especially if you live, as I do, within close proximity to people who might not take kindly to you blaring crescendo-laden noise rock at inadvisable times. There’s also a certain feeling of rebelliousness that comes with attending one of these shows. Noise, in any other environment, typically connotes discomfort, but when you’re in the company of like-minded individuals, who are all there for the same dissonant reasons, it’s like a congregation of secret society members, who all have “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest playing in their heads as they walk into the venue. Only, of course, it’s not the law that we’re breaking; it’s the quiet hours of our respective apartment buildings or the frustrating rules of a family member with particularly sensitive ears. It’s relief brought about by unrestrained immersion, perhaps with a couple of middle fingers thrown in. Take that, societal norms!

Helping you in your quest for noisy satisfaction this summer are New York-based The Psychic Paramount, who are currently in the midst of a US tour. Their album II (TMT Review) earned a well-deserved spot on our favorite albums list from 2011, so as a presumably faithful reader of TMT, you can be confident in purchasing a ticket for one of their upcoming shows. Need some more convincing? Why in the world would you pass this up:

Dates:

07.09.12 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
07.10.12 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
07.11.12 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
07.12.12 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
07.13.12 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
07.14.12 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.15.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
07.16.12 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
07.17.12 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
07.20.12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw *
07.21.12 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07.23.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
07.27.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite *
07.28.12 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door *
07.29.12 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar *
07.30.12 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish *
08.01.12 - Dallas, TX - La Grange
08.02.12 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
08.03.12 - Norman, OK - The Opolis
08.04.12 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
08.05.12 - St. Louis, MO - Cicero’s
08.07.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub
08.08.12 - New Haven, CT - BAR
08.09.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool

* Phil Manley Life Coach

• The Psychic Paramount: http://www.thepsychicparamount.blogspot.com
• No Quarter: http://www.noquarter.net