"If you wanted to lump Atlanta's Turf War in with fellow Southern-tinged slacker punks like The Black Lips and Deer Tick, you certainly could. They make a similarly high-powered sort of catchy, sweat-soaked rock 'n' roll, they've worked with Black Lips' Ian St. Pe, and they've opened for Diamond Rugs - that's the largely Nashville-based side project of St. Pe and Deer Tick's John McCauley. But perhaps more than any of the aforementioned acts, Turf War makes the kind of unapologetically aggressive and urgent pop music that was the stock-in-trade of alt-rock forebears The Replacements. And like The 'Mats, Turf War is known for putting on a full-bore, beer-fueled live show. Throughout April, Turf War's four-song EP The Great Escape was released for free one track at a time by Converse." - Nashville Scene
Catch Turf War on tour this summer.
05.28 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
05.29 - Bottletree Cafe - Birmingham, AL
05.30 - Artmosphere - Lafayette, LA
05.31 - Siberia - New Orleans, LA
06.01 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL
06.11 - Royal American - Charleston, SC
06.12 - Deep South - Raleigh, NC
06.13 - Jewish Mother - Norfolk, VA
06.14 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
06.15 - Local 121 - Providence, RI
06.16 - Northside Fest - Brooklyn, NY
06.17 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
06.18 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
06.19 - The Saloon - Charlotte, NC
06.20 - Tin Roof - Columbia, SC
06.21 - Athfest - Athens, GA
06.28 - The Loft - Columbus, GA
06.29 - Stone Fox - Nashville, TN
07.04 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
09.05-09.07 - Hopscotch Fest - Raleigh, NC
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.