CLITERATI - the Portland, Oregon-grown hardcore punk unit featuring Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni - will kick off a run of West Coast shows this evening. Set to commence in Eugene, Oregon, the band will make their way through four states and ten venues through September 2nd including performances with Omega Tribe, Opposition Rising, Eyehategod, Capitalist Casualties, and Reagan Youth on select dates. Additionally, CLITERATI will play a special show with Dead Kennedys in November with additional dates to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed shows below.
8/03/2017 Blaire House - Eugene, OR
8/04/2017 The Colony - Sacramento, CA
8/05/2017 Characters - Pomona, CA w/ Omega Tribe, Opposition Rising
8/06/2017 Jub Jub's Thurst Parlor - Reno, NV
8/08/2017 Dantes - Portland, OR w/ Eyehategod, Capitalist Casualties
8/14/2017 50 Pub - Salem, OR w/ Opposition Rising
8/17/2017 Le Voyeur - Olympia, WA w/ Opposition Rising
8/18/2017 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Opposition Rising
8/19/2017 Cobra Lounge - Portland, OR w/ Opposition Rising
9/02/2017 BossaNova - Portland, OR w/ Reagan Youth
11/09/2017 BossaNova - Portland, OR w/ Dead Kennedys
CLITERATI continues to tour in support of their self-titled EP. Initially released via Tankcrimes digitally, the EP made its seven-inch vinyl debut earlier this year. Cliterati was recorded and mixed by Andrew Grosse, mastered by Jose DeLara at Caravan Studios, and remastered for vinyl for maximum bad assery by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound.
Orders for the Cliterati seven-inch are available RIGHT HERE. Stream the EP in full at the Tankcrimes Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE.
"CLITERATI is a band who believe in equality through inclusion. We are queer, straight, people of color, and white," relays screamer Ami Lawless. "Our influences include the bands Doom, L7, and Bolt Thrower with a healthy dose of Pacific Northwest D-punk. This band was brought together by Amelia Collins and we continue in loving memory of her vision to bring a breath of fresh air to Portland punk. These five rippers are the result of spending many hours in a dark dank Portland basement while smoking copious amounts of weed. Hopefully these songs will make you wanna get your clit in the pit."
"In Donald Trump's America, it is legitimately scary to be a part of the groups CLITERATI fight for, which is what makes their groovy riffs, twisted growls, and driving dedication to destruction of evil corporate morals all the more vibrant. " - Two Guys Metal Reviews
"CLITERATI will kick your ass and make no bones about it, both sonically and lyrically." - Echoing Magazine
"The lyrics are angry and biting, and are perfect for the hostile delivery. There's definitely a radical political element here, but you don't have to understand what the hell they're talking about to enjoy it." - Punk News
"Consisting of five ear-punishing, thought-provoking tracks which deal largely with political and social issues, these are the kinds of d-beat, crusty queer-core, and thrashy hardcore punk songs that will take veteran punks back to the strong punk community and music of the '80s and early '90s." - Punk Globe