How happening are RIBS right now? They’re one of the finalists for Best New Act in Boston in this year’s Boston Phoenix-sponsored Best Music of 2011 poll. How happening are Ribs right now? They’re about to embark on a tour of the East Coast that will take them from Beantown all the way to Athens, Georgia. In order to fund said tour, they’ve created a nifty little limited-edition tee shirt. They’re selling these shirts on their website (helpfully linked above), and I’ve gotta say, they’re awful purty. They look mighty soft and comfy too, and let’s face it, with summer approaching, who doesn’t need more soft and comfy tee shirts?

I’d strongly suggest you check out RIBS live as well. Singer/bassist Blake gives me a very cool Hendrix/Andre Cymone vibe, and the rest of the band ain’t no slouch, either. Tour dates are below, their album British Brains (also known as Keith Richards’ favorite tobacco additive) is available on their site, and don’t forget about the shirt!

05.05 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
05.06 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre
05.07 – Albany, NY – House Show
05.08 – Brooklyn, NY – The Charleston
05.09 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar Tavern
05.10 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
05.11 – Greensboro, NC – Pin Ups
05.12 – Asheville, NC – The LAB
05.13 – Atlanta, GA – The Music Room
05.14 – Athens, GA – Rye Bar

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