New Audio: The Bobby Lees’ Feral Take on a Blues Classic

The Bobby Lees are a young, rapidly rising Woodstock, NY-based garage punk act, featuring Kendall Wind (Bass), Nick Casa (Lead Guitar), and Macky Bowman (Drums) — and over the past 18 months or so, the band has received attention for a frenzied and energetic live show, opening for a who’s who of contemporary indie rock — including The Black Lips, Murphy’s LawBoss Hog, Future Islands, Daddy Long Legs, The Chats, and Shannon & The Clams. 

SKIN SUIT, the Woodstock-based punk outfit’s forthcoming Jon Spencer-produced full-length album is slated for a May 8, 2020 release through Alive Naturalsounds Records finds the band mixing classic garage punk hits, raw and emotive storytelling and some of the most blistering guitar work I’ve heard in some time. Now, as you may recall, last year I wrote about “GutterMilk,” 94 seconds of explosive punk that will remind some listeners of Fever to Tell-era Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jon Spencer‘s work with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The forthcoming album’s second and latest single is a feral and unhinged cover of Bo Diddley’s “I’m A Man,”‘ that nods a bit at George Thorogood — but with a defiant, gender bending boldness.

The Bobby Lees will be touring throughout much of 2020 to build up buzz and to support their forthcoming album across North America — with a handful of European dates. They’ll be playing a bunch of showcases at this year’s SXSW — but for local folks, they’ll be playing a record release show at The Sultan Room on May 9, 2020. Check out the tour dates below. More dates will be coming.



03.13.20 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s Locker Room
03.14.20 – Louisville, KY @ Rockerbuilt
03.18.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW The Kick Butt Coffee Showcase
03.19.20 – Austin TX @ SXSW Bird Barn Showcase at Electric Church (8pm)
03.20.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Spider Ball at Spider House Ballroom
03.20.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Brooklyn Block Party at Electric Church (2:40pm)
03.22.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Burger Mania IX Showcase / Hotel Vegas (3:30pm)
03.22.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Chili Dog Fest

04.02.20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
04.03.20 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
04.04.20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
04.11.20 – Canton, NY @ St. Lawrence Univ. Java Barn

05.08.20 – Woodstock, NY @ The Colony (Album Release Show)
05.09.20 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room (Album Release Party)
05.15.20 – Toronto, OR @ Duffy’s Tavern
05.21.20 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
05.22.20 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
05.23.20 – Madison, WI @ Micky’s Tavern
05.24.20 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
05.26.20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05.28.20 – Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club

06.04.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
06.07.20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Lounge
06.27.20 – Belgium @ Muddy Roots Festival Europe

07.02.20 – Marseilles, France @ Le Molotov
07.03.20 – Montpellier, France @ Secret Place TAF w/ The Bellrays
07.17.20 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
07.31.20 – Rochester, NY @ Lux