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Smoochknob / Bio

9/18 - Portland, Oregon
FALL TOUR DATES / CITIES. Venues TBA*************
9/23 - Thursday: Portland, Oregon @ DANTES (Midwest / Eastcoast tour kick off party)
9/24 - Friday: Pocatello, ID at the Flipside Lounge
9/25 - Saturday: Pueblo, Colorado or Salt lake City, Utah
9/26 - Sunday: Silver Creek, Nebraska
9/27 - Monday: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Recording Day)
9/28 - Tuesday: Kansas City, MO
9/29 - Wednesday: Clinton, Iowa
9/30 - Thursday: Muncie, Indiana (Ball State U) Doc's Music Hall 11pm
10/01 - Friday: Iowa City @ Gabes (two shows 6pm all ages, 10pm 21 & over)
10/02 - Saturday: Ames, Iowa or Madison, WI
10/03 - Sunday: South Haven, MI
10/04 - Monday: Louisville, Kentucky ZAZOO'S
10/05 - Tuesday: Ames, Iowa or CR, Ia studio day
10/06 - Wednesday: Minneapolis, Minnesota
10/07 - Thursday: Tulsa, Oklahoma
10/08 - Friday: Benders in Denver, CO
10/09 - Saturday: Pocatello, Idaho
10/10 - Sunday: Portland
10/22 - Friday: Seattle, Wa
10/23 - Saturday: Bremerton, Wa
10/30 - Portland, Oregon
Smoochknob is led by drummer-vocalist and founder Donnie Rife. Formerly drummer - singer for the legendary Midwest band The Blue Meanies. He formed Smoochknob (reference to Midwest slang for a suicide knob on steering wheel on a car) Shortly after he moved from Iowa City, IA to Portland, OR. His catchy tongue-in-cheek songs garner comparisons to similarly infectious and clever punky bands like Weezer and Presidents of the U.S.A. Calling his music Gay-core; Rife's Elton John on Rivers Cuomo stylings will be in full force on their new album Jr. High Anthems in stores spring 2011.

General Info

Band Members
Donnie Rife, Pauly Lawrence, Shayne Green, Javier Canteras
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Holiday / Gaycore / Power Pop

Contact Info

Portland, OR
Double Wide Daydream

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