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Downtown Boys bring their political sax punk to the GCT roster

Downtown Boys bring their political sax punk to the GCT roster

Posted 11/11/2015

Downtown Boys have joined the Ground Control Touring roster and we’re thrilled to welcome them.

Downtown Boys are a bilingual political sax punk party from Providence, RI. They write songs about smashing the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people tell us that try to close our minds, eyes, and hearts.

They released a self titled 7” on Sister Polygon records in February 2014, and their full length LP Full Communism was released in May 2015 on Don Giovanni Records to enthusiastic reviews. The record is filled with danceable, sax-filled anthems with vocals sung and screamed in Spanish and English.

The band is known for their live performances, which are equal parts punk show, political rally, and religious revival. Frontwoman Victoria Ruiz delivers moving speeches between songs, working the crowd into an angry but hopeful frenzy. The songs themselves are delivered with an earnestness, fun, and intensity that’s stunned audiences throughout North America.

Stay tuned to Downtown Boys’ artist page artist page for all upcoming tour dates and news.

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