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Want to see Wye Oak in D.C.? There’s a party bus for that.

January 31, 2014

e8cf1143With no hometown date scheduled yet for an upcoming tour in support of their new album, Shriek, out April 29, local duo Wye Oak (now featuring less guitar) is instead giving Baltimore fans the option of riding a party bus to and from their May 6 gig at the 9:30 Club.

A few quick takeaways: 1. Hey MARC train, we’re still so very thrilled about the weekend service and all, but a 1 a.m. party train departing from Union Station sure sounds nice, eh? 2. Local bands who have outgrown the Ottobar seem to resist booking gigs at Rams Head Live. Poor Rams Head Live.

For $44, you get a ticket to the show and a spot on the bus, which departs from Penn Station at 6:15 p.m. and leaves the 9:30 Club after the show.

In a Facebook post touting the party bus package, the band asserted “We WILL have a hometown show ASAP,” but doesn’t specify how soon or where (if it’s at Rams Head Live, we’ll sure look foolish.)

We have to give credit to Wye Oak for coming up with a creative way to get Baltimore fans down to D.C. Sure, carpooling down is always an option, but we all know it can be a pain in the ass, especially on a Tuesday. And this being a “party bus” and all, we can bring a nip of liquor or two along for the ride.

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  • Tyler L

    I know this whole Baltimore bands who get popular / have a good draw and then don’t play a show in Baltimore thing sucks. However, Rams Head Live is not a good venue to see great bands. Sure driving to DC sucks. But 9:30 is an important place for bands to play. Known as one of the best clubs in America.

    I love Wye Oak and I’m glad to see that they get to play there. And I’m sure that when they do come home and play a show for us it’s going to be fantastic and worth the wait.

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  • Chris

    I live in the DC area. I like the Ottobar and go there from time to time, but I can’t blame a band for wanting to get an audience of 1100 or so at the 9:30. I’m not sure about what I have heard of their new album, but I saw Wye Oak opening for Dirty Projectors at the 9:30 a year or two ago and thought Wye Oak was the better of the 2. Good luck to ‘em.

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