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