Ha Ha Tonka's Buckle in the Bible Belt
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

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What holds up the waste line of America’s heartland? Springfield Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka would probably argue irony. Where hick nation prides itself on rigorous religious beliefs and red, white, and blue patriotism, Ha Ha Tonka strip the realities of meth use, highway strip joints, socio economic hardships, and backwoods prejudice out of the cozy, faux-fairytale the breadbasket has told to itself, and the rest of the country, and sets them to a sound that sweats and swaggers like the best boozy bar band in the county. Blistering, Saturday night ready riffs, sanctified four part harmonies, and a rhythm section that rattles the cars in the parking lot…one listen to these Wild, Midwestern natives and their recently released Buckle in the Bible Belt (Bloodshot), and you can almost begin to feel the glow of neon beer signs on the back of your neck. – David Pitz

Check out the band’s video for”St. Nick on the Fourth in a Ferver”



The band is currently in the middle of one hell of a tour. Details below.

SEPT 26 - UW-Parkside - Kenosha, Wisconsin
SEPT 27 - The Basement - Columbus, Ohio
OCT 03 - KEXP In-Studio - Chicago, Illinois
OCT 04 - N. Dakota State College of Science - Wahpeton, North Dakota
OCT 05 - Minnesota State University - Mankato, Minnesota
OCT 06 - St. Olaf College w/Ben Kweller - Northfield, Minnesota
OCT 08 - Ripon College Ripon, Wisconsin
OCT 08 - Lawrence University - Appleton, Wisconsin
OCT 09 - Saint Mary's University - Winona, Minnesota
OCT 11 - Coe College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
OCT 12 - Carthage College - Kenosha, Wisconsin
OCT 13 - Easy Street Records - eattle, Washington
OCT 14 - Music Millennium - Portland, Oregon
OCT 14 - Dante's - Portland, Oregon
OCT 15 - Hi-Dive - Seattle, Washington
OCT 19 - Cake Shop - New York City, New York
OCT 20 - Union Pool - New York City, New York
OCT 23 - University of Dubuque - Dubuque, Iowa
OCT 26 - Remington’s Downtown - Springfield, Missouri
OCT 27 - Avenue Theatre - West Plains, Missouri
NOV 1 - Sticky Fingerz - Little Rock, Arkansas
NOV 2 - Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, Tennessee
NOV 3 - Blueberry Hill - Saint Louis, Missouri
NOV 5 - Birdy’s - Indianapolis, Indiana
NOV 6 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, Michigan
NOV 7 - Double Door - Chicago, Illinois
NOV 8 - Double Door - Chicago, Illinois
NOV 9 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, Wisconsin
NOV 10 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, Minnesota
NOV 11 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, Nebraska
NOV 12 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, Kansas
NOV 14 - The Blue Note - Columbia, Missouri
NOV 15 - Cain’s - Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Ha Ha Tonka @ MySpace

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