Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ha Ha Tonka: Usual Suspects and Tornado Relief

The boys of Ha Ha Tonka have been busy as usual, touring in support of their fine new album Death of a Decade, which was released in April. Check out their new video for "Usual Suspects."

They toured through Boston a few weeks back, but shit happened and I missed the show. They are currently touring in their native Missouri, and other nearby states. Here's one of my favorites from their new album.

Problem Solver.mp3
Buy: Death of a Decade (2011)

Importantly, Ha Ha Tonka is playing in a relief concert for the victims of the recent tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri. Ha Ha Tonka hail from West Plains, Missouri, due west of Joplin, and their southern Missouri heritage plays a prominent role in their songwriting. They are probably all too familiar with the terror of living in Tornado Alley. If you are in the Kansas City area, attend Midcoast Cares: a Benefit for Joplin on Wednesday, June 1 at Crosstown Station. Thanks guys! If you are not in Kansas City and still want to help Joplin, MO, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and other areas nailed by tornadoes and other disasters this spring, donate some cash to the Red Cross's general disaster relief fund. Come on! You easily spend $10 on beer every weekend! Or, if you are lazy like me and don't want to get off of your couch, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10. And be thankful that you have a couch to plop onto tonight.

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