Here are five items from the list of "25 Things You Don't Know About The Dwarves":
1 - THE DWARVES first tour in 1988 covered over 6,000 miles and highlights were featured in the Village Voice. The tour consisted of 3 cities, 4 shows and $165 dollars cash. The band slept in a cargo van and booked gigs on stolen telephone cards.
2 - THE DWARVES have recorded for visionary independent labels including Sympathy For The Record Industry, Epitaph, Fat, Sub/Pop, Bomp!, Amphetamine Reptile, Man’s Ruin, Recess, Theologian, Glitterhouse, Burning Heart, White Jazz, High Voltage, No Balls, Zodiac Killer, MVD, Midnight, Reptilian and Greedy. Some of them even paid royalties.
3 - THE DWARVES have been stabbed, bludgeoned, swarmed, arrested, shut down, sabotaged and even fellated onstage and much of it is available on video, like the free dvd that comes with the Dwarves Are Born Again.
4 - THE DWARVES were one of the first hardcore bands to regularly use samples, drum loops and found sounds, even on their earliest recordings where they used cassette tapes to generate them.
5 - THE DWARVES were kicked off tour with a UK metal band for sleeping with the girls the headliners had hired to hang out backstage. They were banned from venerable punk dive CBGBs for breaking a table and bleeding on the floor making the venue cleaner and improving its décor.
The Dwarves are touring behind their latest disc, Born Again, which is their first new studio disc since 2004's The Dwarves Must Die. (see my previously posted review of The Dwarves are Born Again)
The band just finished up a European tour and is kicking off their US tour in Baltimore on July 13th. The Dwarves play Knitting Factory on July 15th and The Studio at Webster Hall on July 16th. The show at the Knitting Factory includes The Stalkers and Lugosi and tickets are $15.
Tickets for the show at Webster Hall are also $15 and The Dwarves are playing with The Stalkers, The Threads and Cvlt War.