06/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Matthew Grimm and the Red Smear Album Release

Matthew Grimm and the Red Smear are releasing their second album, The Ghost of Rock'n'Roll. It's gritty and tough and filled with perceptive social criticism with a compelling beat. They're starting a tour tonight -- at Rock Island Live, a new venue in Wichita. Other announced tour dates:

May 24- 7:00P  Rock Island Live Wichita, Kansas
May 26- 5:00P  ON THE RADIO - KNON FM 89.3 Dallas, Texas
May 28- 4:00P  ON THIRD COAST RADIO - KSYM FM 90.1 San Antonio, Texas
May 28- 8:00P  HOUSE PARTAAAAYYY!! San Antonio, Texas
May 29- 9:00P  The Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas, Texas
May 30- 2:30P  Bill's Records in-store Dallas, Texas
May 31- 9:00P  The Blue Room Osage Beach, Missouri

You can order "The Ghost of Rock & Roll" at CDBaby. And One Big Union, which came out -- at least online -- in time for last year's election, is also on this album. Sounds as good as ever... or better.

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