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Iron your Hawaiian shirts – Uke Hunt is hitting the road in October

Your mother won’t understand, and it wont be worth explaining the name…but don’t miss Uke-Hunt on tour this fall.

The band, featuring Me First & The Gimme Gimmes front-man extraordinaire Spike Slawson, will be ripping down the east coast for a handful of shows this October.

The band last released a self titled LP in 2014. Pound a mai-tai, chill out and rock out with them!

10/26/2017, Quebec City, QC, La Source de la Martinière
10/27/2017, Sainte-Thérèse, QC, Le Montecristo – Music 4 Cancer
10/28/2017, Montreal, QC, Piranha Bar
10/29/2017, Toronto, ON, The Dance Cave at Lee’s Palace
10/30/2017, Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place
10/31/2017, Albany, NY, Paulys Hotel – Halloween
11/2/2017, Newport, RI, The Cafe at Parlor Newport



Uke-Hunt announce European tour

Uke-Hunt (ft. Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Joe Raposo of Lagwagon, and more) will be touring Europe this May. Check out the dates and locations below.

The band’s self-titled debut album was released in 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. If you haven’t heard the album, you can listen to it here.



Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Uke Hunt) unveils three new ukulele covers

Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and solo project Uke-Hunt recently sat down with Punks In Vegas to share live performances of three new covers as well as a fully acoustic version of a track off Me First’s latest album.

Check out “Crazy for You” (originally by Madonna), “Xanadu” (originally by Olivia Newton-John and ELO), “A World Without Love” (originally by Peter and Gordon, written by Lennon and McCartney), and “Mienteme” (originally by Los Tres Diamantes) below.



DS Photo Gallery: Lenny Lashley, Uke-Hunt @ DNA Lounge SF

I rolled up to DNA Lounge last Thursday night for an intimate show including Street Dog guitarist Lenny Lashley‘s acoustic set, and a performance from local super group Uke-Hunt (your choice on the pronunciation). The small crowd of friends, musicians, and familiar faces all came together to see these guys rock, but no dancing shoes required – this was to be a relatively calm one.

Lenny Lashley began the night without much introduction, starting off his set with his single “Bruiser”. This song was a bit hard for me to hear, as my brother recently lost his beloved dog, so I grabbed the camera and went to work in an effort to maintain dry eyes. The A-side of that recent seven-inch “Live Like Lions” (also one of my favorite songs) was/were also performed, greeted by looks of admiration and reflection from the crowd. When the chords of “JFK” started pouring out Lenny’s acoustic I felt goosebumps take over – it was incredible. And of course, the obligatory “Hooligans” reminded us all of that more ‘innocent’ time. Lashley encompasses all that is great about solo, acoustic musicians – the gritty, iconic, Boston-stained voice, heartfelt and reflective lyrics shining through powerful, resounding chords, and just the right amount of harmonica. While it was a rather subdued night, I’m sure I shared the same excitement with everyone in attendance to see this Street Dog legend.

I wouldn’t say Lenny Lashley opened the night for Uke-Hunt, as they share definitely different styles and messages. The super group fronted by Spike Slawson puts on just a good-ol fashioned fun-time show. The band performs ‘Hawaiian/tropical’ covers of classic and popular songs alike including their standard “Because” (The Dave Clark Five), Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”, and David Bowie’s “The Prettiest Star”, just to name a few. A few sways and couples dancing get that je-ne-sais-quoi going. I guess the music just puts you in that ‘mood’, as by the end of the set we witnessed a marriage proposal – right there on the dance floor of the DNA Lounge. Well done Spike.

The intimate night of acoustic and ukulele came to an end, and as the crowd of close acquaintances and fans began to disperse, I reflected on how lucky I am to have such a thriving music scene in this beautiful city I call home.

Have a look at shots from the night’s performances below.



Uke-Hunt announces North American tour

Spike Slawson will be taking his ukulele-based project, Uke-Hunt, out on tour around the US and Canada at the end of May and through July. You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

Uke-Hunt released their self-titled album on June 10, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Video Interview: Spike Slawson on new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and Uke-Hunt plans

While at Riot Fest in Denver last month, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes‘ frontman Spike Slawson recently caught up with the folks at New Noise Magazine (or maybe vice versa) for an expectedly entertaining video interview. As expected, they talk about the Gimmes’ latest album, “Are We Not Men? We Are DIVA!” as well as Slawson’s own Uke-Hunt project (which put out one of the more underrated albums of the year in my opinion). Check out the interview below.

“Are We Not Men? We Are DIVA!” was released on May 13th, while the Uke-Hunt full length was released June 10th. Both appear on Fat Wreck Chords.



Contest: Win the new Uke-Hunt album on vinyl

Yesterday marked the release of Uke-Hunt‘s debut full-length and we’re commemorating the occasion by hooking you up with a free copy of the album on vinyl along with the “Prettiest Star” 7-inch and a badass Uke-Hunt poster.  To win just fill out the form below.

Uke-Hunt, as you should well know, is Spike Slawson’s (Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, ex-Swingin’ Utters) latest ukulele-based cover project.  The album features ten “revitalized renditions of Spike Slawson’s favorite songs,” and is being released through Fat Wreck Chords.  You can purchase it here.

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Uke-Hunt streams “Because” off new EP “Prettiest Star”

Today marks the release of Uke-Hunt‘s debut EP Prettiest Star, which features ten “revitalized renditions of Spike Slawson’s favorite songs,” through Fat Wreck Chords.

Head over here to pick up a copy of the EP and stream Uke-Hunt’s cover of The Dave Clark Five’s song “Because” below.

Uke-Hunt, as you should well know, is Spike Slawson’s (Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, ex-Swingin’ Utters) latest ukulele-based cover project.



Fat Wreck launches pre-orders for new releases from Masked Intruder, Less Than Jake, Uke-Hunt & Sundowner

   

The folks at Fat Wreck Chords have just launched pre-orders for a bunch of their upcoming releases from Masked Intruder, Less Than Jake, Uke-Hunt, and Sundowner.

Head over to the label’s website to pick up a copy of whatever release(s) you wanna get before all that sweet, sweet colored vinyl’s gone!



Spike Slawson’s Uke-Hunt announces full-length debut

Even though Uke-Hunt‘s debut EP, “Prettiest Star,” is still a couple weeks from its release, a follow-up full length has been announced.

The self-titled release is slated to his shelves via Fat Wreck Chords (naturally) on June 10th. It features ten “revitalized renditions of Spike Slawson’s favorite songs,” including the title track from the upcoming “Prettiest Star” release. Click here to check out the full tracklist, and stay tuned for pre-order information and for follow-up tour dates.

Uke-Hunt, as you should well know, is Spike Slawson’s (Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, ex-Swingin’  Utters) latest ukulele-based cover project



Uke Hunt (Spike Slawson of Me First) to release “The Prettiest Star” on Fat Wreck Chords

Once again, Fat Wreck Chords are joining forces with the illustrious Spike Slawson (singer of Me First And The Gimme Gimmes) on his new project: Uke-Hunt. They’ll release the band’s debut 7″, The Prettiest Star on April 29th and release a full length later in the year.

The single is the first taste of Spike’s latest cover band featuring Joe Raposo (Lagwagon/RKL) on upright bass and Randy Burk (Filthy Thieving Bastards) on percussion.

What started as Spike simply learning and arranging some of his favorite classic songs for the ukulele on his own, eventually evolved into added musicians and a layered patchwork of ukulele, saxophone, glockenspiel, stylophone, organ, standup bass, and all manner of percussive elements.

The Prettiest Star features two songs: the A-side is from the upcoming full length and the B-side, “Ben” (Michael Jackson), is exclusive to this 45.

Spike adds:

“The album track is a love letter from David Bowie to Marc Bolan, or so I recently heard. Our rendition is my love letter to myself. While I fear and despise rodents, I love the B-side and cry like a little girl whenever I hear it. R.I.P. Michael.”