AJJ and Kimya Dawson Taking Over Varsity 10/7


It’s a match made in heaven! AJJ and Kimya Dawson will be at The Varsity Theater on Sunday, October 7th for a can’t miss night of great music and all the feels. AJJ (formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad) is an American folk punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2004. The band has been noted for their lyricism, which often covers themes of social anxiety, poverty, humanity, religion, existentialism, and politics. Made up of singer/guitarist Sean Bonnette and bassist Ben Gallaty, the band has played host to many guest musicians from record to record. Sean also skates avidly.

Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches.    She has released 6 solo albums, including a childrens album Alphabutt. She has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, NY Times, NME, Q, AOL, etc.   She has performed live on the View,  at the Independent Spirit Awards, TED/Boulder, was invited to perform on Sesame Street, and also performed at the REM Tribute at Carnegie Hall.

Joining these great acts will be Shellshag. Any musician you talk to that is familiar with Shellshag regularly uses one word to describe these DIY stalwarts: Inspiring. Over the years, the duo has grown into Brooklyns answer to Dead Moon, transcending the simple label of a band and becoming an institution in their own right. They are true out-and-out lifers, in it for the long haul, and a reminder that perseverance is key in any artistic endeavor.

Tickets are still available here.

Remaining Tour Dates:

Wed, OCT 03- Oriental Theater- Denver, CO
Fri, OCT 05- Waiting Room- Omaha, NE
Sat, OCT 06- The Granada- Lawrence, KS
Sun, OCT 07- Varsity Theater- Minneapolis, MN
Tue, OCT 09- Thalia Hall- Chicago, IL
Wed, OCT 10- Beachland Ballroom & Tavern- Cleveland, OH
Thu, OCT 11- Mod Club Theatre- Toronto, Canada
Fri, OCT 12- L’Astral- Montreal, Canada
Sat, OCT 13- Colony- Woodstock, NY
Sun, OCT 14- Warsaw- Brooklyn, NY
Tue, OCT 16- Fete Music Hall- Providence, RI
Wed, OCT 17- Union Transfer- Philadelphia, PA
Thu, OCT 18- Black Cat- Washington, DC
Fri, OCT 19- 123 Pleasant St.- Morgantown, WV
Sat, OCT 20- The Burl- Lexington, KY
Sun, OCT 21- Rose Music Hall- Columbia, MO