With eight shows coming up over the next four months, it's safe to say Polytoxic, which from all appearances supposedly parted ways some time ago, is still very much an on going concern, despite the fact that Chadzilla is now keeping time with Slim Cessna's Auto Club and CR Gruver is hanging his hat in the Big Easy these days and playing with a whose who of that city's top shelf musicians, from the Neville Brothers to George Porter and Steve Kimmock.
"I'd say we're 'broken up' like Leftover Salmon is 'broken up,'" explains Tori Pater, who's been slammed with all sorts of debauchery as he puts it, of his on-again, off again band. "As in, 'We're broken up except when were playing together.'"
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To that end, the fellas have a full slate of performances, which will undoubtedly be packed as always -- quite a feat considering the group has no management, does very little in the way of promo and still has no releases under its belt. The first of the band's shows takes place this Friday, August 21, at Quixote's and features the original trio with no guests. And then on Sunday, August 23 at 6 p.m., the outfit will be performing Creedence Clearwater Revival's Chronicles at Owsleys. The series of performances, which also include a Henry Parson's Project Reunion and a Tom Petty tribute, culminates with the band's annual Last Waltz performance at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom on Wednesday, November 25. Full dates after the jump.
08/21 - original lineup - Quioxte's
08/23 - performing CCR's Chronicles - Owsley's
09/04 - with members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (private party tour)
09/05 - with members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (private party tour)
09/06 - with members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (private party tour)
10/02 - with members of the Motet, doing Tori Pater and the Heartbreakers - Cervantes'
11/07 - Henry Parsons Project reunion - Oriental Theater
11/25 - 5th annual Last Waltz - Cervantes'