Here’s a heartbreaker of an announcement if we’ve ever had one: South Texas, we all must wait a harrowing four months before the angelic punk anomaly that is MERCHANDISE (Tampa FL), performs at Simon Sez on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Yes, some of ya’ll may be totally aware they performed in McAllen just three full moons ago, giving Galax Z Fair attendees what was arguably the dreamiest set of the night, but even then, the band was and is not what they are today.

When McAllen was last graced with Merchandise, the core members were still transitioning in the live context from the use of a drum machine to the live feel of their then latest addition, drummer Elsner Nino, formerly of the excellent punk outfit, Shoxx. Since then, the band has toured relentlessly, playing major festivals like Austin’s SXSW and Chaos in Tejas, Chicago’s Pitchfork’s Music Festival, Spain’s Primavera Sound, and Poland’s Off Festival, evolving into a more beguiling, handsome, hybrid post punk / shoe gaze beast. So yes, the Merchandise many* of us were lucky enough to experience at this past Galax Z Fair is not. the. same. Merchandise. They’ve also landed some major critical praise, linked here:

Merchandise – pitchforked
Merchandise – on the

Check out some of Merchandise’s music below:

Do explore the talents of the regional support we have for this show below:

Jungle Bodies:



Venue: Simon Sez
Cost: $5 (ticketing link coming soon)
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 10pm
Age limit: 21+


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