Mantits Live Shows

To book Mantits for your show, get in touch with him. Or just play Battle Ship instead. Or do both! What a miraculous world!

Friday, July 1, 2005
New CD release show date at NEST (512 Hancock Ave.), Bridgeport, CT, DIY Bandit style! "The Great EXPO 2005." Doors open at 7 (art show type thing), music starts at 9. Hotdog eating contest, Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains and JOJOFF...driving directions

Monday, August 8, 2005
Shelton, CT: 4PM Downtown Green in Shelton (aka shelton boardwalk on Canal St.)Picnic, free food, and bring yer own grub to share ;)anyone have a frisbee? (or a soccer ball?)This is another DIY Bandit CT show, with Plan-it-X-ersSpoonboy and Ghost Mice as well as Russ of Gordon Gano's Army.

Mantits will once again be travelling the countryside and playing his favorite tunes with gutter-rock superstars Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains and country legends JerkOff JackOff FrigFace! Projected dates are August 12-28. Check back for updates to see if us weirdos are coming to your town (or kind of near it anyway)!

Friday, August 12
Montpelier, VT: Langdon St Cafe. Some other bands before the Brattleboro caravan begin at 10 pm.

Saturday, August 13
Binghamton, NY--unconfirmed

Sunday, August 14
Brattleboro, VT, @ Common Ground. Boring!!! w/Jason Andersonand probably a couple others

Monday, August 15, 2005
Manhattan, NY: The O'Debra Twins Show And Tell @ The Bowery Poetry Club. 308 Bowery, foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker, across the street from CBGBs. F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker. $3, show starts at 10 w/Mantits, then open mic begins, 7 minutes Bowery Poetry Club @ 212.614.0505.

Tuesday, August 16
Richmond, VA--unconfirmed

Wednesday, August 17
Asheville, NC

Thursday, August 18, 2005
Chattanooga, TN. with Up to Voltage

Friday, August 19
Birmingham, AL--unconfirmed

Saturday, August 20
New Orleans, LA--unconfirmed

Sunday, August 21
Pensacola, FL

Monday, August 22
Gainesville, FL

Tuesday, August 23
Athens, GA--unconfirmed

Wednesday, August 24
Greensboro, NC--unconfirmed

Thursday, August 25
Philadelphia, PA--unconfirmed

Friday, August 26
Allentown, PA--unconfirmed

Saturday, August 27
New London, CT. maybe w/the cankickers

Sunday, August 28
Northampton, MA--unconfirmed

the tour is in the process of booking, so more shows will be updated as they are set in cement.

Recent shows:

Saturday, May 28, 2005 The ArtSpace (555 Asylum St.) in Hartford CT, at the 'Punk Rock Prom.' $donation, 8 pm. With Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains, JerkOff JackOff FrigFace, Kenesaw, Tom Frampton, and others TBA. This is one event in a weekend-long anarchist gathering (not the rainbow type). Go to for more info, email, or call Laura or Dave at (860)978-3562

Saturday, June 4, 2005 9 pm, no cover charge. The bar across the tracks from New England Video in South Royalton, VT. JerkOff JackOff FrigFace might be making an appearance as well...

Sunday, June 5, 2005 6:30 pm. potluck, at the Iron Weed Collective, 98 Grand st. in Albany, NY, with JOJOFF, Evan Greer and others. Yeah, uh, I don't have any contact info or anything. So, uh...duh!!!!!!!!!!! Call Albany 411 and say "I'm looking for Mantits."

Saturday, June 18, 2005
Courtesy of DIY Bandits: Hartford, CT. Fame City Bridgeport @ Boston Ave., behind Burger King. All day graffiti jam/gutter set. Free food and lit. available all day. Wall space for graffiti is being given out on a first come first serve basis (come early if ya want some)
Planned Events:
9:30am-Graff painting will start and continue all day
10am-Bandit pancake breakfast
12 noon-live DJs spinning techno, jungle, hip hop, trance + more
2pm-Break dance battle
2:30pm-Bandit lunch break PB&J and potato salad live DJs will continue until (6pm)
5:30 pm-Bandit diner of pasta and something else
6pm-Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains and Mantits start their sets (after this possible trash from the streets garbage banging jam)
**we are tyring to make this the record release party for the johnny hobo/mantits split cd but we are not sure if it will be out in time. Check back for updates.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Plan-it-x fest!!! Brattleboro, VT. $<--?Mantits and Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains will be playing at Common Ground, 25 Elliot St. starting at 4, celebrating the release of their new split CD (hopefully). There will also be a potluck there from noon to 4:30 and some other stuff, so yeah. 5:30 to 10:30 at All Souls Unitarian Church: JerkOff JackOff FrigFace, the Cankickers (I think/hope so, anyway) Defiance, Ohio, The Door-Keys, Ghost Mice, Madeline, One Reason, Rosa, The Max Levine Ensemble, Erin Tobey, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Tree of Knowledge Book Distro and one other local band I forget the name of at the moment... contact Andee Grrr -

Thursday, June 23, 2005
Plan-it-x fest!!! @ the ArtSpace, 555 Asylum St., Hartford, CT. $10. Music: 6 to midnight, same band list as above (basically). Food not Bombs, AnarchoSwap and Punk Rock Soccer earlier on. More info @ this website thing or this one. contact Ross:

Saturday March 26, 2005
house show at 11 Concord Ave. Apartment 2 in Somerville, MA. 9:00 PM. $5 suggested. all ages. with:
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains (acoustic gutter rock for drinking forties, smashing the state, and losing hope) Christ Punchers (acoustic punk band) Hand Grenade Serenade (acoustic punk band) P-Boy (unconfirmed)

Thursday March 31, 2005
at the Common Ground at 25 Elliot Street in Brattleboro, VT. 9:00 PM. all ages. $5 suggested. with:
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains (acoustic gutter rock that's catchy like a punch in the face) Chugga Chugga (sweet girls who play sweet acoustic indie/pop songs)...and one more!

Thursday April 21, 2005
Eventworks festival at MassArt in Boston, MA. Free, 7:00 PM. With SlipDisc (weird noise thing) and some video screenings. Longwood stop on the green E line.

Saturday May 7, 2005
pat the bunny's birthday party! 9:00 PM. $5 suggested donation. at the Common Ground (25 Elliot Street) in Brattleboro, VT. with:
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains (melodic acoustic heartwrenching yelled songs about misery and drug abuse) Lemon Juice Effect (pop/indie/punk stuff)...and others TBA


MANTITS toured the scenic New England landscape with world-historical Hegelian gutter-rock mega-stars Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains and with the now legendary country artist mega-superstar-supreme JerkOff JackOff FrigFace.

Saturday May 14, 2005
Brattleboro, VT (gutter rock show); meet in Harmony Parking Lot (off Elliot Street) at 9 PM to walk to the show location. don't be late! all ages. $donation, but help us out because we'll need gas money for the tour. w/JerkOff JackOff Frigface (country songs the way Beethoven would write them were he the outcome of inbreeding), Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains (the definition of acoustic gutter rock), MiseryDoom (Boston acoustic spazz-happy evildoomscary project with former members of Hired Goons and C.O.P.) and possibly others. contact

Sunday May 15: Kingston, NY at 3FU Collective (35 North Front Front Street)
$5 suggested donation. 7:30 PM. With Matty Pop Chart, Kimya Dawson and The Pharmacy.

Monday May 16: New Haven, CT. Folk the System 2: Folk Me in the Ass @ The Green (town common: Elm and something st.)
$donation. 6:00 PM. With Tom Frampton (anarchist folkster who does a rad ?ms.jackson? cover), Trash on the Streets (aka the Guatamalen Garbage Gang movement). Free PeanutButter Jellies.

Tuesday May 17: Worscester, Massachusets at somewhere or other
details pending.

Wednesday May 18: Portsmouth, New Hampshire at some bar or something
details pending

Thursday May 19: Falmouth, ME at The Bike Barn (547 Blackstrap Rd.)
4:00 PM. all ages, no alcohol, vegan potluck, free literature. wiffle ball if you come early. with Kimya Dawson, Matty Pop Chart, The Pharmacy, 54 Square Foot Trampoline, The Murder Weapon. contact aaron at

Friday May 20: Burlington, VT at Radiobean (8 N. Winooski Avenue)
$donation. Mantits @ 9:00 PM, Johnny Hobo @ 10:00 PM. JOJOFF somewhere between or after.

Saturday May 21: Hartford, CT. Guerilla Woods Show
$donation. 6PM meetup @ The Starpin Building (273 Canal St. Shelton, CT)...dont be late! b/c then we all carpool to the entrance to the woods, where the show actually is. Campire, whiskey & pb-effn-r, you name it. A lovely evening to remember with Sticks in the Woods (a mysterious mystery band of myserious ambiguities).

Sunday May 22: Northampton, Massachusetts @ 265 State St.
$donation. 1 PM. Outdoor house party hosted by Cars Can Be Blue. With Cars Can Be Blue, Evil Bill and Super Druz Starship. Contact