MINI TOUR! With the WEISSTRONAUTS! To the INSTRO SUMMIT! ROCK!

You read that right. We’re going on a short baby tour down the east coast. There are many exciting aspect to this story:

1. We’re traveling with our good pals, THE WEISSTRONAUTS!
2. Our destination is THE INSTRO SUMMIT, which is reported to be the largest festival of instrumental rock music in the known universe.
3. It’s the first time the iRays will play outside of the greater Boston metropolitan area.

Here are the dates and venues:

May 1st – Tour Kickoff at TT the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA. Special guests – Eddie Japan (hot off their Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble shows!).
May 2nd - The Rodeo Bar, NYC, NY.  375 3rd Ave  New York, NY 10016.
May 3rd - The Norfolk Taphouse, Norfolk, Virgina. 913 W. 21st Street,  Norfolk,  Virginia 23517.
May 4th – In store performance at Fantasy Records, Newport News, Virgina. 10117 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News,  Virginia 23605.
May 4th – The Hampton Taphouse, Hampton, Virgina. 17 E. Queens Way, Hampton, Virginia 23669.
May 5th – The Instro Summit at the Casbah, Durham, North Carolina. 1007 West Main Street,  Durham,  NC.

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Inbound Sounds at Boston.com writes about us!

Here’s a little something from a Boston.com blog called Inbound Sounds. It’s about the iRays and the Weisstronauts, and was written by Jonathan Donaldson, in anticipation of our December 6th show with Choose to Find at the Armory. The show, by the way, was fantastic.

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December 6th, at the Armory!

We’re super psyched to be playing a show with choose to find at the Armory in Somerville, on December 6th. Here’s the Facebook Event Page for more details. We’re waiting on final artwork for the poster. This show was originally scheduled for the Magic Room, but that venue has been shut down by the man. Our friends, Choose to Find, are celebrating the release of their long awaited CD, Songs Without Words. Which is, as you might imagine it, an instrumental album of epic proportions.

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Farewell to Summer Tour of 2012

We’re saying goodbye to summer on June 21,2012, along with our friends the Weisstronauts. It’s part of Third Thursday at the Rosebud, a series booked by our friend Mr. Roy Rubinstein. This will be our last show for a while, as Mr. Haley will be taking some time off to get to know his new daughter.
The Nauts are on first (9:30 pm), and the Rays are second (10:30 pm).

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Radio, June 8th, 2012.

The very good folks at Boston Band Crush invited us to play on this awesome bill. It’ll feature all instrumental bands, including our old pals Axemunkee, and our soon to be new pals Trabants, and the Derangers. We’ll be on second, probably around 10 or so.

There’s a Facebook event page here. This cool cool poster was made by Nicole Anguish at Daykamp Creative.

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Deep Heaven Now 5 – Friday, May 4th, 2012.

We’re playing Psych-Rock festival Deep Heaven Now, and we’re very pleased to be included in Friday’s line up at the Precinct. We’re on second, at 9:30; the rest of the bill looks awesome too. Paul Wisner will be manning our projectors, as usual!

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Radio on April 12th

We’re excited to be playing Radio again! This time we’re with Brian Carpenter & the Confessions (whose new record Rafi engineered), and Larking Grim!

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Precinct, March 29, 2012.

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The Rosebud 2.23.12 w/ the Weisstronauts

We’re playing with the Weisstronauts! It’s the first time since our CD Release bash in 2009.

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Review of our set at the Rosebud

We’re happy to have found this review of our set from July of 2011. It’s from a great little blog called what i like is sounds. It is complete with a couple of sweet pictures of us!

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