LIVE REVIEW: The Donkeys + Rafter @ Soda Bar, SD 5/12/12

May 15. 2012 | By Dustin Shey

The Donkeys @ Soda Bar, San Diego

Pictured above you see Anthony Lukens, keyboardist and one of the four members of The Donkeys about to head out on tour over the next several weeks across America. By visiting their Facebook page you would find out that the band is the self-appointed “pride and joy of San Diego.” And why yes, San Diegans are proud of The Donkeys, they might want to actually keep the band a secret.

The Donkeys @ Soda Bar, San Diego

The Donkeys are one of those odd groups that can’t seem to designate a “lead” singer, and it’s always been this way for these four. The band has been around since 2006 and made great strides to get to where they are today. It’s not every day that you hear of a San Diego band setting out on a month long tour.

Seeing The Donkeys live is like walking into a dive bar with a ragamuffin band in the corner, playing songs you’ve never heard but are certainly going to enjoy. Make sure you look below for dates to see when they are coming to a venue near you.

Check out more pictures on our Flickr page!


TUESDAY 05/15/12: El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
WEDNESDAY 05/16/12: Austin, TX – ND @ 501 Studios w/ Wild Child, Dana Falconberry & Buxton
THURSDAY 05/17/12: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s downstairs w/ Ancient Cat Society & The Handshake
FRIDAY 05/18/12: New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf Den Room
SATURDAY 05/19/12: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
SUNDAY 05/20/12: Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light w/ Buxton
MONDAY 05/21/12: Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Buxton
WEDNESDAY 05/23/12: Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ Virgin Forest
THURSDAY 05/24/12: Pittsburgh, PA – Shadow Lounge
FRIDAY 05/25/12: Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
SATURDAY 05/26/12: Milwaukee, WI – Stonefly Brewery w/ Advance Base
SUNDAY 05/27/12: Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
TUESDAY 05/29/12: Kansas City, MO – Records Bar w/ Advance Base
WEDNESDAY 05/30/12: Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
THURSDAY 05/31/12: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
SATURDAY 06/02/12: Sonoma, CA – Huichica Festival

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