Recap from Gringo Star “Light in the Sky” from MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back

Click the image for the video!  Thanks Nic!!


Fri: Showcase – 1a @ The Loft

Sat: Audiotree Day Party – 1:25p @ Swan Dive (w/ Yellow Ostrich and more)

Sat: 40-Watt Day Party – 5:30p @ The Side Bar (w/Ponderosa, Dead Confederate, Diamond Rugs, Reptar, Futurebirds, and more)



The known information on director Jesse Donk-Rains is as follows; he is raised on an organic farm in Mansfield, Ga, he loves Legos, jumping, drawing, youtube and playing games with his friends. His favorite foods are raw fennel, turnips, pasta and rocky road ice cream. He is fascinated by all things Canadian and is currently 11-years old.

It’s tough to imagine going back to what my 11-year old self was doing (roller blading with the neighborhood girls, playing basketball, discovering my friend’s dad’s porno collection) and be able to find room for “direct my favorite band’s music video”, but that’s the life of Jesse Donk-Rains. I didn’t have A.D.D., but dedicating a day of sunshine to creating a stop-motion video would have led to stomping on the play-dough and mimicking Godzilla’s roar – rather than a completed short film.

For the “Come Alive” video, it’s clear this is not Donk-Rains first rodeo. He’s matching up the lyrics with his sequences, building a narrative and taking that narrative to alternate worlds. Impressive stuff. We hope the next one has more to do with Canada.

Gringo Star’s Count Yer lucky Stars is out now.

GRINGO STAR @ Cameo! Dec 3rd! Saturday! $8! BOOM!

Gringo Star return to Brooklyn on SAT DEC 3rd!

“Gringo Star – should be literally showered with the same kind of exasperated stammering and fawning heaped onto the stars of the early days of rock and roll, as if these guys were new versions of the Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, and all of the American standards in doo wop and R&B that were raging through Detroit and Memphis and Harlem.” Daytrotter

Doors at 8pm. $8 Cover

8:30- Hammer No More the Fingers
9:30- Bird Hand

Preorder Gringo Star’s “Count Yer Lucky Stars” on iTunes

Do it y’all!!!

All ya gotta do is click the album cover above, then spend a measly 7.99 at iTunes!

We love you!

GRINGO STAR announce fall tour! Premier “Shadow” video!!

The GRINGO STAR fall tour!  (More Dates TBA as well!)

9/10 – Eighth & Rail – Opellka, AL
9/16 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/17 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA
9/19 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
9/22 – Popeye’s Garage – New Haven, CT
9/23 – The Monkey House – Winooski, VT
9/24 – The Basement – Northhampton, MA
9/25 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/26 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/27 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/28 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
9/29 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/30 – Founder’s Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, MI
10/3 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/05 – Golden West Café – Baltimore, MD
10/06 – Eye Level Art – Charleston, SC
10/07 – Get Down – West Asheville, NC
10/08 – Boone Saloon – Boone, NC
10/09 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
10/10 – JD’s Bar and Grill – Sheffield, AL
10/11 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
10/12 – Sitckyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
10/14 – The ND – Austin, TX
10/15 – Malone Pictures Headquarters – Dallas, TX
10/17 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/18 – Opolis – Norman, OK
10/20 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/21 – Plush – Tuscon, AZ
10/22 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/24 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
10/25 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Check out the fantastic video for “Shadow” as well!  I do hope you dig it!  (and our new website!)

Both the video and the song are available for purchase/streaming at your favorite digital store!

ARMS in Union Square, Gringo Star on a Boat

ARMS plays NY Press’ Summer in the Square concert series in Union Square on Aug 11.  Show begins @ 6pm.

And don’t miss the Rocks Off! Boat Cruise with Gringo Star, Your Youth & Miniboone on 8/16.  Boat departs @ 8pm leaving from E 23rd St & FDR Drive.  Get your sea legs ready!


Gringo Star play Washed Out Record Release 7/2 @ The Earl

Gringo Star plays Washed Out‘s Record Release show @ The Earl in Atlanta on 7/2.  Doors at 9pm.

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