Poster children: Show a little street team hustle, and Kate Nash will throw you a pizza party


There just aren’t many places to hang up show posters around town anymore. Yeah, the three Allston bulletin boards still exist, and if you can tolerate some behind-the-counter stink eye, Newbury Comics will showcase your upcoming event on their various corkboards. But Hootenanny is gone, coffee houses are getting stricter, and the city is cracking down on street poles in what they perceive as public vandalism. It feels like gig flyers have been relegated to jpeg form.

But don’t tell that to Kate Nash.

The British musician is enlisting boys and girls to hang up city-specific posters for her upcoming tour, and the payoff is one big-ol’ pizza party for the 15 cats who hang up the most around town. Pro tip: Just don’t be getting the venue fined, y’all.


Nash describes the game via her website, myignorantyouth:

Be part of my Street Team & Girl Gang (boys welcome). Here is how it works! Put up these posters (that you can download on the right) in your city to help promote my show, send in pictures of everywhere you are putting them up. The top 15 promoters in each city get to attend my soundcheck pizza party before my shows!

The posters can be downloaded right from the site, which is pretty cool. Here’s what Boston’s looks like, and the words aren’t lying — she’s at the House of Blues on Friday, November 8, on a very spectacular bill with Potty Mouth and La Sera.


In the meantime, check out her new track, “Fri-End,” up top; the video looks like some beautifully scuzzed-up iPod commercial from the mid-’00s.


10/29 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI

10/30 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
11/01 – Metro – Chicago, IL

11/02 – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN

11/03 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
11/05 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
11/07 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA*
11/08 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
11/09 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11/11 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11/12 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*
11/13 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
11/15 – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX*
11/16 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/17 – Trees – Dallas, TX

11/19 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ *
11/20 – Porter’s Pub – San Diego, CA***
11/22 – Fillmore – San Francisco, CA***
11/23 – Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA***
* La Sera **La Sera & Skating Polly ***Emmy The Great & Aquadolls