Obi Best for First Full National Tour

Obi Best Hits the Road for First Full National Tour


LA's Obi Best is hitting the road to share their fanciful pop with you in person.  First they'll be play several west coast dates with their friends The Bird and The Bee, for whom Obi frontwoman Alex Lilly moonlights as a backup singer.  Then they'll embark on their own national tour.


The band's forthcoming debut full-length "Capades" is set for a February 24th release.  The album is a collection of whimsical indie pop songs with electronic flourishes.  Lilly's voice is playful and flirty, complementing her idiosyncratic songwriting and the detailed musical arrangements. Be sure to check it out if you're a fan of Stereolab, Au Revoir Simone, or The Bird and The Bee.

Obi Best is comprised of synth wizards Bram Inscore (Beck, Peeping Tom, Jem) and John Wood (Inara George, Mike Andrews), drummer Barbara Gruska (Jenny Lewis, Benji Hughes), Alex Lilly on vocals/guitar/keys/g4 and guest back-up vocalists Lisa Tremain (Readers) and Kim Talon (Eagle and Talon).  The band was recently a featured "Buzzcatcher" on


Don't Miss Obi Best on Tour:


*The Bird and The Bee

1/15                        Los Angeles, CA | Hotel Cafe

1/21                        Flagstaff, AZ  | Hotel Monte Vista

1/22                        Phoenix, AZ  | Modified Arts

1/23                        Tucson, AZ  | Plush

1/24                        San Diego, CA | The Pink Elephant

2/05                        San Diego, CA | The Casbah*

2/07                        Santa Barbara, CA | Soho*

2/09                        San Francisco, CA | The Independent*

2/11                         Portland, OR | Doug Fir*

2/12                         Seattle, WA | Chop Suey*

2/13                         Boise, ID | Neurolux

2/14                         Salt Lake City, Utah | Kilby Court

2/15                         Denver, CO | Larimer Lounge

2/17                         Chicago, IL | Dark Room

2/18                         Newport, KY/ Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House

2/19                         Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom

2/20                         Pittsburgh, PA | Brillobox

2/21                         Brooklyn, NY | Union Pool

2/22                         Philadelphia, PA | Johnny Brenda's

2/23                         Washington, DC | DC9

2/25                         Memphis, TN | Minglewood Hall

3/13                         Los Angeles, CA | Live on KXLU "

Mark Johnston, a native Californian, has travelled the world with various circuses, sideshows, and arena rock tours. As a musical monkey he has delighted fans the world over. Upon his return, he has since founded the Atomsmashers Publishing Company, written 2 books in the company's Warm Horchata series, created a weekly comic strip based around LA's more "colorful" characters, written reviews, articles, and rantings under various pseudonyms; this has since culminated in Johnston being named Captain Fabulous by the Superhero Association of America.