Don't miss The Strypes on their Spitting Image Tour when it hits the U.S. for a brief stop in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Keen readers of know that we've been fans of the rock n' roll quartet from Cavan, Ireland for several years. Bassist Jack Hayden is often seen on stage with either a classic Epiphone Rivoli II bass or an Epiphone Viola. The Strypes first got our attention (and the rest of the world) with their debut EP Young, Gifted, and Blue.

Now the lads have a new album, Spitting Image, and it's getting rave reviews around the world. The Strypes have been busy since the LPs release earlier this year taking on a tour of the UK, Europe, and a scheduled visit to Japan in November. A full tour of the U.S. is expected next year. If you're on the west coast this fall, don't miss 'em! Visit the band's website for details and enjoy the classic Strypes clip with their fab Epiphone gear.