WHIRLWIND HEAT  Steve Damstra,, David James Swanson, Brad Holland

WHIRLWIND HEAT Steve Damstra,, David James Swanson, Brad Holland

 

The band was formed in 1996 by synthesizer-player/vocalist David Swanson, bassist Steve Damstra, and drummer Brad Holland, all sixteen years old at the time. The band’s name originates from the cover art done by Raymond Pettibon for Sonic Youth’s 1990 release Goo. They played their first show on March 17, 1997. In 1999 the group was joined by guitarist Jason Eberspeaker and released a 45, continuing to play gigs around Michigan.

One such gig was attended by Jack White of The White Stripes, who offered to record them. On June 20, 2000, the same day as the release of the White Stripes’ album De Stijl, Whirlwind Heat recorded a handful of songs in White’s attic studio. A single entitled “Glaxefusion” was released on Italy Records soon after, as well as a track on White’s 2001 compilation,Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit released by Sympathy Records.

Eberspeaker soon left the band to follow a career in fine arts. In August 2002, over a brief four-day period, the remaining trio recorded what would be the debut album not only for the band, but for White’s label collaboration with V2 Records, Third Man Records. (White also produced the album.) The album, Do Rabbits Wonder?, was released on Third Man Records with distribution by V2 Records and XL Recordings on April 15, 2003, as well as later releasing a cover of the White Stripes song “You’re Pretty Good Looking” for the soundtrack of The Hot Chick. The music video for the single “Purple” was shot by fashion/celebrity photographer Terry Richardson in New Paltz, NY. The video featured models, Susan Eldridge and Kemp Muhl.

In 2004 the band released a short EP entitled Flamingo Honey, written and recorded in five hours. The EP features ten songs, all approximately one minute in length.

The band’s second full-length album Types of Wood was released on April 24, 2006 in the UK by Brille Records. The album photos of model Susan Eldridge were shot by Terry Richardson . Types of Wood has 11 tracks including the singles Reagan which also features on the Reagan EP. Along with the release of the album, the band filmed a video for each song. The video for Reagan was directed by Matthew Gray Gubler who cast his younger brother in the video as a fourth member of the band.

Whirlwind Heat’s last live performance was at Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan on August 13th, 2006.

In 2007 Whirlwind Heat collaborated with Devonte Hynes (of the now defunct Test IciclesLightspeed Champion, and currently Blood Orange) and called the project Lightspeed Heat.

The band self-released Self Titled or Scoop Du Jour on July 4th, 2008, under their own record label imprint Heat Enterprises.

Whirlwind Heat appeared at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN on April 19th, 2014, for the first time on stage since 2006.  It was likely their last performance. That day was the reissue, in a variety of colored vinyl, of their debut LP, Do Rabbits Wonder? Rabbits? was produced by Jack White and released in April 2003 on Third Man records. 

ALBUMS

2003 Whirlwind Heat, Do Rabbits Wonder?, Third Man/V2/XL Records. Vinyl iTunes

2006 Whirlwind Heat, Types of Wood, Brille/EMI Records.  iTunes

2008 Whirlwind Heat, Self Titled or Scoop Du Jour, Heat Enterprises.  iTunes

EP’s

2004 Whirlwind Heat, Flamingo Honey, Dim Mak/XL Records. iTunes

2006 Whirlwind Heat, I Fucked Up Types of Wood, Brille/EMI Records.  iTunes

SINGLES

2000 Whirlwind Heat and The Mechanik Split 7", Spyboys Experiments, Offsite Records.

2000 Whirlwind Heat, Glaxefusion 7", Italy Records. Reissue Vinyl

2001 Whirlwind Heat, 4 Way Split 7", “Stunning Evaseev”, New Beat Recordings.

2003 Whirlwind Heat, Orange 7", Third Man/XL Records.

2003 Whirlwind Heat, Purple 7", Third Man/XL Records.

2003 Whirlwind Heat and The Mint Chicks, Tour Split 7", Blue, Flying Nun Records.

2004 Whirlwind Heat, Pink 7", Third Man/XL Records.

2006 Whirlwind Heat, Reagan 7", Brille/EMI Records.

2006 Whirlwind Heat, Air Miami 7", Brille/EMI Records.  iTunes

2007 Whirlwind Heat and Lightspeed Champion, How Do You Do? 7" Single, Brille/EMI Records.

COMPILATIONS

2001 Whirlwind Heat, Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit, “Decal on My Sticker”, SFTRI Records.  iTunes

2004 Whirlwind Heat, The Hot Chick Soundtrack, “You’re Pretty Good Lookin’”, Hollywood Records.


ARCHIVED WHIRLWIND HEAT TOUR DATES

** STILL WORKING ON GETTING ALL THE DATES TOGETHER. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY THAT ARE MISSING PLEASE EMAIL ME****

2014 Reunion with Jack White

2014 April19, Record Store Day, "Worlds Fastest Record", Third Man Records Blue Room, Nashville, TN, US. 

2006 Festival Dates

2006Aug. 12+13, Summer Sonic Festival 2006, Tokyo and Osaka Japan.

2006 May 20, Neighborhood Festival 2006, Long Beach, CA, US.

2006 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR with Be Your Own Pet

2006 Jun. 19, *Be Your Own Pet did not play*, The Social,  

2006 UK TOUR

2006 May 5, KOKO, London, UK.

2006 May 4, Stereo, Glasgow, UK.

2006 UK TOUR with Test Icicles

2006 Apr. 22, Astoria, London, England, UK.

2006 Apr. 18, with Test Icicles, The Garage, Glasgow, UK.

2006 UK TOUR

2006 Jan. 30, Barfly Camden, London, UK.

2006 Jan. 28, Stereo, Glasgow, UK. 

2006 Jan. 25, The Well, Leeds, UK.

2005 US TOUR with Beck

2005 Oct. 07, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, US.

2005 Oct. 05, Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA, US.

2005 Oct. 02, MCU Park, Coney Island, NY, US.

2005 Sep. 22, The State Theatre, Detroit, MI, US.

2005 Sep. 21, Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, US.

2005 AUSTRALIAN TOUR with The Mess Hall

2005 Jun. 25, The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia.

2005 Jun. 24, Gaelic Club, Sydney, Australia.

2005 Jun. 23, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle.

2005 Jun. 19, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, Australia.

2005 Jun. 18, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia.

2005 Jun. 17, Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Australia.

2004 USA DATES

2004 Jun. 16, Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2004 Jun. 12, Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2004 May. 21, Hasting Street D-Pollen Festival, Detroit, MI, USA.

2004 Apr. 23, with Sparta, Knights of Columbus, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

2004 UK TOUR

2004 Jan. 31, The King and Queen, Brighton, England.

2004 Jan. 30, The Monarch-Barfly, London, England.

2004 Jan. 30, The Monarch-Barfly, London, England.

2004 Jan. 29, Moles, Bath, England.

2004 Jan. 28, Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland.

2004 Jan. 27, The Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Tees.

2004 Jan. 26, Night And Day, Manchester, England.

2004 Jan. 25, Joesph Well, Leeds, England.

2004 Jan. 24, Vegetable 291, London, England.

2004 Jan. 22, Social, Nottingham, England.

2004 Jan. 21, The Metro, London, England.

2003 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 Nov. 30, Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH, US.

2003 Nov. 28, Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI, US.

2003 Nov. 26, AJ Polumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA, US.

2003 Nov. 25, Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH, US.

2003 Nov. 24, Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ, US.

2003 Nov. 22, George Washington Smith Center, Washington, D.C.

2003 Nov. 21, Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA, US.

2003 Nov. 19+20, Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY, US.

2003 Nov. 15, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, US.

2003 Nov. 14, Metroplis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2003 Nov. 13, Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

2003 Nov. 11, Egyptian Room at Murat Centre, Indianapolis, IN, US.

2003 Nov. 10, Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI, US.

2003 Brazilian Festival

2003 Nov. 2, Tim Festival 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2003 Oct. 30, Tim Festival 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2003 Japan, Australia and New Zealand Tour with The White Stripes

2003 Oct 27, Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan.

2003 Oct 26, Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan.

2003 Oct 25, Drum Logos, Fukuoka, Japan.

2003 Oct 23, Quattro, Nagoya, Japan.

2003 Oct 21+22, Shibuya AX, Tokyo, Japan.

2003 Oct 18, Livid Festival, Brisbane, Australia.

2003 Oct 16, Metro City, Perth, Australia.

2003 Oct 15, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia.

2003 Oct 14, The Palace, Melbourne, Australia.

2003 Oct 13, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, Australia.

2003 Oct 12, Livid Festival, Melbourne, Australia.

2003 Oct 11, Livid Festival, Sydney, Australia.

2003 Oct. 10, Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia.

2003 Oct. 8, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.

2003 Oct. 7, St.James Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand.

2003 Oct. 4, The Kings Arms, Auckland, New Zealand.

2003 Oct. 3, Bar Bodega, Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand.

2003 Oct. 2, Refuel, Dunedin, Auckland, New Zealand.

2003 Oct. 1, The Dux, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2003 US TOUR

2003 Sep. 25, with The Kills, Berbati’s, Portland, OR, US.

2003 Sep. 23, with The Kills, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, US.

2003 Sep. 19, The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US.

2003 Sep. 10, Fat Cat’s, Houston, TX, US.

2003 Reading + Leeds UK Festival TOUR

2003 Aug. 26, Buffalo, London, England, UK.

2003 Aug. 25, Trash @ The End, London, England, UK.

2003 Aug. 22+24, Leeds Festival 2003, Leeds, UK. 

2003 Aug. 22+24, Reading Festival 2003, Reading, UK.

2003 US TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 Sep. 21, The Joint Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, US.

2003 Jul. 3, Roy Wilkins Auditorium At Rivercentre, St.Paul, MN, US.

2003 Jul. 1+2, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, US.

2003 Jun. 26, Next Stage, Grand Prairie, TX, US.

2003 Jun. 25, Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX, US.

2003 Jun. 24, Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX, US.

2003 Jun. 23, Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA, US.

2003 Jun. 21, Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL, US.

2003 Jun. 20, Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta, GA, US.

2003 Jun. 19, Mizner Park Ampitheatre, Boca Raton, FL, US.

2003 Jun. 18, USF Special Events Center, Tampa, FL, US.

2003 Jun. 17, Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC, US.

2003 Jun. 16, The Ritz, Raleigh, NC, US.

2003 UK TOUR

2003 Jun. 6, with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Camden Barfly, London, England, UK.

2003 EUROPEAN TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 Jun. 1, Palacisaifa, Rome, Italy.

2003 May 30, Wuk, Vienna, Austria.

2003 May 28, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland.

2003 May 27, Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France.

2003 May 25, with Peaches, Aqualung, Madrid, Spain.

2003 ITALIAN FESTIVAL

2003 May 23+24, Primavera Sound Festival 2003, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain.

2003 EUROPEAN TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 May 22, L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France.

2003 May 21, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland.

2003 May 20, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

2003 May 19, Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany.

2003 May 17, E-Werk, Koln, Germany.

2003 May 15, Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2003 May 14, Rockafeller, Oslo, Norway.

2003 May 13, Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden.

2003 MISC SHOWS

2003 May 2, Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO, US.

2003 US TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 Apr. 30, Soma, San Diego, CA, US.

2003 Apr. 29, Warfield, San Francisco, CA, US.

2003 Apr. 28, Warfield, San Francisco, CA, US.

2003 COACHELLA FESTIVAL

2003 Apr. 26+27, Coachella Festival 2003, Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA, US.

2003 US TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 Apr. 20, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, US.

2003 Apr. 16, Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI, US.

2003 UK TOUR with The White Stripes

2003 Apr. 12, Camden Barfly, London, UK.

2003 Apr. 12, Brixton Academy, London, UK.

2003 Apr. 11, Brixton Academy, London, UK.

2003 Apr. 10, Carling Academy, Glasgow, UK.

2003 Apr. 8, Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK.

2003 Apr. 7, Civic, Wolverhampton, UK.

2003 SXSW TOUR

2003 Mar. 17, with The Dirtbombs, Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, US.

2003 Mar. 16, with The Dirtbombs, Gypsy Tea Room, Dallas, TX, US.

2003 Mar. 14, V2 Records SXSW Showcase, La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX, US. 

2003 Mar. 9, with The Dirtbombs, Slow Bar, Nasville, TN, US.

2003 Mar. 8, with The Dirtbombs, Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA, US.

2002 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR with MC PAUL BARMAN

2002 Dec. 12, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US.

2002 Dec. 11, Met Cafe, Providence, RI, US.

2002 Dec. 10, Knitting Factory, New York City, NY, US.

2002 Dec. 08, Middle East, Cambridge, MA, US.

2002 Dec. 04, Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA, US.

2002 Dec. 03, Common Grounds, Gainseville, FL, US.

2002 Dec. 02, The Socail, Orlando, FL, US.

2002 Dec. 01, Orpheum, Tampa, FL, US.

2002 Nov. 29, with The Gossip, Har Mar Superstar and MC Paul Barman, Mermaid Lounge, New Orleans, LA, US.

2002 Nov. 26, Sin 13, San Antonio, TX, US.

2002 Nov. 25, Mercury, Austin, TX, US.

2002 Nov. 23, Solar Culture Gal, Tucson, AZ, US.

2002 Nov. 21, Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA, US.

2002 Nov. 19, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2002 Nov. 16, ISPY, Seattle, WA, US.

2002 Nov. 15, Meow Meow, Portland, OR, US.

2002 Nov. 11, Tulagi, Portland, CO, US.

2002 Nov. 10, Abe and Jakes Landing, Lawrence, KS, US.

2002 Nov. 09, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, US.

2002 Nov. 08, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, US.

2002 Nov. 07, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, US.

2002 Nov. 06, Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, USA.

2002 Nov. 04, Tequila Lounge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2002 Nov. 03, Que La Salla Rosa, Montreal, Canada.

2002 Nov. 02, Iron Horse, Northampton, MA, US.

2002 Nov. 01, Makor, New York, NY, US.

2002 US and CANADA TOUR with The White Stripes and Brendan Benson

2002 Jun. 22, Kool Haus, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2002 Jun. 11, The Ogden, Denver, CO, US.

2002 Jun. 10, Capital Theatre, Olympia, WA, US.

2002 Jun. 9, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2002 Jun. 8, Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, US.

2002 Jun. 7, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, US.

2002 Jun. 4, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US.

2002 Jun. 3, El Ray Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, US.

2002 Jun. 2, El Ray Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, US.

2002 Jun. 1, The Glass House, Pomona, CA, US.

2002 May 30, 4th and B, San Diego, CA, US.

2002 May 22, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI, US.

2002 Apr. 14, Michigan State University Ballroom, East Lansing, MI, US.

2002 Apr. 10, 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV, US.

2002 Apr. 9, Birch Hill Night Club, Old Bridge, NJ, US.

2002 Apr. 8, Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US.

2002 EUROPEAN TOUR with The White Stripes

2002 Mar. 12, Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden.

2002 Mar. 10, Logo, Hamburg, Germany.

2002 Mar. 9, FZW, Dortmond, Germany.

2002 Mar. 8, K4, Nuremburg, Germany.

2002 Mar. 7, Schorndorf Manufaktur, Stuggart, Germany.

2002 Mar. 6, La Laiterie, Strasburg, France.

2002 Mar. 5, Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France.

2002 Mar. 3, Theatre Barbey, Bordeaux, France.

2002 Mar. 2, L'Olympic, Nantes, France.

2002 Mar. 01, Aeronef, Lille, France.

2002 Feb. 28, Nighttown, Rotterdam, Holland.

2002 Feb. 27, Tivoll, Utrecht, Holland.

2001 MISC Shows

2001 Jul. 21, Bailey Festival, East Lansing, MI, US.

2001 Jul. 19, Attic (ex Sub Culture), Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2001 Jul. 11, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2001 Jul. 08, with Lighting Bolt, Harvey’s on The Mall, Kalamazoo, MI.

2001 Jun. 01, Gold Dollar, Detroit, MI, US.

2001 May 11, Pop! Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2001 Apr. 21, with The White Stripes, Harvey’s On The Mall, Kalamazoo, MI, US.

2001 Apr. 02, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2001 Mar. 31, with Mustard Plug, Club Soda, Kalamazoo, MI, US.

2000 MIDWEST TOUR with The White Stripes

2000 Dec. 16, Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI, US.

2000 Dec. 15, Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, US.

2000 Dec. 14, O'Cayz Corral, Madison, WI, US.

2000 MISC Shows

2000 Dec. 7, Pop! Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Dec. 2, 4:20 Evergreen, Lansing, MI, US.

2000 Nov. 20, Continental, New York City, NY, US.

2000 Oct. 21, with The White Stripes, Gold Dollar, Detroit, MI, US.

2000 Oct. 18, Arcos Iris, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Oct. 07, Harvey’s On the Mall, Kalamazoo, MI, US.

2000 Sep. 25, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Sep. 23, Easttown Fair, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Sep. 02, 10 Weston, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Aug. 28, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Aug. 18, with The White Stripes, Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, US.

2000 Aug. 07, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Aug. 05, The Ranch, Columbia, MO, US.

2000 Aug. 04, Volcano Room, Indianapolis, IN, US.

2000 Jul. 15, Arcos Iris, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Jul. 15, The Radio, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Jul. 01, Gold Dollar, Detroit, MI, US.

2000 Jun. 30, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, US.

2000 Jun. 29, Coolpeppers, Pittsburgh, PA, US.

2000 Jun. 26, with Lighting Bolt, 1111 Jefferson Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, US.

2000 Jun. 24, Septic Shock, Indianapolis, IN, US.

2000 Jun. 23, Centro Social, St. Louis, MO, US.

2000 Jun. 03, Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, US.

2000 Jun. 02, Arcos Iris, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 May 26, Arcos Iris, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 May 15, Macs Bar, Lansing, MI, US.

2000 May 14, Arcos Iris, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 May 03, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Feb. 17, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Feb. 12, The Radio, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Jan. 27, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

2000 Jan. 08, Gold Dollar, Detroit, MI, US.

1999 MISC Shows

1999 Nov. 27, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Nov. 23, Total S, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Oct. 29, Padded Cell, Rockford, MI, US.

1999 Oct. 23, 10 Weston, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Aug. 23, The Ranch, Columbia, MO, US.

1999 Aug. 13, 10 Weston, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Aug. 09, Lexicon Club, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Jul. 13, Lillians Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Jun. 12, Pavillion, Asheville, NC, US.

1999 Jun. 11, Vincents Ear, Asheville, NC, US.

1999 Jun. 03, with Arab on Radar, Sub Culture, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Mar. 13, Liquid Room, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Mar. 05, Sub Culture, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 Feb. 18, Sub Culture, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1999 US TOUR with Arab On Radar

1999 Jun. 20, Shattered, Columbia, MO, US.

1999 Jun. 18, Clunk Music Hall, Fayetteville, AK, US.

1999 Jun. 17, Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX, US.

1999 Jun. 16, Emo’s, Austin, TX, US.

1999 Jun. 15, Re:Verb Lounge, San Antonio, TX, US.

1998 MISC Shows

1998 Nov. 21, Discipline Hall, Urbana-Champagne, IL, US.

1998 Nov. 20, Fireside Bowl, Chicago, IL, US.

1998 Nov. 05, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1998 Oct. 31, Padded Cell, Rockford, MI, US.

1998 Oct. 30, Vinyl Solution, Grand Rapids, MI, US..

1998 Oct. 03, Vinyl Solution, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1998 Oct. 01, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1998 Apr. 03, Liquid Room, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

1998 Mar. 17, with Arab On Radar, 10 Weston, Grand Rapids, MI, US.