BASS CHURCH
Feb
23
11:58 PM23:58

BASS CHURCH

Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.

After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.

Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.

With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!

Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.

Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!

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Midriff // Chew // Hyrdra Plane
Feb
26
9:00 PM21:00

Midriff // Chew // Hyrdra Plane

Tuesday, Feb 26th, 9pm at Santos Bar featuring:

Midriff - ((( alternative folk indie pychedelic surf rock )))
http://midriff.bandcamp.com/releases

CHEW (atl) - (( "For the uninitiated, CHEW describes their sound as “fuzz-laden psych” and their shows are anything but ordinary, evoking Tim-and-Eric style visuals and an energetic sound that will have you on your feet." - inweekly.net ))
http://3dchew.com/

Hydra Plane - ( Psych rock fused with elements of jazz, wetness, afro-cuban, and funk. )

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Nox Mardi Gras Friday Late Night
Mar
1
11:30 PM23:30

Nox Mardi Gras Friday Late Night

We're back and starting off the Mardi Gras marathon into Fat Tuesday right.

Join us for a late night of dance floor exorcising with DJs Nothing, Myk Hell and Eugene Oubliette

Electronica, New Beat, Darkwave, New Wave, any ol' wave to get those feet moving (expect us to be throwing it back in the style of The Blue Crystal, Hacienda, Medusa's, Limelight, etc. and newer darkwave / electronic / synth music of today).

Start time to be announced. It'll be late and running into the morning. Main floor.

Birthday Shenanigans will also be happening for DJ Nothing and Shelly Huff.

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Nasvhille Pussy//Speedealer
Mar
2
9:00 PM21:00

Nasvhille Pussy//Speedealer

For those of you unfamiliar with the sounds of Nashville Pussy, it could be described as Southern boogie on steroids (if you can imagine that), with lyrical content that at times makes Steel Panther look safe. The band was formed in 1997 and seventh studio album, “Pleased To Eat You”, is released prior to the band’s forthcoming UK tour this November.

Opening with the blatant “She Keeps Me Coming, And I Keep Coming Back” the track is straight in there and straight in your face, “Just Another White Boy” and “Drinking My Life Away” are like a dirtier AC/DC and “Woke Up This Morning” is as blues drenched as you would imagine.

I’d never really thought it before but there is a healthy dose of Alice Cooper in Nashville Pussy’s influences and this is evident in “Go Home and Die”, “Low Down Dirty Pig” and “One Bad Mother”. The guitar work is solid throughout “Pleased To Eat You” but especially on “Testify” where the interplay with the keyboards is some of the strongest on the album.

I can only describe “Hang Tight” as a slab of good old George Thorogood meets ZZ Top boogie, you’ll have to listen for yourself!! The album closes out the same way as it started with the superbly titled “Tired of Pretending That I Give A Shit”.

One of the enduring things about Nashville Pussy is that after more than 20 years, they have not compromised their sound or their outlook and that is highly commendable. If you can make the live dates, go- you won’t be disappointed.  *****

W/ Speedealer

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Igor & Red Elvises w/ TBA
Mar
4
9:00 PM21:00

Igor & Red Elvises w/ TBA

If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this traveling rokenrol party is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining performers to bring into the fold. 

Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from all over the world including United States, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria - to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba, ukulele and more. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout. 

German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search. 

Igor started Red Elvises in 1995, following a dream he had that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia). 

Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. Whatever the event and wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.

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Future Thieves w/ Nebula Rosa//TBA
Mar
7
9:00 PM21:00

Future Thieves w/ Nebula Rosa//TBA

FUTURE THIEVES

Midway through recording their exhilarating new self-titled album, Nashville indie
rockers Future Thieves left the studio and hit the road. It was difficult to walk away
from the undeniable stride they’d hit, but the band had nearly two months of shows in
Europe followed by a lengthy string of US dates on their calendar, and that meant
completing the record would simply have to wait. Far from derailing the group’s
progress, though, the road actually brought fresh perspective, with each performance
revealing new depths and dimension to the music. The material had the unique
opportunity to live and breathe and grow onstage every night, undergoing sometimes
radical evolutions in instrumentation and arrangement as the tour progressed. By the
time Future Thieves returned to the studio, the songs were battle-tested and sturdier
than ever, and the resulting album is a remarkable showcase of growth and maturity
from a band poised for a major breakout.
Recorded primarily at El Paso’s famed Sonic Ranch with producer and longtime
collaborator Alex Jarvis, ‘Future Thieves’ introduces threads of pop and electronic
music into the band’s organic sensibilities, generating dreamy soundscapes and
hypnotic grooves with ethereal synthesizers, vintage drum machines, and shimmering
guitars. Balance (of light and dark, hope and disappointment, future and past) is the
ultimate goal of a number of tracks here—from the angular “On The Run,” which
wrestles with indecision and regret, to the chiming “Dark Spin,” which swims in a
churning sea of memories unleashed by running into an ex—and Collett’s lyrics often
grapple with growing up and accepting that nothing lasts forever. There’s an
indefatigable optimism to songs like the bright and splashy “Prom Night,” though, as
the effervescent tale of two lovers committing to each other despite all the outside
forces pushing them apart reveals a band that’s ultimately romantic at heart.
The lengthy process behind the Future Thieves’ new release is a far cry from their
most recent record, a live-in-the-studio album captured entirely in an hour. Comprised
largely of material from the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 debut, ‘Horizon Line,’
‘Live at Blue Rock’ garnered praise everywhere from Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco to
Guitar World, which hailed it as a “collection of turbo-charged Americana tunes.”
Relix similarly raved that the album “captures the quartet’s spirit and intensity,”
while The Tennessean simply lauded the band as “incredible.” They followed it up in
2017 with “Sucker,” an infectious single that earned love from Billboard, who
highlighted the band’s newfound “infusion of...electro-pop grooves,” and Jimmy
Fallon, who premiered the official video on The Tonight Show’s Tumblr. The group’s
searing live show, meanwhile, helped them notch festival appearances from Bonnaroo
to Summerfest and prompted Live Nation to name them to their Ones To Watch series.

w/ Nebula Rosa and TBA

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Anemone // Video Age // Paul Cherry
Mar
9
9:00 PM21:00

Anemone // Video Age // Paul Cherry

Anemone is a real live band. Lead by Songwriter Chloé Soldevila, it is music to be blasted from car speakers and at parties, a communal experience intended to be shared, the kind of emotional catharsis that can pack a dance floor—sometimes even packing the stage as well. Creatively incorporating aspects that can vary from Dream pop, dance music and Krautrock, it is music that will stick with you, that will live inside your brain, that will become a part of you forever. Music that refuses to be ignored. Anemone is Chloé Soldevila, Miles Dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving and Samuel Gemme.

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Chastity // Hex Windham // TBA
Mar
12
9:00 PM21:00

Chastity // Hex Windham // TBA

Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby Ontario, Chastity’s songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe.

It was clear from the release of Chastity’s first demos that this was not “another punk band that can operate at only one speed.” Always concerned with the trending lack of accessibility and inclusivity in public spaces for the arts, the first Chastity show was held in Williams’ own bedroom where, packed wall-to-wall, the police were quickly called. But after the project’s second show supporting DC punk band Priests, Chastity was off to the races, sharing stages with the likes of with Metz, Chelsea Wolfe and Fucked Up. All without a full length recording out.

Released summer 2018 with Brooklyn Label Captured Tracks, 'Death Lust' follows the plot of suffering to survival. The album begins on a tortured note with ‘Come’ and builds toward the plummeting finale of ‘Chains’, evolving from start to finish in a crescendo of severity. Pitchfork calls Chastity's music 'the Smashing Pumpkins if they’d signed to Dischord'.

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The Dirty Nil
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

The Dirty Nil

Sure, playing 350 shows over the past three years all over the world was pretty impressive. Opening for The Who in front of 50,000 people? Not bad for a couple of loudmouths from the quaint, quiet valley town of Dundas, Ontario. And, sure, winning the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year made the parents proud. But of all the accomplishments that Hamilton-based power trio The Dirty Nil have ticked off their bucket list since coughing up their debut single, "Fuckin' Up Young," in 2011, nothing tops the honour that was bestowed upon them back on March 23, 2015.

"If you go on Reddit," drummer Kyle Fisher begins, "a video that we had on our Instagram made the top listing of the WTF page! We were staying at a hotel in East Dallas -- which we later found out was not a good place to stay. The only room available was a smoking room with that shitty plastic covering on the mattress. And it was a weird night there, with police and drug dealers out in the halls. But when we woke up in the morning, and opened the door, there was a huge, long trail of ants going from one end of the hallway to the other end!"

Like any group of true artists, The Dirty Nil channel trauma into their music... and on the band's second album, Master Volume, the harrowing experience of seeing the inside of America's most disgusting hotels, night in and night out, manifests itself in the song "Super 8." "I'm halfway to hell/ It's called Super 8 Motel," Luke Bentham sings, stretching out the words with the palpable pain of someone who's struggling to catch some precious between-gigs shut-eye on a mattress riddled with bed bugs and stains of dubious origin. But for The Dirty Nil, the effects of non-stop touring go way beyond translating one-star Trip Advisor reviews into song.

The Dirty Nil didn't just spend the past few years on the road in support of their debut album, Higher Power and companion collection of early singles, Minimum R&B. They spent of much of it opening for -- and, more importantly, studying -- the greats: Against Me, Billy Talent, Alexisonaire. They're bands who, like the Nil, cut their teeth for years on the punk circuit playing the dingiest of dives, but now aind themselves playing arenas and headlining festivals. With Master Volume, The Dirty Nil are ready to make the same leap -- not by polishing their sound for radio, but by bulking it up to aill the stadiums and open aields of their most vivid rock 'n' roll fantasies.

Says Luke, "I think the experience of playing with bands like Against Me -- bands that can put on a proper fucking rock show -- and seeing what works in a big space deainitely crept into the way we think about songs, and how to sound powerful. A lot of the times, when you play blitzkrieg-fast, it has a way of sounding awesome in a club. But when you're playing in a giant space with some sound guy who's never seen you before mixing you, it can be a roll of the dice."

Adds Kyle, "Everyone says, 'a good song's a good song no matter how it's recorded.' But a good song can't be a good song if nobody can hear it properly!"

Produced by veteran alt-rock architect John Goodmanson, Master Volume is an album that crunches and grooves where the band once smashed and thrashed, unleashing the Nil's undiminished raw power in more controlled waves to better target the back rows. "It's less of a sprint and more of a strut," Luke says, and he credits a great deal of the tempo shift to the arrival of Ross Miller, who replaced original bassist Dave Nardi in early 2017. While Ross was already a longtime friend of Luke and Kyle, his pedigree includes playing with everyone from Wanda Jackson to Single Mothers.

"I'm a big fan of the drums," Ross says, "so my intention on the bass is to make the drums sound the best they can -- Kyle always comes up with cool grooves and I don't want to fuck that up. I want there to be lots of space so everything shines through."

Adds Luke: "It takes a lot of conaidence to play slower and have a discernible pulse, and Ross totally bounces! And Kyle plays hip-hop style drums when he's in his natural element, so it was fun making songs around that. I would come up with some chords and lyrics and melodies, and they would be totally moulded around what the fuckin' Funk Brothers were laying down over here."

Now, we should be clear that The Dirty Nil have not transformed themselves into a shirtless, bass-slappin,' Chili Peppered punk-funk unit... not that there's anything wrong with that. After all, the band were stoked to work with Goodmanson not because he's produced Sleater-Kinney or Bikini Kill or Blonde Redhead or any number of highly respected indie-rock acts; they were more impressed by his mosh- friendly credentials. Says Luke, "We just fucking punished him the entire time for nu- metal stories. 'Death Cab for Cutie? We don't give a shit! Tell us about Saliva!' I think one of the most important and liberating things about the climate in which we made this album is that we celebrate white noise and Sugar Ray and everything in between. We don't give a shit. We like all rock music, even terrible rock music. We'll listen to Kill Em All and My War and then we'll just listen to Aerosmith and St. Anger."

And they'll also shamelessly steal song titles from The Beatles ("Please, Please Me") and Cheap Trick ("Auf Wiedersehen") just for shits 'n' giggles. ("We're improving them," Luke says with an unsubtle grin.) But the joy and bravado with which the Nil deliver Master Volume's pummelling power-pop missives bely the often grim narratives embedded within. The airst two songs alone -- "That's What Heaven Feels Like" and "Bathed in Light" -- aind Luke dying in two different car crashes, alying through smashed windshields and talking to his deceased grandma in heaven; "Always High" sees him eulogizing an ill-fated driver lying on the roadside with their head split open. ("What can I say, most of the rock 'n' roll I've consumed in my lifetime has something to do with fast cars, as Van Halen as that sounds," Luke reasons. "And we've deainitely seen our share of roadside carnage travelling in the Southern states.) "I Don't Want That Phone Call" is an even more brutally frank treatise on impending death, with Luke pleading to an addict friend to get help and spare him the inevitable call from the morgue. And sure, the album has two songs that could practically qualify as ballads, but the airst one ("Auf Wiedersehen") unleashes its ache in a throat-shredding chorus of "FUCK YOU," and the second ("Evil Side") builds to an atomic, noise-blasted climax that, when the band perform it in concert, is liable to trigger an earthquake that swallows up the circle pit.

"I don't ever sit down and say, 'I'm going to write about a song about this today,'" Luke explains. "I just open my mouth and start playing... and some pretty heinous shit comes out! I deainitely enjoy morbid subject matter of all spades, but I like to try to alash a smirk in there with it, because I think it's important to paint with different brushes. And listening to certain writers I love, like Townes Van Zandt -- he has that sort of bleakness, but also with a little bit of humour with it."

Loaded with steady-grooving songs about living fast and life-afairming anthems about dying young, Master Volume ultimately ampliaies The Dirty Nil's most essential quality: their refusal to be deained. They're too melodic and muscular to be purely punk, but too raucous and unhinged to pass as straight pop; too cheeky to be overtly political, but still acutely in tune with the unsettled, anxious energy of the times in which we live. Whether you aind catharsis in a crowd-surf or a street protest, Master Volume captures the ecstatic rush of getting swept up in a communal moment... and the frantic fear that it can all come crashing down at any second.

Luke concludes with a laugh "we don't really have a label for ourselves other than just... the best band. That's our genre!"

WSP TBA Doors 9pm $10 ADV. Tix

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BASS CHURCH
Mar
16
11:58 PM23:58

BASS CHURCH

Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.

After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.

Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.

With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!

Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.

Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!

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BASS CHURCH
Mar
23
11:58 PM23:58

BASS CHURCH

Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.

After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.

Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.

With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!

Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.

Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!

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Andrew Duhon &  Lydia Luce
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Andrew Duhon & Lydia Luce

EARLY SHOW!! DOORS 6pm $13 Adv. Tix avail below - CLINK LINK

Andrew Duhon is a songwriter who's weighted, soulful songs feel like a sweet spot between his hometown of New Orleans and the familiar landmarks of Americana Music. No Depression call's Duhon "A soulmate of Van Morrison lyrically and vocally." He followed his 2013 Grammy Nominated album, "The Moorings," with a new record released this past May called "False River.” Duhon brings his trio for whats sure to be a night of songs that move you and music that’ll make you move. 

 

Lydia Luce was born into a musical family, her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, and her brother, a cellist. Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing in her mother’s orchestra. Her debut full-length album Azalea, produced by Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson, combines her classical training with Americana and folk influences for a collection that feels authentic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create. Popmatters writes of the debut release that the tunes are, “carefully composed without the sort of pomp that we may have come to expect from classically-trained performers from musical families. Luce forgoes the usual pageantry for something organic and unique that comes from the heart." 

With this compilation of songs born from a collaboration in Nashville, TN, Luce was able to combine what she knew about instrumentation with the fruits of new self-discoveries. Luce says, “Playing strings has been a huge part of my life. On this album, I got to record viola and guitar on my tunes with people that I truly admire. I’m very proud of what we’ve created." 

21+ 6pm $13 Adv. Tix - CLICK BELOW!

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Boy Harsher // TBA
Mar
31
9:00 PM21:00

Boy Harsher // TBA

You make me feel like falling through.
I disappear, in my mind.
Boy Harsher return with their second LP Careful - a wild ride that celebrates abandon, while mourning attachment + love.
Boy Harsher began as an urgent need to produce and consume. In the winter of 2014, Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller started to experiment with sound, video, and text. The advent of Boy Harsher! Born out of this tumultuous relationship in swampy Georgia, their first EP Lesser Man is sexy as it is sulking. Lesser Man determined their morose, pop sound. In their second album, the full length Yr Body is Nothing, Matthews and Muller took that dark and ran with it. Both releases reflect the fervor present in their adolescent lust and anger. Yet, before Matthews and Muller recorded any song, their chaos made the project vulnerable and invariably lead to momentary destruction . In what was at the time believed to be their last performance, Matthews had “careful” tattooed across her back, while Muller fried the speakers. A lit candle was thrown. They were not on speaking terms.
At that time “Careful” was meant as a warning: the cautionary understanding of love. The duo felt as though they were disappearing within one another. But, if Boy Harsher’s first two releases narrated the pain and desperation that follows after something goes awry, then this LP, Careful, describes what loves gives you: fear and joy, tenderness and pain. For Boy Harsher, Careful attempts to detail the enveloping trauma of loss combined with the fantasy of escape (a reckless abandon).
Matthews and Muller certainly made amends since that fateful live tattooing, loud as hell performance, however both still have complex relationships to attachments. In 2017 Matthews’ mother was diagnosed with dementia and as the symptoms began to take hold the essence of “careful” became relevant in a new way. Matthews’ relationship with her parents has always been complicated: her father past away when she was a teenager and her mother is an alcoholic, consistently unpredictable with affection and stability. The loss of her father was extreme, yet acute, whereas the persistent sadness of losing her mother (the memories that defined their relationship) is a slow, chronic suffering. The trauma of losing someone is almost in tandem to Matthews’ understanding of love. It with these intensely personal struggles Matthews and Muller began developing their new album. With Careful, Boy Harsher use the medium of minimal electronics to create a compelling narrative of a deteriorating family and the reaction to run away from it.
Careful splits its time between songs that study the trauma imbedded within loss and the compulsion to flee. The track “The Look You Gave (Jerry)” is named after Matthews’ deceased step-father, who passed right before her mother was diagnosed with dementia. The song mourns Jerry, as described through her mother’s perspective: “I close my eyes and I can almost see: The look u gave / when u / you ran from me.” For Matthews the fiercest pain in relation to her mother’s disease is her mother’s loss of comfort, a grasping at an image that slowly fades away. Death for Matthews and her mother has become synonymous with abandonment. Not unlike the pain of losing her father, Matthews conceives the hollowness where intimacy once was - the melancholy of disappearance.
The message of “careful” also plays out as universal warning in these Boy Harsher’s tracks — do not be fooled, loss is inevitable. “Fate” describes the willing lover who knows that there is nothing their love can do to keep their partner. “Hi Hi / Oh No / In spite of me / you always go. Forget the crying / tempt the pain / hi hi / gone again.” In Careful affection vanishes as quickly as it arrives. To understand love, you must accept that it dissolves, leaving sorrow and disappointment in its wake. Yet, Careful reconciles the deterioration of love with the gilded expectation of escapism.
In reaction to these morose conditions, Matthews and Muller created multiple tracks that celebrate flight. Their fantasies in these bleak scenarios play out in the perspective of the runaway. “LA” takes this to a wistful degree. Slow swelling synths cut sharply with fast chugging drum machines as Matthews begs someone to take her away: to go down. The darkness exists in these reveries but in perverse extremes. Boy Harsher proves Careful’s variety with these uptempo club ready tracks that demonstrate escapism through vice and rave. With “Come Closer”, a nod to early EBM, Matthews beckons on top of a pulsing bass: “In the dark, you have nothing left, Let me take it”, the escape route is through another - gesturing to ‘come play’. Even the mascot of Careful, presented in the album’s cover art, is an imagined runaway. This character, stationed in a motel, or combing the beach with an overstuffed backpack, represents the embodied fleeing of Matthews and Muller’s desperate years.
Careful marks Boy Harsher’s most dynamic album to date. The band expands upon the fine-tuned production developed in their last EP Country Girl, but with plenty of nods to the fast tempo and grittiness of Lesser Man. Matthews and Muller attribute the evolution of their sound to the extensive touring they completed in the last few years. “Traveling and connecting with people has been so fundamental;” Muller says “we’re really able to experiment with our material and it feels like the live set as grown into an entity of its own”. Boy Harsher embarked on two US and two EU tours this past year, where audiences recognize their set as faster, harder version of their recorded material. Careful was primarily written at home in Massachusetts, with just a handful of synthesizers and a laptop. For Muller a minimal set up is paramount to his process. Boy Harsher mixed the album in Italy with Maurizio Baggio of La Distilleria Studio
who had a big hand in finalizing the sound.
Boy Harsher emphasizes emotive sounds and evocative narratives to generate palpable material in their latest release Careful. Careful is a timeless and original minimal synth record highlighted by a strong narrative and marks the definitive return of the enigmatic duo.


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Swingin' Utters w/ TBA
Apr
2
9:00 PM21:00

Swingin' Utters w/ TBA

Swingin' Utters w/ TBA

Live Nation Presents: Swingin' Utters w/ TBA

While its origin story has gone through more reboots than Batman, Superman and Spider-Man combined, punk rock has been a consistent presence on the musical landscape for more than 40 years. You might be surprised to know, however, that the Swingin’ Utters have been around for nearly as long —the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with a greatest-hits collection last year. Hell, this Bay Area street-punk band is so well-respected among their peers, there’s even a whole tribute compilation dedicated to their extensive catalog, including covers by the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Fucked Up and Teenage Bottlerocket.
Since that comp came out in 2010, the Utters have issued three more full-lengths, each more fiery than the last, and now sit on the verge of releasing their ninth proper LP. Recorded at Nu-Tune Studios in Pittsburg, California, this past March by Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop), the album is titled Peace And Love, but don’t let that fool you: This isn’t some Haight and Ashbury hippie shit. In fact, according to guitarist/vocalist Darius Koski, Peace And Love’s content is as politically outspoken as the Utters have ever been.
“This is, by far, our absolutely most political record we’ve ever done,” Koski says. “We don’t generally write very pointedly political songs. We tend to be a little more vague and abstract. But this one is pretty pointedly disgusted and pissed off and really directly attacking these fuckin’ people in office.”
“I agree it is our most political record,” remarks singer Johnny Bonnel. “When sexism, racism and nationalism is the agenda, it’s time to speak up.” Peace And Love certainly pulls no lyrical punches — we’ll give you three guesses as to who “Yes I Hope He Dies” is about, and the first two don’t count — but the Uttersalso keep things interesting from a musical perspective, whether it’s the Ramones worship of “E.C.T.” (think of it as the long-gestating counterpoint to “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”), the surprisingly melodic, Beatles-esque “Seeds Of Satisfaction” (which Koski lovingly refers to as his “surf-goth song”) or the gorgeous, haunting closing track H.L.S., written and performed by guitarist/vocalist Jack Dalrymple and inspired by the sudden death of his former One Man Army bandmate Heiko Schrepel, who passed away in 2015. “Jack actually emailed me that song several years ago, right after Heiko died,” Koski recalls. “Immediately, I knew this is the last song on the record. My only suggestion was that it started with him acoustic, then the band joins in. You don’t really hear Jack that naked ever. That song gives me chills when I hear it.”
The rebellious spirit of the Swingin’ Utters is as present as ever on Peace And Love, although the band looks and sounds a little bit different this time around, thanks to their new rhythm section of Tony Teixeira on bass and Luke Ray on drums.
“Both Luke and Tony are stellar musicians who study their work,” says Bonnel. “Luke has amazing ability, but all his drumming is tasteful—it’s never overkill. Tony managed to come up with classic bass lines that made every song a little bit stronger.”
Koski echoes Bonnel’s praise, commenting, “We love having these new dudes in the band. Tony is a really melodic, pretty player, whereas Luke is a fucking monster. Tony and Luke are best friends, and they’ve been playing together for years in other bands like Cobra Skulls and Sciatic Nerve, so that really helps.”
It’s been four years since the Utters’ last full-length, so all three songwriters in the band had a stockpile of material when they headed into the studio. That means what you’re getting on Peace And Love is the cream of the crop.
“We usually abandon songs if we think they’re shitty or filler,” Koski admits. “I still have tons of songs; Johnny does too. But we try not to make records super-long.”
Given that the last time the Utters came off a prolonged hiatus, the band ended up cranking out three full-lengths in four years, one has to wonder if Peace And Love is going to be the start of another extended burst of creativity for these punk lifers. Koski isn’t thinking that far ahead, though. In fact, he finds it hard to even enjoy the present. Even though his band has achieved three decades and nine albums together—two feats nearly impossible for most bands—Koski wrestles with his legacy a bit.
“We just keep on going,” he says. “I’m glad we’re still doing it. Johnny’s 50; I’m in my late 40s. I don’t think anything particularly new is gonna happen—we’re not gonna be on TRL any time soon. That’s fine. It’s a total accomplishment to stay together this long, but I’m a total pessimist. I should be totally grateful—and I am! But it’s hard to be a plumber when you wanna be a full-time musician. But wah wah wah—I still get paid to travel and play my songs all over the world. I’m not a millionaire, but who cares? I get to make records, and someone out there cares about them.”


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CLEOPATRICK
May
1
9:00 PM21:00

CLEOPATRICK

 

cleopatrick is a heavy alt-rock duo from the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario - yup, the ‘c’ is lowercase. 

Best friends since kindergarten, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser have an enviable connection that translates into a powerfully unified expression of sound. With a bastardized bass amp and split signal, Gruntz simultaneously commands the range of bass and guitar topped with provocative blues grooves and take-down breakdowns. 

In early 2016, the pair recorded their first EP 14 in its entirety in a single studio session and was later dubbed one of the most promising acts for 2017 by 94.9 The Rock’s “Generation Next” program. 

Now piling all of the torment and rhetoric of chasing big dreams within the limits of a small town, cleopatrick’s brand new single “hometown” gives a tasteful hint of growth and raw revelation expressed in their upcoming sophomore EP the boys (Fall 2018). 

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BASS CHURCH - FRIDAY EDITION
Feb
15
11:58 PM23:58

BASS CHURCH - FRIDAY EDITION

Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.

After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.

Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.

With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!

Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.

Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!

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 BASS CHURCH
Feb
9
11:58 PM23:58

BASS CHURCH

Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.

After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.

Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.

With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!

Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.

Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!

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Jesse Tripp // Real Cool Trash
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Jesse Tripp // Real Cool Trash

REAL COOL TRASH: The only rock n roll dance party where the party dances you!!!

Featuring special performance by those Queens of the Runaways, Jesse Tripp and the Nightbreed. A decadent Glam, Garage, Punk and Rock 'n' Roll dance party with go-go dancing and special performances by today's burlesque "Rock and Roll Queen," Kacey Chaos, and legendary Shim Shamette performers and co-choreographer, The Rockin' Rollenes.

$5 cover

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BASS CHURCH
Feb
2
11:58 PM23:58

BASS CHURCH

Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.

After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.

Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.

With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!

Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.

Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!

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Morbosidad, Morbid Torment, Abysmal Lord, Act of Impalement
Feb
2
9:00 PM21:00

Morbosidad, Morbid Torment, Abysmal Lord, Act of Impalement

Morbosidad, Morbid Torment, Abysmal Lord, Act of Impalement

MORBOSIDAD - 25 YEARS OF PURE BLASPHEMY!!!!
- Final show EVER in New Orleans-
PLUS
MORBID TORMENT "BURNED ON THE CROSS" EP RELEASE

Special Guests:

ABYSMAL LORD (New Orleans, LA)
ACT OF IMPALEMENT (Nashville, TN)

Dont miss this chance to see Morbosidad for the last time in New Orleans!!


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Black Sabbitch The All Female Black Sabbath
Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

Black Sabbitch The All Female Black Sabbath

W TBA

Since 2011, Black Sabbitch have been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath worshipers, gaining a rabid fan base and the respect of critics, fans and musicians alike. They were hand picked by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to open the inaugural Ozzfiesta and by Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline his curated festival Bedrocktoberfest. In 2018 Black Sabbitch were picked by legendary street artist Shepard Fairey to play the opening of his Black Sabbath retrospective, Never Say Die and by Dave Grohl to play Cal Jam with Foo Fighters and Iggy Pop, after which the FooFighters shared photos of Black Sabbitch saying "we were spellbound". Electroclash superstar Peaches recently sat in as lead vocalist with Black Sabbitch for a special two night run in Los Angeles. The LA Weekly recently said of Black Sabbitch. "Finally Black Sabbitch took the stage and pretty much melted everyones' faces. The all-female Black Sabbath... were not only talented — nailing every note of the legendary group's familiar repertoire — but were captivating to an almost distracting level. Looking up at them from the crowd (which had erupted into a mosh pit...) I couldn't help but wonder what these women's stories were. They emanated the effortless cool of rock and roll, but with about 10 extra ounces of sexy confidence... LA WEEKLY
Black Sabbitch are
Angie Scarpa / Drums
Melanie Makaiwi / Bass
Emily Burton / Guitar
Alice Austin / Vocals

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Live Nation Presents Soulfly w/ Incite
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Live Nation Presents Soulfly w/ Incite

- SOULFLY 'RITUAL' TOUR ANNOUNCED -
Metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album Ritual, on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band announce their first tour in support of Ritual, which will take place next January/February. Joining them are Montreal based melodic death metallers Kataklysm, as well as INCITE, Chaoseum, Alukah and Skinflint
Commented vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: 
"Fuck yeah! We’re finally getting ready to tour America and Canada! We have the almighty KATAKLYSM and thrash masters INCITE with us to pulverize city after city, night after night! We are gonna destroy everything that comes in our path! Join us and let the ritual begin!!!"
Tickets go on sale everywhere on Friday October, 19th at 10am local time. Purchase links will be available at www.soulfly.com/shows so check back then for details.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
SOULFLY, INCITE 
1/25/2019 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
1/26/2019 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
1/27/2019 Austin, TX - Come & Take It Live
1/28/2019 New Orleans, LA - Santos
1/31/2019 - 2/4/2019 - 70000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE (SOULFLY only)
SOULFLY, KATAKLYSM, INCITE, CHAOSEUM (Feb 5-11), ALUKAH (Feb 12 - 18), SKINFLINT (Feb 19-26)
2/05/2019 Orlando, FL - Soundbar
2/06/2019 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
2/07/2019 Frederick, MD - Cafe 611
2/08/2019 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
2/09/2019 Reading, PA - Reverb / Tsunami Fest
2/10/2019 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
2/11/2019 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
2/12/2019 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
2/13/2019 Flint, MI - Buick City Events Center
2/14/2019 Joliet, IL - The Forge
2/15/2019 Ft Wayne, IN - Piere's
2/16/2019 Dayton, OH - Oddbodys
2/17/2019 Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
2/18/2019 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
2/19/2019 Colorado Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios Live
2/20/2019 Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
2/22/2019 Spokane, WA - The Pin
2/23/2019 Seattle, WA - Club Sur Rocks
2/24/2019 Portland, OR - BossaNova
2/25/2019 Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theatre
2/26/2019 Los Angeles, CA - 1720 Club

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