Planet B (The Locust, Penguin Studio) share “Wrong Utopia”

Dropped down amongst the knobs and dials of San Diego, rogue avatars Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City) and Luke Henshaw (Penguin Studio) have created Planet B, with the shared purpose of creating music both mischievous in sound and sobering in message. The two have worked together in varying capacities over the years, most recently as contributors to the soundtrack of Asia Argento’s Incompresa which debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and featured Pearson as Charlotte Gainsbourg’s boyfriend. Planet B, however, marks the beginning of a full-on melding of these two preternatural minds, successfully integrating key aspects of both musicians’ stylistic strengths and playing off of one another with purpose.

The Planet B 7” single featuring two tracks, “Wrong Utopia” and “Join a Cult” and is being released November 27on Pearson’s own label Three One G, home of such acts as Arab On Radar, Cattle Decapitation, and Moving Units.

With Planet B, Pearson’s vocals and lyrics present the viewpoint of an outsider looking in at his surroundings, perhaps specifically regarding the ethics of punk and the music scene he has been entangled in for years. This is interspersed with Henshaw’s fantastical sci-fi accompaniments, and almost hip-hop elements often presented at times. Basically, the “Wrong Utopia” single has all the makings of your next interdimensional earworm.

Dear Boy covers Psychedelic Furs, tours with The Dears (2015)

Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy have announced a west coast tour with The Dears. The upcoming tour will include shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and a hometown performance at the Bootleg in Los Angeles. All upcoming dates are listed below. The band is touring in support of their first international 7″ out now via Easy Hell / Manimal Vinyl. The 7″ features ”Hesitation Waltz” along with Dear Boy’s previously unreleased take on “The Ghost in You” by The Psychedelic Furs. Yahoo Music said, “The remake is retro yet thoroughly modern, a sort of alt-prom anthem for a new generation of Andie Walshes.”

Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized) and mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), the DEAR BOY EP was released in September, 2013. Propelled by the single “Oh So Quiet,” Dear Boy built a devoted live following, headlining local venues such as the Troubadour and The Bootleg Theater, along with performances at SXSW 2014/15 in Austin, TX and a national tour supporting Kitten. They’ve also supported national acts such as Cloud Nothings, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Maccabees, Peter Murphy, Black English, X-Ambassadors, INVSN and Night Terrors of 1927.

Dear Boy recently reunited with producer Doug Boehm to work on EP 2. The forthcoming EP is slated to be released in the Spring of 2016.

12.08 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
12.09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
12.12 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
12.14 San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
12.16 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
12.17 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

* all shows with The Dears

Wolvhammer to tour with Atriarch (2015)

Following tours with Mortals, Black Cobra, 1349 and more throughout 2015 in support of their Profound Lore-released Clawing Into Black Sun LP, Wolvhammers’s upcoming trek will see them uniting with Atriarch for a week-and-a-half of dates next month. Beginning December 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the two bands will crush through Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Boise, Reno, San Francisco, Ventura, Los Angeles, Sacramento and close down in Portland on December 20.

Early 2016 will see additional tour dates from the band, followed later in the year by new recorded material. In the meantime, stream and purchase Clawing Into Black Sun at Disorder Recordings HERE and Profound Lore HERE.

12/10/2015 The Media Club – Vancouver, BC
12/11/2015 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/12/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA

12/13/2015 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA

12/14/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID

12/15/2015 PB&J’s – Reno, NV

12/16/2015 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

12/17/2015 The Garage – Ventura, CA

12/18/2015 Lexington Theater – Los Angeles, CA

12/19/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA

12/20/2015 Panic Room – Portland, OR

Dave Lombardo (Slayer) forms Dead Cross with The Locust, Retox dudes

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has now joined forces with Justin Pearson of Retox and The Locust noteriety for a new punk hardcore band called Dead Cross. In addition to Lombardo and Pearson, the lineup also features Gabe Serbian (The Locust, ex-Retox) and Mike Crain (Retox).

Lombardo described their sound to Noisey:

“It’s just straightforward brutal punk— metal-esque, but it’s definitely not metal. I think it definitely leans more towards the punk style, because I feel that the way things are in the world, a punk attitude is definitely necessary to help you along with the shit that’s going on. There’s no time to sing ‘We Are the World’, or all this bullshit, we’re all pissed right now, and there’s no better way to release anger than to be in a punk band and write punk music.”

Though they have yet to record any music, Lombardo hopes they will:

“I don’t know exactly when we’ll be able to release anything, but I’d love to get something out by the end of the year, two singles, just to release something, and then do a full-length next year. The level of musicianship we have is very high, so I don’t think it’ll be too much of a problem to create music and put something out. These guys are driven like I am. I’ve learned a lot from being in this industry, and sometimes it’s a lot better when you grab the bull by the horns yourself and don’t wait around for other people.”

1349 to tour with Tombs, Full of Hell (2016)

Dates have now been announced for 1349′s “Chaos Raids U.S.A. 2016 Tour,” also featuring Tombs and Full Of Hell. Here is the schedule:

1/9 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
1/10 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
1/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
1/12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
1/13 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
1/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
1/15 Boston, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
1/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
1/17 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
1/19 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
1/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
1/21 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
1/22 Denver, CO @ The Roxy
1/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
1/24 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
1/25 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
1/26 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
1/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Cavanaugh release debut, tour (2015, 2016)

Cavanaugh, Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti’s new rap group have released their debut album Time and Materials via Mello Music Group. The album features P.O.S, Busdriver and Hemlock Ernst (Sam Herring from Future Islands).

Though Serengeti and Mike Eagle have known each other for many years and went to Southern Illinois University together, Cavanaugh is their first fully collaborative project.  It’s also the first album that Mike has produced in its entirety.

Cavanaugh have also announced west coast and European tour dates. All dates below.

12/3 – Bowling Green, OH @ Clazel Theater

12/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

12/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress (Outdoor)

1/14 – London, England @ Birthdays

1/15 – Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz

1/16 – Geneva, Switzerland @ La Graviere

1/18 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk

1/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden

1/20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Wagenhalle

1/22 – Lyon, France @ Sonic

1/23 – Bristol, England @ Start The Bus

Wildhoney share video for “Seventeen,” tour (2016)

Forming in late 2011, Wildhoney set out to write pop songs with the energy and malcontent of hardcore punk, but without its entrenched masculinity — drawing influences from ‘60s girl groups, ‘80s post punk, indie pop, and shoegaze. The five-piece has since become one of the loudest — and sweetest — bands in its hometown of Baltimore.

Wildhoney and Cloakroom will tour together in January throughout the midwest and east coast, linking up with Russian Circles for shows in Boston and Brooklyn. Wildhoney’s Your Face Sideways EP is out now (Topshelf Records).

# = w/ Cloakroom
% = w/ Cloakroom, Russian Circles

01.02.16 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes #
01.03.16 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe #
01.04.16 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha #
01.05.16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz #
01.06.16 – New Haven, CT @ Bar #
01.07.16 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair %
01.08.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus %
01.09.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus %
01.10.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca #
01.13.16 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern (TNK Festival)
01.14.16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room (w/ Wild Belle)
01.15.16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (FRZN Fest
01.16.16 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

Eight Bells announce U.S. tour dates (2016)

From Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells is the trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space (the San Francisco psych rockers whose final album, released in 2009 on Crucial Blast, is the origin of the Eight Bells name), bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and new drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird and Thrawsunblat.

Forthcoming new full-length Landless was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch).

Stream Eight Bells’ “Hating,” from Landless, exclusively via Noisey, here:

Eight Bells hits the road with Voivod and Vektor for a U.S. tour in February.

Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells:

Feb 6 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Feb 7 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 9 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage
Feb 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb 11 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Feb 12 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 16 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Feb 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 19 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
Feb 20 – Ybor City, FL @ Orpheum
Feb 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 22 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Feb 23 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Feb 24 – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
Feb 25 – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Feb 26 – St Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
Feb 27 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb 28 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird

DUSK share video for “Too Sweet”

Appleton, Wisconsin’s DUSK have teamed with Post-Trash to premiere their new music video for the song “Too Sweet.” The track is the b-side of the band’s debut single (Do The) Bored Recluse b/w Too Sweet, out now on Forward Records. Although DUSK is the brainchild of Tenement mastermind, Amos Pitsch, the star of “Too Sweet” is undoubtably Julia Blair, whose powerful voice perfectly drives the danceable country track.

Post-Trash provides spot on praise for the track saying “Dusk’s sound is the rock and roll of an earlier era, a time where musicianship and clarity reigned supreme as production methods were an after thought to genuine songwriting.”

(Do The) Bored Recluse b/w Too Sweet is available for purchase now from Forward Records.

Upcoming Shows:

12/12/15 Green Bay, WI @ Gasoline w/ Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band

Eight Bells returns with sophomore album Landless, coming February 12th via Battleground Records.

Attention Dayton: Hawthorne Heights presents “Dayton Is For Lovers” tonight!

Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights presents “Dayton Is For Lovers“, an all ages Gem City music festival tonight.

Presale tickets available, and are $15:

ALL AGES. The venue also has a bar area with a great selection of local beer for those of age and with I.D.

Food trucks on site for the show:
The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton
Hunger Paynes Food Truck


6pm Doors.
Music starts at 6:30pm.
Hawthorne Heights will be on around 10:15pm.
Come early. Stay late. Watch all the artists perform original Dayton music across two stages throughout the night!

Performing (not in this order):
Hawthorne Heights
Good English
Crosley Court
Second Story Anthem
You vs Yesterday
Jasper the Colossal
Bribing Senators
Goodnight Goodnight