Entries for December, 2014

You Indie Feature: My 10 favorite Ohio bands/artists of 2014

As a long-time resident of Ohio, one thing I’ve always been proud of is the quality of bands and artists who also call the state their home.  Below is a list of 10, largely unsung, Ohio acts who released fantastic records this year or really impressed me for one reason or another. The 1984 Draft [...]

Alcoa readies LP, tours (2015)

The sophomore full-length from Alcoa, Parlour Tricks, arrives upon a very new and invigorating chapter in Derek Archambault’s life.  The singer and guitarist, who also fronts the rising hardcore/punk band Defeater, has had an intense time since Alcoa’s 2013 debut Bone & Marrow; he got married, for one thing; for another, he had major surgery [...]

Harms Way announce World Tour (2015)

Rust is the new album from Chicago’s Harms Way. Recorded at Bricktop Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails), the album is brutally and meticulously refined.  Rust brilliantly combines industrial repetition [...]

Knuckle Puck sign to Rise Records, tour (2014, 2015)

Chicago, IL’s Knuckle Puck have signed with Rise Records and plan to release their debut LP this summer. Check out the signing video here. The band will kick off a UK tour with Neck Deep early next year, and will have US dates coming soon. Upcoming Tour Dates: Dec 27 Metro Chicago, IL Jan 26 [...]

Psycho California announces 2015 lineup

Psycho California, formerly known as Psycho de Mayo, returns for 2015 with three days (May 15, 16 and 17) at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. The festival is quickly becoming North America’s preeminent outing for fans of doom, heavy psych and sludge. The current lineup for Psycho California is: Kylesa Earth OM Russian Circles [...]

Attention Dayton: Dark Backward, Tiger Sex and Jasper The Colossal at Oregon Express

Rad show alert: Dark Backward, Tiger Sex and Jasper The Colossal will play Dayton, Ohio’s Oregon Express (who have amazing pizza) tomorrow night.  This is one of the first shows Jasper The Colossal have played since returning from a brief hiatus.  I highly recommend you check this out.

La Dispute announce tour dates with Title Fight (2015)

La Dispute have announced a co-headlining spring U.S. tour with Title Fight, with The Hotelier to open (all tour dates below). Tickets for all shows will be on-sale this Friday, December 12 at 10am local time. 3/21 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s 3/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 3/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s [...]

Heiress announces shows with XTRMST (2015)

Heiress, a band that features members of Himsa and Undertow have announced a couple of dates with XTRMST.  Heiress’ Of Great Sorrow drops February 10 via The Mylene Sheath. January 15th, 2015 @ The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA w/ XTRMST (feat Davey Havok + Jade Puget of AFI) January 30th, 2015 @ The Slidebar [...]

This Will Destroy You announce tour dates (2014, 2015)

This Will Destroy You have today announced a North American tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars. The band will play a run of dates along the west coast, as well as additional dates in Austin, Dallas and NYC this winter. A full run of dates can be found below. The tour comes in support of their [...]

Enabler to tour with Call of the Void (2015)

Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit Enabler will be touring North America next year as co-headliners with Call of the Void. See below for all upcoming dates. Feb. 6, 2015 – Columbus Ohio – Carabar * Feb. 7, 2015 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo Feb. 8, 2015 – Memphis, TN – Hitone Feb. 9, 2015 – [...]