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Sleeping Giant W/ This Or The Apocalypse
Fri 08/01/2014 Doors: 6:00 PM
Sleeping Giant
This Or The Apocalypse
Those Who Fear
Silent Planet
All Have Sinned
  JL of BHood
Sat 08/02/2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
JL of BHood

Old Monk
Wed 08/06/2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
Old Monk (Eenie Meenie Records)
+ 2 locals

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The two founding members of Old Monk were separated by thousands of miles when they began writing their first EP. It took years of swapping answering machine recordings and exchanging lo-fi demos over the internet to complete. The successful collaboration finally convinced drummer Ian Burns to leave his native Colorado, joining guitarist Joshua Carrafa in Brooklyn. Deciding they must showcase their new music around Brooklyn and Manhattan, the two enlisted bassist Tsugumi Takashi and dubbed their project Old Monk.
Sat 08/09/2014 Doors: 7:30 PM
Sunny Side Up
Limp Wizurdz

Luicidal + Downtown Brown
Tue 08/12/2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
Downtown Brown
+ 2 locals

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Bassist Louiche Mayorga decided to form Luicidal with his former Suicidal Tendencies bandmate R.J. Herrera after he missed "being on the stage as an artist". In order to put the band together, they were joined by Mando Ochoa (Sick Sense) on vocals and Ricky Reynaga (Rated X, Rolling Papers and Sancho's Revenge) on guitar. At their shows, Luicidal performs songs from Suicidal Tendencies' first three studio albums, Suicidal Tendencies, Join the Army and How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today; the first two featured Mayorga on bass, while the last two featured Herrera on drums.
  Kate Tucker And The Sons Of Sweden
Wed 08/13/2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden
Moloko Litso
Campbell Young

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Seattle-born, Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden play lush, layered indie rock with sparkling melodies and shimmering soundscapes. On their new album, The Shape the Color The Feel, echoes of Cocteau Twins, The Cardigans, and early U2 can be heard in songs that explore the darker moods and brighter vistas of The National, Wye Oak, and Phantogram.

TIRED & FURIOUS US TOUR: featuring Raw Power + Wartorn
Thu 08/14/2014 Doors: 7:30 PM
Raw Power (Beer City Records)
Wartorn (Southern Lord / Profane Existence)
The Quickiez
+ 1 local

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Raw Power is a legendary hardcore punk band formed in 1981 in Poviglio, Italy, by brothers Mauro (vocals) and Giuseppe Codeluppi (guitar) and are still active today.
  Our Last Night with Set It Off
Fri 08/15/2014 Doors: 6:00 PM
Our Last Night
Set It Off
Stages & Stereos
Via The Verge

Betraying The Martyrs
Sat 08/16/2014 Doors: 6:00 PM
Betraying The Martyrs
Bring Your Finest
Devour The Innocent
Wed 08/20/2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
+ 2 locals

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For many, the desert evokes images of brutal isolation-an unforgiving landscape of endlessly intolerable conditions.

I found myself living in the desert for a short period of time; having survived the harshest summers in the hottest temperatures, I discovered that the desert offers creative-types a deep peace, a stillness and unyielding stability; that that the sweltering mountainous topography is in fact a canvass for cultivating creativity-that there's a precious beauty beneath the brutality.

I hear this expressed in the music of North, a Tucson, Arizona-based band whose heavy-handed music is equally as heavy-hearted-doom-inspired, post-Isis Metal adorned by musicality and emotionality.

"We really pride ourselves on bringing together [heaviness and musicality in our music]," says North drummer Zack Hansen. "The heavy coincides with emotional and beauty, and none of it overpowers itself."

It's easy to say North is much like Isis or Pelican, because there are components of each in North's musical "sigh," but there are particular aspects of the band's sound that are unique only unto to them-perhaps it is the how well the vocals wail alongside the overwhelming powerful guitar riffs, or even how well the bludgeoning rhythm section builds musical intensity, but suffice it to say North's sound is uniquely "North," a one-of-a-kind aural experience outfitted by just really-well written tunes.


Plebeian Grandstand + Reproacher
Sat 08/23/2014 Doors: 7:30 PM
Plebeian Grandstand (Throatruiner Records)
+ 2 locals

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French four-piece band. A dark and asymmetric blend of black metal blasting and chaotic atmospheres. First EP in 2008. First album in 2010. Two splits in 2011 and 2012 with BONE DANCE, DIVIDER AND CORTEZ. Second album to be released early 2014. Lots of DIY shows across Europe and Russia with the likes of PELICAN, HORSE THE BAND, LOMA PRIETA, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, OFF MINOR, INTRONAUT, BLACKLISTED, MONARCH!, CELESTE, THE OCEAN, I PILOT DAEMON, CARNIVAL IN COALS, MANIMAL, ULTRA VOMIT, etc.
  I Declare War With Oceano
Sun 08/24/2014 Doors: 6:00 PM
I Declare War
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Invent, Animate

Fri 08/29/2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
  Black Cobra + Lo-pan
Sat 08/30/2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
Black Cobra

Smashing up from the Bay Area underground, Black Cobra is ready to take the heavy music world by storm! Formed in 2002 by Rafa Martinez (Acid King, -16-) and Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity) this duo has been laying waste to audiences, taking on all comers, and leaving the remains to rot in their wake. Their sound is a crushing mix of High On Fire-tinged stoner metal and Buzzov*en's Southern-fried sludge, with a heaping dash of Melvins-style drone to wash it all down.

THE MASTERS TOUR: featuring Freestyle Fellowship
Sun 08/31/2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
Freestyle Fellowship (P.E.A.C.E., Self Jupiter, Aceyalone, Myka 9 + DJ Kilu)
+ 3 locals

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"Legendary" is far from a hyperbolic claim. Emcees Myka 9, Self Jupiter, Aceyalone, and P.E.A.C.E., along with DJ Kiilu Grand, have made an indelible mark on hip-hop since the independent release of 1991's To Whom It May Concern, traveling in stream-of-consciousness rhymes, intricate wordplay, powerful battle raps and thoughtful spoken word poetry that incorporated jazz, funk, soul and reggae all under the umbrella of hip-hop. With subsequent releases Innercity Griots, Shockadoom and Temptations (the former instantly earning "classic" status upon its release), the Los Angeles-based group rose from their initial ciphers at the storied Good Life Cafe and solidified their stronghold as influential leaders in the underground hip-hop movement.
  An Evening with Delta Spirit
Tue 09/09/2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
Delta Spirit

Acclaimed San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit add fall dates to their extensive nationwide tour celebrating the release of their anticipated album Into the Wide, due September 9 via Dualtone Records. Keeping an eye toward the live experience is always essential to the band. "We just want the songs to be as epic and meaningful as possible when we play them in front of people, which is the be-all and end-all for us as a band," says Matt Vasquez (vocals, guitar).
Into the Wide follows the band's 2012 self-titled release, which charted #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and was praised by Rolling Stone for its "broader sonic palette." The latest teaser trailer featuring the song "Live On" is streaming now at http://youtu.be/WqcrPa83__U. See below for full track listing.
The new album was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in Delta Spirit's new hometown of Brooklyn. The band spent more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. "That sense of feeling trapped in our studio and in the city definitely gave the album more of a weight than our previous records and played a big part in this being our moodiest recording yet," notes Kelly Winrich (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) of the experience. When it came time to record, the band relocated to Maze Studios in Atlanta and teamed up with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), who helped breathe new life and brighter energy into the songs while still capturing the claustrophobia of their creative writing space. Of the recording process, Brandon Young (drums) explains, "One of the most important things was getting back to all of us being in a room together for every single song and recording everything live."
Formed in 2005, Delta Spirit is Will Mclaren (guitar), Jon Jameson (bass), Winrich, Young and Vasquez. Their debut full-length Ode to Sunshine garnered a widespread critical response leading to numerous television performances including "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Conan," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Later with Jools Holland," as well as relentless touring and festival appearances worldwide including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo among many others.

Sat 09/27/2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
+ 2 locals

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Co-produced by the band and Chris Sheldon (who has previously worked with Pixies, Radiohead & Foo Fighters, amongst others), 'Ancient Secrets' was recorded at Livingston Studios in North London, and will be available as a digital download plus a numbered, colored vinyl 10".

Inspired in part by Apocalyptic times, 'Ancient Secrets' includes five ripping tracks, with man's stuttering evolution at the core of the action; the featured songs include 'Mermaid's Revenge' (about our ill-fated attempts to conquer nature), for which a video has just been filmed, and 'Zero Friends' (society's slow death by social networking).