Frameworks will be playing a short tour as they head to the West Coast to record their debut LP with Jack Shirley (he did Deafheaven's Sunbather). Different bands are playing each show, among them Code Orange Kids and Caravels. Check out the dates – along with a video of the band playing Fest 12 – in the replies.
Peace'd Out has announced their second and third shows ever - playing Fullerton's Slidebar on November 20th and Camarillo's Rock City on November 21st, with support from Silver Snakes. Admat is in the replies.
The church-turned-nightclub is being purchased by Grace Centers of Hope, with plans to hold the first service at the Gothic church on Easter Sunday. "Clutch Cargo’s is no longer a nightclub," Pastor Kent Clark, CEO of Grace Centers of Hope, said to applause from more than a hundred people gathered for the announcement.
Failure will reunite for a show at the El Ray in Los Angeles on February 13th.
At this point, the only for-sure plan is this show at the El Rey. I have a feeling it's gonna turn into more than that. We haven't finished anything yet, but we have a few recordings that show that we have something left to say musically.
Dessa is setting off on the last leg of her Parts of Speech tour. This leg will be sponsored by a Clif Bar GreenNotes grant, a program that stands to support artists who aim to embed social change as part of their tours. The full press release is in the replies.
Doomtree announced Blowout 9 today. It’s a tradition in Minneapolis for it to be cold in December and for Doomtree to hold a Blowout, both of those will continue to happen this year. Blowout 9 will be held December 13th, 14th, and 15th at First Avenue Mainroom.
I guess Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse are going on tour together next year or something. I think it should be called the "break the fuck up" tour. If you feel like wasting money, the dates are in the replies.
South By So What is right around the corner. I talked briefly with the brains behind the whole thing, Mike Ziemer, to get his take on festivals, the history of this one, and the future ... you can read the short Q&A in the replies.
My first show ever was in March of 2004. I did the show because the agent for an Audio Karate and Tokyo Rose tour needed a show for them in Dallas around SXSW and everything was full. I put them on a community center show I was throwing with local bands. Over the years March became our annual "anniversary" show and eventually turned into what we called South By So What?!. The name originally came from someone I worked with at a company called Buzz Oven who...