Posted in metal | music | tour dates on April 21, 2010

by BBG

Arab on Radar
Arab on Radar

Arab on Radar are a Providence, Rhode Island based noise rock band founded in the mid-1990s. They went on hiatus in 2002. Members of the band went on to form or join the bands The Chinese Stars, Athletic Automaton, Made in Mexico... Arab on Radar's early sound was typified by thickly distorted, repeated bass grooves, 4/4 drum beats, and two deafening guitars that employed contrasting melodies and near-unison chords that drew comparisons to the Contortions.
Arab on Radar will reform to headline Dudefest 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 9th and 10th. The band will join a stacked lineup that includes Municipal Waste (playing Knitting Factory Thursday, tix), Trap Them, Voetsek, Landmine Marathon, Weekend Nachos, Get Rad, Coffinworm, and many notable others. Full lineup for the show is below. More info is forthcoming.

It's one of two notable shows recently announced for the Midwest this summer, with the incredible 25th anniversary of Amphetamine Reptile being the second! That show goes down in Minneapolis at Grumpy's on 8/28, and features a plethora of the label's greats including Melvins, Boss Hog, Today Is The Day, God Bullies, a Hammerhead reunion, and many others. For those considering the trek to Minnesota, the label has set up group rates for a hotel. Show flyer is below. Somewhere I hope that Unsane and pre-Betty Helmet's phone is ringing....

The Melvins are touring and playing NYC with Isis. Tickets for Webster Hall are still on sale. The Melvins will welcome their new LP, The Bride Screamed Murder via Ipecac on June 1st.

Weekend Nachos have a new EP on the way, while Get Rad was recently profiled in the latest edition of Short Wave Warfare.

Full dudefest lineup and AmRep flyer/more detals are below.

Arab on Radar

DUDEFEST 2010: Indianapolis, IN 7/9 - 7/10/10
Municipal Waste
Arab on Radar
Trap Them
Voetsek
Landmine Marathon
Failures
Vaccine
Pollution
Slices
Gospel
Get Rad
Capsule
Suis La Lune
Weekend Nachos
Phoenix Bodies
Black Arrows of Filth and Impurity
Coffinworm
+ more TBA

AMHETAMINE REPTILE 25th ANNIVERSARY
Outdoor & Indoor Festival.

MUSIC:::::
Melvins
Boss Hog
Hammerhead
The Thrown Ups
Today Is The Day
Gay Witch Abortion
God bullies
Vaz
White Drugs
...more to come??

ART::::::::
AmRep years- Danial Corrigan photo exhibit.
Custom Art Guitars curated by Kii Arens

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Comments (18)

The AmRep is being billed here (Minneapolis) as Dope, Guns and Fucking in the Streets Fest.

I cannot fucking wait!

Posted by DeadDoug | April 21, 2010 5:20 PM

When are Melvins MHOW tix going on sale?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 5:30 PM

^ my guess is when (if) they sell out webster

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 5:31 PM

arab on radar holy shit

nyc dates...cmon

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 5:47 PM

arab on radar was so good live!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 6:19 PM

that AmRep fest needs some Cows, stat

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 6:29 PM

So many bands have copied Arab On Radar's patented 4/4 drum beats.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 6:41 PM

arab on radar!!!! fuck yes

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 6:44 PM

Cows are not playing, good source told me. Also, where is Halo of Flies, Chokebore, Surgery and Janitor Joe???

Posted by JT | April 21, 2010 6:49 PM

Who cares about Janitor Joe at all. Big heads.
But maybe Shannon plays with someone if not the Cows??
God Bullies are playing which takes the cake with their great live shows.

Now if Minneapolis can get their damn Somali gang bangers under control all over the place.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM

arab on radar = white boy's trying to be Melt Banana.

VAZ rule.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 7:54 PM

Dudefest is gonna fucking RULE!!!! Stagedives, circle pits, drunk dudes and dudettes, fuck yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 9:05 PM

Hammerhead are great live.
Paul Sanders is good to talk to but Erikson and Jeff can be a little stand offish.

The singer from Surgery, Shawn I believe died a while back from Asthma. He use to write for Your Flesh magazine.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 12:36 AM

Fuck, I really hope the Melvins' MHoW show isn't contingent on a Webster Hall sellout.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 12:42 PM

HAMMERHEAD!

Destroyed everything in its path!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY275WStlu0

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:21 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:05 AM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 21, 2011 2:26 AM

Unfortunate, of appearances of these artists I received that nothing at all. That annoys me, because Hammerhead and White Drugs are correctly good on the stage.

Well yes, then I comfort myself stop with my Compact Disc.

Posted by Kreditvergleichsrechner | June 22, 2011 12:40 PM

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