by Bill Pearis
Chicago trio Heavy Times will release their second album, Jacker, later this month on HoZac Records. It's one big snarl of an album and you can download "Future City" off it at the top of this post. If you dig Obits and "I Wanna Live" era Ramones (or the HoZac label in general), this is right up your bowling alley.
Heavy Times will hit the road in November for a short East Coast tour with stops at Shea Stadium on 11/17 and Party Expo on 11/18. They're touring with fellow Chicago band Brain Idea whose EP on Mexican Summer from this past summer owes more than a little to '80s Flying Nun bands and is worth checking out. An MP3 for "Oh I'm Free" is at the top of this post.
All Heavy Times/Brain Idea tour dates, plus a video for Heavy Times' "Skull Hair," are below.
Heavy Times - "Skull Hair"
Heavy Times/Brain Idea - 2011 Tour Dates
Mon 11/14 - Lafayette, IN @ Black Sparrow
Tue 11/15 - Ann Arbor, MI @ TBA
Wed 11/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Heavy Cream
Thu 11/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
Fri 11/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/Battle Ave, Lost Gloves
Sat 11/19 - Philadelphia @ TBA
Sun 11/20 - Columbus @ Cafe Bourbon St