Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 21, 2014

by Ian Chainey

Fight Amp at Union Pool in 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Fight Amp

How many bands does it take to make a concertgoer deaf? WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU. I WAS AT A FIGHT AMP SHOW.

Fight Amp, the Philly noise rockers keeping the old AmRep flame lit, will be embarking on a short tour in July. They'll be joined by their sonic twinsies in the ten-tons-of-grit that's San Francisco's Kowloon Walled City -- who are making their sole East Coast stop for 2014 -- and the catchy hook slingers of Baltimore's grungy Roomrunner. The tour begins in Philadelphia on July 15, darts towards the coast for two days, and then comes to a close in Columbus, Ohio. On July 16, the three bands will add Primitive Weapons for their Saint Vitus engagement in NYC. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All three bands have found success with their take on the ultra-heavy guitars, lurching basslines, and tight rhythms that categorized early '90s bands like Cherubs, Tar, and Unsane. Yet, don't call them revivalists as each twist the feedback squalls with their own identities. Fight Amp, who are hard at work on a follow-up to 2012's Birth Control, find a way to integrate hypnotic repetition within their pummel. Same goes for Kowloon Walled City, adding a much needed dynamic sense to their sludgier songs. Then, Roomrunner reads like an outlier, what with their bordering on power pop infectiousness, yet they whip their equipment into a similar frenzy, using a low wum as a weapon. Should be fun.

All dates are listed, with streams from the bands, below...


Fight Amp, Kowloon Walled City, Roomrunner - 2014 Tour
July 15 - Phildelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
July 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus w/ Primitive Weapons
July 17 - Balitmore, MD - Metro Gallery
July 18 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups (w/o Roomrunner)



Comments (10)

I'm sure some tubby guy with a beard, wearing cargo shorts, is stoked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:37 PM

I'm sure some clean shaven, neon clothed twink will make a snarky....oh
^beat me to it

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:46 PM

I'm sure there are going to be a lot of girls at this show.



Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 5:15 PM

^still a sad shut in loser

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 5:30 PM

sweet, someone make a game about the audience and call it "angry beards"

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 6:26 PM

that second riff on the fight amp track sounds like it was straight lifted from a fudgetunnel song. sigh, cherubs were the best. remember glazed baby?

i'm old.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 8:56 PM

it's true, fight amp is lifted

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 2:45 AM

lol 4:46 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 10:16 AM

Kowloon WALLED City, dummy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 2:17 PM

just what the world needs....and AmRep Revival. It's was boring sausage rock in '91 kids.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 2:29 PM

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