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Child Abuse, Cleric announce North American tours (dates); Starkweather playing NYC show

by Doug Moore

Child Abuse
Child Abuse

Over the past few days, there have been some noteworthy show/tour announcements for those of you who are into weird, creepy-sounding noise jams. Let’s see if we can hit’em all in one fell swoop.

First, we mentioned a few weeks back that local skronk merchants/antagonistic self-dubbers Child Abuse had a North American tour in the works for October. That tour got underway yesterday with an Allentown show (with Sourvein, who canceled due to the death of bassist Mike Boone) and will last for the rest of the month. It’ll wrap up with a Brooklyn show at Death By Audio on 10/27 with fellow locals Cellular Chaos and Nebadon. Child Abuse’s full run of dates is listed below.

Incidentally, tonight’s Child Abuse date in Philadelphia is with the great noise/metal troupe Cleric (not the death metal band Cleric from Austin, who also rule). Cleric have been around for over a decade, but haven’t toured since a run of dates on Warped Tour about nine years ago. (If you haven’t heard Cleric, stream a song below and contemplate how weird seeing them on such a tour would’ve been.) Cleric have announced a month-long run of North American dates in November, starting with a Brooklyn show at Coco 66 on 11/1 with fellow complicated-noise freaks Car Bomb and Torrential Downpour. No tix on sale yet, but keep an eye out. Cleric are also working on their first studio material since 2010’s mind-bending LP Regressions.

Speaking of Philly, the long-running and innovative Philadelphian metalcore troup Starkweather have announced a show at ABC No Rio on 11/9 with the on-and-off metallic hardcore crew Darkside NYC, Canadian crusties Corrupt Leaders and Lords of Death. Starkweather play live very rarely these days, and they’ve already played one NYC show at ABC No Rio this year. Regression to the mean suggests that you’re unlikely to catch them here again any time soon, so don’t miss this one.

Check out both Child Abuse and Cleric’s full tour schedules, and stream music from both bands plus Starkweather, below.

Child Abuse October tour dates
7 – GoodWeekend, Allentown, PA. w/Sourvein + Manbeast
8 – Khybar, Philadelphia, PA. w/Backslider + Cleric
9- Strange Matter, Richmond, VA. w/R-Complex + Astrology Diet
10 – Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. w/A Guide to Rational Thinking + CP/M
11 – Krankies, Winston-Salem, NC. w/Primovanhalen + Macrogaster.
12 – Conundrum Music Hall, West Columbia, SC. w/Sein Zum Tode + Trees on Mars
13 – Static Age, Asheville, NC. w/Lulo.
14 – Sluggo’s North, Chattanooga, TN. w/Segamented Worms
15 – The Owl Farm, Nashville, TN. w/Nicoffeine + Gnarlwhal
16 – Foam City, Lafayette, IN. w/Czern.
17 – Schafly Tap Room, St. Louis, MO. w/Yowie, Conformists + Chris Rolls
18 – Club Rectum, Chicago, IL. w/Pampers, Rectal Hygenics, + Running
19 – Hexagon Bar, Minneapolis, MN. w/Scaphe + Weakwick
20 – Mickey’s Tavern, Madison, WI. w/Trin Tran
21 – The Summit, Columbus, OH. w/Giant Claw + bbigpigg
22 – Hazelwood Lodge, Rochester, NY. w/Blizzaro + Lamby
23 – The Boat, Toronto, ON. w/Thighs + Bbigpigg
24 – Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal, QC.
25 – TBA, Boston, MA.
26- Kristina’s World, Providence, RI. w/Sunk Heaven
27- Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY. w/Cellular Chaos + NEBADON.

Cleric November tour dates
Fri 11/1/2013 Brooklyn, NY Coco 66 w/ Carbomb, Torrential Downpour
Sat 11/2/2013 TBA
Sun 11/3/2013 Yellow Springs, OH Glen Building w/ Hyrrokkin
Mon 11/4/2013 Detroit, MI TBA w/ Hyrrokkin
Tues 11/5/2013 Chicago, IL TBA
Wed 11/6/2013 Milwaukee, WI Rock N Roll Palace w/ Northless
Thur 11/7/2013 Minneapolis, MN TBA w/ Morality Crisis
Fri 11/8/2011 TBA
Sat 11/9/2013 Kansas City, MO Art Closet Studios
Sun 11/10/2013 Denver, CO BAR BAR
Tues 11/12/2013 Salt Lake City, UT TBA
Wed 11/13/2013 Boise, ID Red Room
Thur 11/14/2013 Portland, OR East End w/ Beringia, Lb.!, Vultures in the Sky
Fri 11/15/2013 Seattle, WA The Highline w/ Heiress, Lb.!, Czar, Un
Sat 11/16/2013 Tacoma, WA O’Malleys w/ Manhammer, Czar, Barefoot Barnacle
Sun 11/17/2013 Eugene, OR The Black Forest
Mon 11/18/2013 Chico, CA 1078 Gallery
Tues 11/19/2013 Oakland, CA Night Light w/ Ca$hpony
Wed 11/20/2013 San Luis Obispo, CA Frankie Teardrop’s
Thur 11/21/2013 Long Beach, CA TBA w/ Orange Tulip Conspiracy
Fri 11/22/2013 Los Angeles, CA TBA w/ Orange Tulip Conspiracy
Sat 11/23/2013 Tucson, AZ The Surly Wench
Mon 11/25/2013 Austin, TX TBA
Tues 11/26/2013 Fort Worth Lola’s w/ Pinkish Black
Wed 11/27/2013 Memphis, TN TBA
Fri 11/29/2013 Nashville, TN Springwater w/ The Most Amazing Century of Science
Sat 11/30/2013 Charlotte, NC Milestone w/ Cheezface
Sun 12/1/2013 Baltimore, MD TBA

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