tours announced: Pharmakon, Black Milk, Just Friends/Save Face/Sonder Bombs, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
NEUROSIS / BELL WITCH / DEAFKIDS
Neurosis’ live show remains truly earth-shattering, the kind of thing you really need to experience for yourself at least once (and hopefully more times than that), so it’s exciting that their East Coast/Midwest tour is finally about to get underway. The tour begins in Atlanta tonight (8/7), and it’s with two great support bands: Bell Witch, who share Neurosis’ knack for mixing thick, lumbering riffs and gorgeous atmospheric passages but in a very different way, and Brazilian psychedelic punks Deafkids, who recently released a new album on Neurosis’ label. The tour includes a NYC show at Brooklyn Steel on Saturday (8/11), and we’re giving away tickets to that one at Invisible Oranges. All dates here.
Noise artist Pharmakon shared a second song off her upcoming album Devour (due 8/30 via Sacred Bones) today and she’s also going on a lengthy tour after playing Hopscotch Fest, including shows in Richmond, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Montreal, Providence, Philly, Baltimore, and more. All dates here.
Detroit rapper Black Milk released his new EP DiVE on Mass Appeal/Computer Ugly last week, and now he’s gearing up for shows with his live backing band Nat Turner. So far, he announced a hometown show and a Brooklyn show.
JUST FRIENDS / SAVE FACE / THE SONDER BOMBS
Just Friends have announced a tour behind last year’s Nothing But Love (Pure Noise Records), a fun, lighthearted, genre-defying album that fuses indie-punk, ska, funk rock, hip hop, and more, and ends up sounding like Sublime or Fishbone but with a modern DIY twist. They’re set to tour with NJ emo-punks Save Face and ukulele-infused indie-punks The Sonder Bombs, which is a cool, diverse bill all around. All dates (including Brooklyn Bazaar on 10/4 and Asbury Park’s House of Independents on 10/5) here.
HABIBI / FRUIT & FLOWERS
Brooklyn’s garage/psych/surf/pop group Habibi will be on tour with Fruit & FLowers starting August 21 in Pittsburgh and from there hit, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, Richmond, Brooklyn (Sultan Room on 9/3), Elizabethtown, and Minneapolis. In November they’ll play Levitation in Austin and stop by Dallas afterwards. All dates are here and listen to their Cardamom Garden EP below:
HOVVDY (DATES W/ LOMELDA, CAROLINE SAYS)
Austin duo Hovvdy will release new album Heavy Lifters in October 18 and on that day will kick off their fall tour with celebratory hometown shows. They’ll be out with Lomelda for the whole tour and the first half is also with Kevin Krauter, while the second half is with Nick Dorian. Dates include Philly, Allston, Brooklyn (Rough Trade on 10/29), Memphis, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver and more.They’ve also got dates this month with Lomelda. All date are here.
GUIDED BY VOICES
Having just announced their third album of 2019, indie rock greats Guided by Voices have tour dates coming up, including Riot Fest in Chicago, a Brooklyn show at Industry City on September 27 (tickets), New Year’s Eve at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, and more.
H2O / COMEBACK KID / ABUSE OF POWER
Melodic hardcore vets H2O’s 25th anniversary tour is coming up, and in addition to direct support from Comeback Kid, it was revealed that the tour will also feature promising up-and-comers Abuse of Power, who released their very good debut album What On Earth Can We Do on Triple B Records earlier this year. AOP also play NJ’s Back To School Jam. All dates here.
Experimental math rockers Battles announced a new album and tour.
Former Chairlift leader Caroline Polachek will premiere her new album, Pang, at five shows this fall: Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, London and Amsterdam.
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
Death Valley Girls just released a new single and will stay on the road for most of 2019, including runs with The Distillers and Crocodiles.