by Andrew Sacher

Hot Water Music
Hot Water Music

Post-hardcore/punk mainstays Hot Water Music have been revealing some dates they'll play this January, which will likely be part of a full tour. (UPDATE: full tour dates below.) Those dates include a NYC show which happens on January 24 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. That show, and others on the tour, will have some pretty solid support from La Dispute and The Menzingers, both of who have toured with HWM in the past. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/2) at noon.

The Menzingers at Riot Fest Brooklyn 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
The Menzingers

It's no secret that I think La Dispute are one of the best young post-hardcore bands out there, and if you're headed to the show it's worth getting there early to catch their classic rock riffage meets early-mewithoutYou poetry. But I have to admit, I had been a little iffy on Philly's The Menzingers in the past, but more recent listens to their 2012 LP, On The Impossible Past have finally won me over. The band play a similar kind of post-Bouncing Souls (who they've toured with) punk to The Gaslight Anthem, Titus Andronicus, and (more lyrically than musically) The Hold Steady. The opener on Impossible Past, "Good Things," starts soft and kicks into anthemic punk rage in a manner Patrick Stickles would be fond of, if it's not a bit more simplistic than he may have handled it. And with lyrics like "Gettin drunk around back of the Lion's Club/waiting for the shitty bands to finish up/and some kids played hacky sack while the others just got high" on "Gates," it's hard not to think of a young Craig Finn. You can stream some of the tracks off On The Impossible Past below.

The Menzingers will also be in NYC to open for Taking Back Sunday at their first of two sold out shows at Terminal 5 (11/23), where TBS will be playing Tell All Your Friends in full.

Those Menzingers song streams and a list of all tour dates are below.


The Menzingers - "Good Things"

The Menzingers - "Gates"

The Menzingers - "The Obituaries"

Hot Water Music -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
Jan 16 Tampa, FL - Orpheum
Jan 17 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
Jan 18 Gainesville, FL - Florida Theatre
Jan 19 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Jan 20 Charlotte, NC - Amo's Southend
Jan 22 Washington, DC - 930 Club*
Jan 23 Providence, RI - The Met
Jan 24 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *$
Jan 25 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Jan 26 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Jan 28 Montreal, QC - Olympia
Jan 29 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*
Jan 30 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar*
Jan 31 Chicago, IL - Metro*
Feb 1 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights*
Feb 2 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Feb 3 Denver, CO - Summit
Feb 5 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
Feb 6 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Feb 7 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Feb 8 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Feb 9 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue
Feb 10 Seattle, WA - Showbox
* w/ La Dispute
$ w/ The Menzingers

La Dispute -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
Mon/Oct 29 Savannah, GA - After Dark @ FBC #
Tues/Oct 30 Birmingham, AL - Zydaco #
Wed/Oct 31 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre #
Thur/Nov 01 Hattiesburg, MS - Bennie's Boom Boom Room #
Fri/Nov 02 Baton Rouge, LA - The Cypress #
Sat/Nov 03 Austin, TX - FFF NIGHT SHOW #
Sun/Nov 04 Austin, TX - FFF #
Sat/Jan 19 Masquerade Atlanta, GA*
Thu/Jan 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*
# - w/ Sainthood Reps
* - w/ Hot Water Music, The Menzingers

The Menzingers -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
Oct 29 Music Farm Charleston, SC
Oct 30 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
Nov 01 The Jewish Mother Hill Top Virginia Beach, VA
Nov 02 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Nov 03 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Nov 04 Firebird St Louis, MO
Nov 06 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Nov 07 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Nov 09 Now That's Class Cleveland, OH
Nov 10 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 16 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ*
Nov 17 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA*
Nov 18 State Theatre Portland, ME*
Nov 20 Lupo's Providence, RI*
Nov 23 Terminal 5 New York, NY*
Nov 27 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Dec 12 L3 St Catharines, Canada
Dec 13 Call The Office London, Canada
Dec 15 Union Commerciale Quebec City, Canada
Dec 16 Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Canada
Jan 19 Masquerade Atlanta, GA^
Jan24 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY^
* - w/ Taking Back Sunday
^ - w/ Hot Water Music, La Dispute

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