by Andrew Sacher


Olympia's Hysterics have been circulating the blogosphere for some time now, and for good reason. Their most recent EP, Can't I Live?, is an excellent six-track collection that evokes the best moments of early hardcore but doesn't feel regressive. My personal favorite song on it might be the closing track, "No Vision," which has a similar sense of urgency (and similar guitar riffs) to Nervous Breakdown-era Black Flag, but actually sounds angrier.

I wrote the above about Olympia punks Hysterics when we highlighted them recently and mentioned they had TBA shows planned. Those shows have now been announced. The band will play a few dates in their home state this month, and then before a European tour they'll hit NYC on May 2 at 538 Johnson with Exit Order (who just won us over at their show with Priests), New Crime and Sorrows; and May 3 at Death by Audio with Ajax (mems of Creem, Nuclear Spring) and God Mode (not to be confused with the record label).

All of their dates are listed, with a stream of the Can't I Live? EP, below...


Hysterics - Can't I Live?

Hysterics -- 2014 Tour Dates
16th Apr - Olympia, WA - The Ralph House w/ Thou, Cloud Rat, Reivers (day show)
16th Apr - Olympia, WA - Cryptatropa w/ Gun Outfit, Moldy Castle
25th Apr - Seattle, WA - The Nuthole w/ Health Problems, Trrash
26th Apr - Olympia, WA - Oldschool Pizzeria w/ Nudes, Bricklayer
2nd May - Brooklyn, NY - 538 Johnson w/ Exit Order, New Crime, Sorrows
3rd May - Brooklyn, NY - Death by Audio w/ Ajax, God Mode
6th May - Kortrijk BELGIUM - The Pits
7th May - Nottingham UK - JT Soar
8th May - Manchester UK
9th May - Leeds UK - Wharf Chambers
10th May - Brighton UK - The Westhill Hall
11th May - London UK
12th May - Paris FRANCE - La Miroiterie
13th May - Bordeaux FRANCE - l'Athénée Libertaire
14th May - Zarautz SPAIN - Gaztetxe
15th May - Logrono SPAIN
16th May - Barcelona SPAIN - CSO l'Astilla
17th May - Lyon FRANCE
18th May - Milano ITALY - T 28
19th May - Munich GERMANY - Kafe Kult
20th May - Zagreb CROATIA - Grey Room
21st May - Budapest HUNGARY - Trafik Klub
22nd May - Vienna AUSTRIA - Venster 99
23rd May - Brno CZECH REPUBLIC
24th May - Warsaw POLAND - Klub CDQ
25th May - Berlin GERMANY - K 19
26th May - Leipzig GERMANY - Zoro
27th May - Bremen GERMANY - G 18
28th May - Malmö SWEDEN
29th May - Oslo NORWAY
30th May - Gothenburg SWEDEN
31st May - Copenhagen DENMARK - Dödsmaskinen
1st June - Aarhus DENMARK - Trøjborg Beboerhus
2nd June - Hamburg GERMANY - Hafenklang
3rd June - Münster GERMANY - Baracke
4th June - Amsterdam NETHERLANDS - Occii