DC band Hammered Hulls are new -- they only played their first show in September as part of The Black Cat's 25th anniversary -- but their members are well known vets of the scene: frontman Alec MacKaye (brother of Minor Threat/Fugazi's Ian MacKaye) was in Untouchables, The Faith, Ignition and The Warmers; bassist Mary Timony's CV includes groups Autoclave, Helium, Wild Flag and her current band, Ex Hex; guitarist Mark Cisneros has played in Des Demonas, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, and The Make-Up; and drummer Chris Wilson has spent time in Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Titus Andronicus. "Our songs started out punk, straight ahead, super Black Flag," Mary Timony recently told The Washington Post. "Now they’re getting a lot more complicated, more proggy." MacKaye added, "Even though we know each other so well, we don’t really know what’s going to happen until it’s happening. As we’re making these songs, they seem to be assembling themselves."
Hammered Hulls don't have any recordings out yet, but you can watch a few live videos from that Black Cat show below. They have more shows coming up, including tonight in DC at The Black Cat, and then dates in January with SAVAK, including another DC show (1/12 @ Comet Ping Pong), Philly (1/11 @ Boot & Saddle) and Brooklyn's Union Pool on January 10 which is also the live debut of Fake Names which includes members of Minor Threat, Refused and more (tickets).
All tour dates are listed below.
Hammered Hulls - 2018/2019 Tour Dates
Dec 19 - Washtington, DC - Black Cat (w/ Bad Moves, Clear Channel)
Jan 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (w/ SAVAK, Fake Names)
Jan 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle (w/ SAVAK)
Jan 12 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong (w/ SAVAK)