The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
CAR SEAT HEADREST
Car Seat Headrest, who we recently caught at Brooklyn Steel in NYC, are one of the many acts playing Firefly Fest in June (but not one of the acts playing Coachella in April). Before then they have a run of February headlining shows around their big show at Madison Square Garden with Interpol and Snail Mail on 2/16 (try code MSG2019 to get discount tickets to that). CSH also open for Interpol at Red Rocks in May.
START MAKING SENSE (TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE)
Long-running, 7-person Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense are starting to populate their 2019 schedule with shows in Boise (originally at Knitting Factory but moved to The Olympic due to fire), New Hope (home of Ween), Portland, Seattle, Burlington, Ithaca, and (not on their site yet) at The Hamilton in DC.
It still feels like OFF! is the "new" project/supergroup of Circle Jerks/Black Flag singer Keith Morris, Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and Rocket From The Crypt/Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba. But 2019 marks OFF!'s 10th year as a band! And they're still active. They recetly filled in for High on Fire on three Municipal Waste tour dates and have so far announced two festival appearances for 2019: Camp Anarchy in Thronville, OH (May 31-June 2) and Muddy Roots in Cookeville, TN (Aug 30 - Sep 1).
JLIN / KEVIN BEASLEY
Forward-thinking electronic producer Jlin announced three consecutive shows at NYC's Whitney Museum on 3/2, in collaboration with sculptor/sound artist Kevin Beasley. According to the museum, the performance entails Jlin "interacting directly with [Beasley's] cotton gin motor installation to produce new sound compositions in the gallery space." Tickets are on sale now, and you can find out more info about the performances here.
BENNY THE BUTCHER
Buffalo rapper Benny the Butcher taps into the grimy, nostalgic sounds of '90s boom-bap, and his recent release Tana Talk 3 landed on Pitchfork's Best Rap Albums of 2018 list. Later this month, he'll be playing a NYC show at S.O.B.'s on 1/24, with support from fellow rappers Twon Don, Que Lo Que Boyz, and Connie Diiamond. This is Benny's only upcoming date at the moment.
UK-based electronic producer and Brainfeeder signee Iglooghost will be bringing his brand of colorful, cerebral rhythms to North America for a few shows, taking place in NYC (Elsewhere on 1/30 with Umru), Philly, and Montreal. Check here for all upcoming dates.
Crossover thrash veterans D.R.I. are remaining busy, with an upcoming appearance at Maryland Deathfest in the spring. The band also revealed plans to tour, and while most of the cities are currently secret, it was revealed they'll be playing Queens' Blackthorn 51 on 5/25. After these shows, the band will tour Europe in the summer, before returning to the US for a fall tour. Head here for all currently announced dates and stay tuned for more updates.
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