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Cursive, Cloud Nothings + The Appleseed Cast – 11/16/19

Cursive, Cloud Nothings + The Appleseed Cast @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.


Tickets: https://cursivemiami.eventbrite.com

Get Fixed Tour 2019…Join us for the return of Cursive to South FL and the Miami debut of Cloud Nothings. Support: The Appleseed Cast

Cursive
 

Over the past two decades, Cursive has become known for writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty. 2000’s Domestica dealt with divorce; 2003’s The Ugly Organ tackled art, sex, and relationships; 2006’s Happy Hollow skewered organized religion; 2009’s Mama, I’m Swollen grappled with the human condition and social morality; and 2012’s I Am Gemini explored the battle between good and evil. But the band’s remarkable eighth full-length, Vitriola, required a different approach — one less rigidly themed and more responsive as the band struggles with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand.

For the first time since Happy Hollow, Vitriola reunites Kasher, guitarist/singer Ted Stevens and bassist Matt Maginn with founding drummer Clint Schnase, as well as co-producer Mike Mogis at ARC Studios in Omaha. They’re joined by Patrick Newbery on keys (who’s been a full-time member for years) and touring mainstay Megan Siebe on cello. The album runs the sonic gamut between rich, resonant melodicism, Hitchcockian anxiety, and explosive catharsis — and no Cursive album would be complete without scream-along melodies and lyrics that, upon reflection, make for unlikely anthems.

Cloud Nothings
 

Cloud Nothings was founded in a Cleveland basement, the one-man recording project of Dylan Baldi. Prolific from the start, Baldi’s early work was rough but immediate: crudely recorded, spring-loaded spasms of Buzzcocks-informed pop that quickly found an online following among the lo-fi-inclined.

Their sixth studio album, entitled Last Building Burning, was released on October 19, 2018 on Carpark Records. Following its release “Under the Radar” rated the album 8/10 stating “…Cloud Nothings have never been better.” “The Line of Best Fit” 9/10 saying “Baldi and his conspirators have created something fantastic here – easily matching the scope and ambition of artists across the musical spectrum. They always seemed to be on the cusp of greatness, and Last Building Burning is their first step over that threshold.” “Pitchfork” 7.6 and singles out the track “Leave Him Now” as “Cloud Nothings at their best: direct, visceral, vulnerable. It hits in the gut and rings in the head, striking that golden ratio of ferocity and tunefulness that this band does best.”

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The Appleseed Cast
 

The Appleseed Cast is an American rock band, based in Lawrence, Kansas, with 20 years of recording and touring. The band was founded in the early days of emo by singer-guitarist Christopher Crisci and guitarist Aaron Pillar, and quickly grew to fame. The Appleseed Cast has steadily evolved over the release of eight full-length albums with Crisci at the songwriting helm, changing lineups but never breaking up, continuing to hone the TAC sound. The band’s current lineup includes Crisci, Ben Kimball, Nick Fredrickson, and Sean Bergman.

Major acclaim first came in the early 2000s and earned them a 9.0 from Pitchfork for their album set Low Level Owl, Vol I and Vol II. The band has enjoyed continued high praise for their work on Two Conversations, Peregrine, Illumination Ritual, and others.

The Messthetics (featuring members of Fugazi) **Free Show** – 3/28/19

The Messthetics (featuring members of Fugazi) **Free Show** w/harpist on Ghostly International, Mary Lattimore & Miami Noise King, Rat Bastard @ Las Rosas in Miami. Early arrival strongly suggested. Space is limited.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1780958

The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed. Anthony Pirog is a jazz and experimental guitarist based in Washington, D.C. The trio’s debut on Dischord Records was recorded at Canty’s practice space throughout 2017, live and mostly without overdubs. It’s a snapshot of a band dedicated to the live ideal, where structure gives birth to improvisation.

The Messthetics
Website: http://themessthetics.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/themessthetics/
Dischord Records: http://dischord.com/

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Mary Lattimore
Website: http://marylattimore.net
Facebook: http://facebook.com/harpistmarylattimore/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/marylattimore
Instagram: http://instagram.com/maryoverthere

Mary Lattimore is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise. Her first solo record, the Withdrawing Room, was released on Desire Path Recordings in 2014. The solo recordings that followed, At the Dam and Collected Pieces, were released by Ghostly International.
Mary has also recorded synth + harp duo projects with Elysse Thebner Miller (And the Birds Flew Overhead) and Jeff Zeigler (Slant of Light) and has co-written reimagined scores for the 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, directed by Philippe Garrel (who approved of the project), and the Czech New Wave classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, and performed these scores live throughout the US with Jeff Zeigler and the Valerie Project, respectively. She has contributed and written harp parts for such artists as Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Meg Baird, Steve Gunn, the Clientele, Hop Along, Jarvis Cocker, Karen Elson, Ed Askew and Quilt.
Ghostly International will release her third solo record in late spring of 2018.

Rat Bastard
Website: http://squelchers.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Rat-Bastard-Worldwide-126254357547041/

American guitarist and audio engineer/producer who served as second engineer and studio coordinator on Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids After School Special in 1991. He co-founded To Live And Shave In L.A. with Tom Smith (2), Scraping Teeth 1993 Spin magazine’s “Worst Band In America” and Laundry Room Squelchers. also, tour support for Costes’s Holy Virgin Cult in 2003.
Rat Bastard founded the International Noise Conference in 2003, which brings in noise artists from across the globe for 15-minute sets of energy, chaos and often confrontational theatrics to Miami.

Mineral: 25th Anniversary Tour with Tancred & Pohgoh – 1/9/19

Mineral: 25th Anniversary Tour with special guests Tancred & Pohgoh @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1682955

“When Mineral broke up in 1998, they had been together for only four years and released only two full-lengths, yet their shaping of the indie rock landscape cannot be overstated. “ – All Music Guide

 

EndSerenading was the second, and final album released by Mineral. It was the definitive statement by the Austin, TX based band. So final, in fact, that the band members had actually gone their separate ways prior to the album’s release in 1998.

What ended in 1998, actually began four years earlier, in Houston, TX, when friends Christopher Simpson (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Gomez (bass), Gabriel Wiley (drums) and Scott McCarver (guitar) formed the band Mineral. Mineral launched into touring immediately, often alongside other indie bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, Texas is the Reason, Knapsack, Braid, and The Get Up Kids, garnering them a legion of fans from the outset.

Eventually the band relocated to Austin, TX and a debut single, Gloria b/w Parking Lot, on Caulfield Records followed, as did more touring. Via a zine editor in Colorado, the single found it’s way to Jeff Matlow at crank! A RECORD COMPANY, which eventually led to an album deal and the release of The Power Of Failing in 1996.

Upon the release of the first album, Mineral quickly emerged as one of the leaders in the burgeoning indie / emo music scene. College radio loved the record. The press gushed about the band. It was inevitable that the major labels would come calling. Interscope Records eventually won the major label beauty contest and signed the band.

Such were the circumstances when the band went into Big Fish Studios in San Diego, California with Mark Trombino (Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World) to record one final record for crank! A RECORD COMPANY. EndSerenading was the result. The songs for the record had not come easily, nor did the recording of them. But the album was strong, emotional and daring. It was a Mineral album.

And then it was over. The perfunctory “creative differences” statement was issued. The album was released and new bands were formed. Christopher and Jeremy went on to form The Gloria Record and Gabe founded Pop Unknown.

In a short amount of time, Mineral’s poignant dynamics combined with impassioned lyrics about coming of age was influencing bands everywhere, and still inspires new bands in the indie scene today.

2019 marks the bands 25th anniversary.

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Tancred
Website: https://tancredmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tancredmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tancredjess
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tancredjess/

Tancred is the stage name of former Now, Now guitarist Jess Abbott.

As Tancred, Abbott has released three full-length albums to date. Her first album, titled Capes, was released in 2011 on No Sleep Records. In 2013, Abbott signed to Topshelf Records and released her self-titled second full-length album. In 2016, Abbott signed to Polyvinyl Records and released her third full-length album titled Out of the Garden. On March 27, 2018, she premiered her new single Reviews and announced an album, Nightstand, to be released on June 1, 2018 via Polyvinyl.

Out of the Garden was recorded by OFF!’s Steven McDonald and That Dog.’s Anna Waronker, and was praised by many outlets, including NPR Music, which declared: “Out of the Garden is just phenomenal… this to me feels like a breakthrough.”

A video for Tancred’s song “Pens” was handpicked for NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” series and featured a cameo by Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz.

Tancred has toured with Foxing, Julien Baker, Weaves, and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, and also performed at the 2016 Riot Fest.

Pohgoh
 
Twenty-one years is a long time between albums.
 
Since calling it quits in 1997, Tampa, FL’s Pohgoh has been known to break out the guitars for the occasional one-off reunion over the years. The last one reignited a missing passion and desire to write and perform music together. Susie Ulrey (vocals, guitar), Matt Slate (guitar), Keith Ulrey (drums) and new bassistBrian Roberts (Hankshaw, Murder Suicide Pact) spent the last couple of years hunkered down in their practice space revisiting the old material while hashing out fresh ideas.
In August 2017 the band made their way to Baltimore, MD’s Magpie Cage Recording Studio to record their sophomore full-length with engineer/producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). The result is Secret Club, Pohgoh’s first full-length since 1997’s posthumous In Memory Of Bab, consisting of songs dealing with life as a band after almost 20 years apart and Susie’s 15+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
 
Diagnosed in 2001, Susie’s lyrics touch on the hardships and struggles of living with the disease including, but not limited to, a constant worry of being a burden to others (“Business Mode”), years of chemical and drug therapies (“Super Secret Club”) and a simple nightly fight pleading with her own legs to remain still (“Who’s The You”). The album does have its ‘light in the darkness’ moments, too, with songs about the direction of the reunited band (“Try Harder”) and the sheer power of positive thinking (“Bunch”), of which she declares “I lose battles, but I win wars.” All of this set to a backdrop of crunchy Superchunk-y guitars, even as they visit the more downtempo moments of reflection throughout the 11 tracks.
 
With a rich history within the 90’s DIY/indie/emo scene, Pohgoh was in a small league of female-fronted bands of the era alongside peers like Rainer Maria, Dahlia Seed & Jejune. The band’s previous catalog includes several singles, a split 7″ with Braid, the closing track on the Emo Diaries, Vol. 1 and the aforementioned full-length.
Secret Club is out now on CD/LP/Digital via New Granada Records (US), Barely Regal Records (UK/EU) and Waterslide Records (Japan).
 
PRAISE FOR SECRET CLUB:
“a dynamically playful and DIY-feeling fusion of emo, alternative rock, and power pop.”
– The Fader
 
“a fantastic piece of work that builds upon the bittersweet sonic bedrock the band initially laid out, while lyrically exploring the ups and downs of living with one bitch of a disease.”
– Kerrang (UK)
 
“They were everything I wanted in a band when I was playing music back in the day.”
– Washed Up Emo
 
“you should check this out if you’re fan of Pohgoh’s old pals like Braid and Rainer Maria, or newer bands that keep this sound alive like Into It Over It and Waxahatchee.”
– BrooklynVegan
 
“Alongside J Robbins’ typical rough-and-ready production style, Pohgoh feel so deeply ingrained in the classic emo aesthetic while simultaneously having grown, matured and experienced, and they’re able to capture those feelings in a great return.”
– The Sound Board
 
“It’s quite a musical feat for a band to contrast gloom and disheartenment so well with hope and solidarity. Pohgoh is able to do this in such a laid-back and easy manner as if the long hiatus had never existed.”
– Visions (Germany)