AJJ

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ABOUT AJJ

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The Afghan Whigs

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ABOUT THE AFGHAN WHIGS

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Evolving from a garage punk band in the vein of the ReplacementsDinosaur Jr., and Mudhoney to a literate, moody, soul-inflected post-punk quartet, the Afghan Whigs were one of the most critically acclaimed alternative bands of the early ’90s. Although the band never broke into the mainstream, it developed a dedicated cult following, primarily because of lead singer/songwriter Greg Dulli‘s tortured, angst-ridden tales of broken relationships and self-loathing. The Afghan Whigs were one of the few alternative bands around in the late ’90s to acknowledge R&B, attempting to create a fusion of soul and post-punk.

The Afghan Whigs were formed when the members — vocalist/rhythm guitarist Greg Dulli, bassist John Curley, lead guitarist Rick McCollum, and drummer Steve Earle — were attending the University of Cincinnati. Dulli, who was raised in Hamilton, Ohio, was studying film at the university, where he met fellow students McCollum and Earle. Unlike the rest of the band, Curley didn’t attend the University of Cincinnati. He arrived in the city to intern as a photographer at The Cincinnati Enquirer, which his father — who published USA Today — arranged for him; for the next few years, Curley continued to shoot pictures for the paper, quitting only when the band’s schedule became too busy for him to work both jobs. Dulli happened to meet Curley when visiting a friend’s apartment building. Eventually, the pair formed the Afghan Whigs in 1986, along with McCollum and Earle.

In 1988, the Afghan Whigs released their debut album, Big Top Halloween, on their independent record label, Ultrasuede. The album received good word-of-mouth in underground music publications and college radio. A copy of the record worked its way to the influential Seattle-based independent record label Sub Pop, and the label arranged for the Whigs to release a one-off single. The single led to a full-blown record contract with Sub Pop. Up in It, their first Sub Pop album, was released in 1990. For the next two years, the Afghan Whigs toured America consistently, occasionally heading over to Europe and England. In 1992, their third album, Congregation, was released to very positive reviews. After its release, the band was courted by a number of major labels. The band released one more record on Sub Pop, an EP of soul and R&B covers called Uptown Avondale, and signed to Elektra Records.

Gentlemen, the band’s major-label debut, was released to considerable critical acclaim in the fall of 1993. “Debonair,” the first single pulled from the album, received major play from MTV, and all of the reviews were positive. Nevertheless, the band wasn’t able to ascend past cult status and all the critical praise even engendered a backlash, most notably in the form of an anti-Whigs fanzine called Fat Greg Dulli. In the summer of 1994, the Whigs released the What Jail Is Like EP to coincide with their American tour. Upon the completion of their international tour in the fall of 1994, the Whigs took an extended break. Steve Earle left the band in the spring of 1995; he was replaced by Paul Buchignani, just before the group entered the studio to record its fifth album. Black Love, the Whigs’ second album for Elektra, was released in the spring of 1996. Again, the album received positive reviews but the band failed to break out of its cult status. 1965, their first effort for new label Columbia, followed two years later. However, with the bandmembers living in different states, it would prove to be their last; in February of 2001, the band called it quits, citing geographical separation.

In 2006, the band reunited for a brief recording session for the release of the best-of compilation Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006, which featured two newly recorded tracks: “I’m a Soldier” and “Magazine.” With the members going their separate ways once again, the future of the Whigs was once again put on hold until 2011. In a surprise announcement from British festival organizers All Tomorrow’s Parties, it was revealed that the band would headline ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror festival at London’s Alexandra Palace in May 2012. Kicking off a world tour that would span 2012 and 2013, the original lineup — minus drummer Steve Earle — returned with gusto.

At the beginning of 2014 the group members announced that they had recorded their first album in some 16 years and had returned to the label that had originally launched them, Sub Pop. Do to the Beast was slated for an April 2014 release, and featured a new lineup of the band. Greg Dulli and John Curley were the only original members to return for Do to the Beast, while their accompanists included guitarist Dave Rosser (the Twilight Singersthe Gutter Twins), multi-instrumentalist Mark McGuire (Emeralds), bassist Jon Skibic (Gigolo Auntsthe Twilight Singers), drummer Cully Symington (Okkervil RiverShearwater), and string player Rick Nelson (St. VincentPolyphonic Spree). A subsequent concert tour took the new Whigs to major venues in the United States and Europe, including a major spot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. In October 2014, the band capped off the year with a deluxe reissue of Gentlemen, expanded to a two-disc set with the addition of B-sides, unreleased demos, and live tracks.

The year 2016 found the Afghan Whigs once again revisiting their back catalog with an expanded two-disc edition of Black Love, featuring outtakes and alternate mixes along with a remastered version of the original album. Greg Dulli announced that the Afghan Whigs would play two shows in conjunction with the Black Love reissue, one in New Orleans and the other in Los Angeles. Both shows were benefits for latter-day Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser, who was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer earlier in the year. Despite Rosser’s health problems, he appeared on 2017’s In Spades, a studio album Dulli described as “spooky,” going on to say, “To me it’s about memory — in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together.” ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

 


ABOUT PINK MOUNTAINTOPS

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Since their 2004 self-titled debut, Pink Mountaintops have supplied an outlet for the more arcane fascinations of Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean. On Peacock Pools—Pink Mountaintops’ first new music in eight years—the British Columbia-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist shares 12 songs sparked from his magpie-like curiosity for a wild expanse of cultural artifacts: the sci-fi body horror of David Cronenberg, Disney Read-Along Records from the 1970s, early Pink Floyd and mid-career Gary Numan, John Carpenter movies, Ornette Coleman live videos, a 1991 essay on the cult of bodybuilding by postmodern feminist Camille Paglia. Featuring counterculture icons like Steven McDonald of Redd Kross and Dale Crover of Melvins, Peacock Pools alchemizes those obsessions into a body of work with its own enchanting power, the sonic equivalent of falling down a thousand rabbit holes at once and landing somewhere gloriously strange.

Emo Nite @ 191 Toole Presented by Emo Nite LA

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$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Living The Dream Foundation.

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

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Emo Nite was started by Morgan Freed and T.J. Petracca in December of 2014. What began as a party at a small dive bar in Echo Park quickly grew into a full-blown phenomenon. The movement took has expanded from the tiny dive bar on LA’s east time, to recurring events thrown by dozens of friends in over 30 cities nationwide. Attracting some of the biggest names in music including Post Malone, Good Charlotte, All Time Low, Demi Lovato and many more, Emo Nite has also expanded to the festival circuit, curating their own full-day festivals as well as booking coveted performance spots on lineups at Coachella, Life is Beautiful, and Firefly. At its core, Emo Nite has always been about the music. Throughout the years, it has become a space where fans of the genre and the entire Emo Nite community have come together to celebrate emo music, both new and old.

Outside of curating one of a kind events, the Emo Nite founders have created successful clothing collaborations with companies like OBEY, Urban Outfitters, PLEASURES, The Hundreds, Rose in Good Faith, Chinatown Market, OWSLA.

Emo Nite has been featured in outlets like MTV, PAPER, Teen Vogue, Consequence of SoundForbesRolling StoneThe New YorkerLA TimesBillboardLA WeeklyTime Out LAAlternative PressFUSEHelloGiggles KERRANG! and talked about on the Grammy’s Red Carpet.

Wilderado @ 191 Toole

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Formed in the California mountains, but originally hailing from Tulsa, OK, Wilderado have been steadily building a passionate fan base and defining who they are since 2015. When they first came together, Maxim Rainer (lead vocals, guitar), Tyler Wimpee (guitar, vocals) and Justin Kila (drums) spent a summer in Latigo Canyon, a secluded part of Malibu, with longtime Sufjan Stevens collaborator James McAlister, immersing themselves in writing and recording. Those songs went on to form early EP releases with tastemaker indie labels IAMSOUND and National Anthem, which garnered more than 130 million streams, but more crucially provided the backbone to years of touring.

Following initial recording sessions at their one-time home and creative space named “The Misty Shrub” (the title of the first EP) in Latigo Canyon (the title of the second EP), the band returned Tulsa to base themselves from their hometown. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the USA a half dozen times playing with artists as diverse as Kings of Leon, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Mt. Joy, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and have performed on the main stage at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bottlerock and Austin City Limits.

Some time off from the road in 2020 meant that the band were able to focus on completing their debut eponymous LP. Working with producers and friends James McAlister (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Taylor Swift), Chad Copelin (Broncho, LANY) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) the debut record was released in the fall of 2021 via Bright Antenna Records. Single ‘Head Right’ shows the ambition and intent of a band on the up. With this single and their TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the band achieved their first Top 10 hit at Alternative Radio, reaching the mark after an incredible 26 weeks on the chart.

A 6 week long totally sold out US tour marked the start of 2022 and the return to the road, with UK and Irish dates supporting alt-J and a full year of touring in support of the record on the horizon.

Hail the Sun

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ABOUT HAIL THE SUN

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Hail the Sun isn’t anything. They just are.

They continue to push what is known as post-hardcore into realms that both your metal friend will love, and you can show your grandma. The band has been actively writing and touring together for over a decade. This comes out clearly when listening to their music, and this is no exception with their newest album New Age Filth. I could go on to list what inspires them, their hardships, their influences, etc. But, why? There is absolutely nothing that could be said to fully reign in what the band is. So you just have to listen. No, you need to listen. Chances are that once you do, you will relate to the thousands of followers who not only appreciate the music in the most loyal way, but they appreciate the entity that is Hail the Sun. The lifestyle that is Hail the Sun.

The moments that are Hail the Sun.

 

 

ABOUT STRAWBERRY GIRLS

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Strawberry Girls is an instrumental trio from Salinas, California featuring Ben Rosett (Eternity Forever), Zac Garren (formerly of Dance Gavin Dance) and Ian Jennings. They’ve toured with bands such as CHON, Polyphia, Dance Gavin Dance, Intervals, The Contortionist, and mewithoutYou. 
 They’re currently finishing their 5th full length album, and have released “Honeydew” and “Crazy” featuring Andrés. 
 “The band is aptly named after 80’s post-punk song “Christine”, by Siouxsie & the Banshees, which was written about the real life patient Christine Sizemore who was portrayed by Joanne Woodward in the 1957 movie The Three Faces of Eve. In the movie, Christine interweaves three distinct personalities, similar to how Strawberry Girls blends genres. It’s a fitting name to a band that has effortlessly intertwined dynamic changes in their songs for four LP’s and will continue to do so on their next one.”

 

ABOUT ANDRES

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ABOUT AMARIONETTE

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Amarionette is a NÜ Funk/Rock band from Las Vegas, NV that formed in 2010. Over the last several years they have embarked on numerous tours with national acts such as Kurt Travis, Strawberry Girls, Eidola, Andrés, etc. In 2018, Amarionette parted ways with former lead vocalist Quin White, and have released two EP’s with new lead vocalist, Issy Berry titled AMVRI and Evolution. 
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Giovannie & The Hired Guns @ 191 Toole

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In the last few years alone, Giovannie & The Hired Guns have grown from a massively beloved local live act to an undeniable new force on the national rock scene. Formed back when frontman Giovannie Yanez was working the counter at a pawnshop, the Stephenville, Texas-based band has amassed millions of streams almost entirely through word-of-mouth, thanks in no small part to their unforgettable live show—an electrifying spectacle that invariably leaves audiences sweat-drenched and ecstatic. With their high-octane collision of rock-and-roll and country, Giovannie & The Hired Guns are now at work on a hotly anticipated new album showcasing their hard-hitting sound, emotionally raw storytelling, and the kind of authentically gritty energy that’s sorely missing from rock music today.

 

As revealed on their 2017 full-length debut Bad Habits and 2020 self-titled album, Giovannie & The Hired Guns draw much of their power from the eclectic sensibilities at the heart of the band: drummer Milton Toles, for instance, brings a soulful intensity deeply informed by playing music in church as a kid, while guitarist Jerrod Flusche’s background includes session work with such prominent country acts as Koe Wetzel and Sam Riggs & the Night People. With their lineup rounded out by guitarist Carlos Villa and bassist Alex Trejo, the band also taps into elements of everything from Southern rock and stoner metal to la musica norteña and Latin hip-hop. “We’re all from different walks of life, and we all have our own unique style that we add to the band,” says Yanez. “No one’s ever telling anyone else how or what to play; we just show up and jam out and it all comes together so naturally—nothing is ever forced with us.”

 

Originally from the Northern Texas town of Mineral Wells, Yanez first explored his soul-baring approach to songwriting at the age of 17 (“It pretty much started right after the first big heartbreak,” he notes). Around that same time, he began performing at local dive bars while holding down a job at a nearby rock quarry. “I’d go play gigs and be out till about three in the morning, then get up to go to work at seven—it was a struggle for a while, but I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life,” says Yanez. Not long after landing his job at the pawnshop, Yanez crossed paths with Trejo and soon began assembling the Hired Guns lineup, then pushed forward with an equally grueling gig schedule. “When we first started out it was always, ‘Hey guys, can you play a four-hour set with two breaks? Here’s $200,’” Yanez recalls. As word got out about their can’t-miss live performance, the band began selling out shows all across their home state, in addition to sharing stages with the likes of Read Southall Band and Kody West. And in a particularly thrilling turn, 2019 saw Giovannie & The Hired Guns opening for platinum-selling country star Jason Aldean to a crowd of 36,000 at Globe Life Park stadium.

 

Each released without the support of a record label, Giovannie & The Hired Guns’ two studio albums have drastically expanded their following, largely on the strength of viscerally charged tracks like “Rooster Tattoo” (a cut from their self-titled effort that’s now surpassed 3.7 million streams on Spotify). The band have continued to pursue their potent instincts on recent singles like “Ramon Ayala,” a freewheeling anthem named for the famed Mexican singer/songwriter whose music served as an essential part of the soundtrack to Yanez’s childhood. “Some of our songs are pure fun, and some will hit you in the gut and make you cry—it all just depends on what’s in my heart in that moment,” says Yanez.

 

With their third full-length due out in 2022, Giovannie & The Hired Guns remain intent on bringing that unbridled passion to each and every live set. “Anytime we’re onstage the most important thing is connecting with the crowd in a way that makes them feel like they’re part of the show,” says Yanez. “Everyone’s got their struggles and their demons, but hopefully our music can help people let go a little and feel like everything’s going to be okay. I know it’s been the thing that’s kept me sane, and now I just want to keep spreading that love.”

 

The Basements: EP Release Party @ 191 Toole

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ABOUT THE BASEMENTS

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The Basements are an alternative rock group formed at the University of Arizona. Sebastian Driver (vocals/guitar) is from Anchorage, Alaska. Alex Sciortino (drums) and Brandon Pors (lead guitar) hail from Peoria, Arizona. Dylan Goode (bass) is from San Francisco. When they aren’t too busy saving the world from evil, you can find them around Tucson and her ever they serve the best drinks. The Basements will be performing at 191 Toole on May 6th to celebrate the release of their new EP, which will be available on the same day. Until then, you can stream their new single, “Better for You”, on April 14th. Whatever kind of music you’re into, The Basements will be sure to have you dancing like nobody’s watching.

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HEALTH

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The last two years changed music for everyone. They might have changed HEALTH for the better.

 

Three years after VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the L.A. trio’s ferocious entry into the world of heavy music, HEALTH return with the second half of their DISCO4 series. On the first installment in 2020, they swapped remixes for original collaborations with Perturbator, 100 Gecs and JPEGMAFIA.

 

A whole lot went to hell in the meantime, forcing the band to re-invent how they wrote music together. For DISCO4 :: PART II they cut it fast and mean, recruiting both legends and nascent contenders of heavy music and its many peripheral genres.

 

The centerpiece of DISCO4 :: Part II is the Nine Inch Nails collaboration “ISN’T EVERYONE,” which re-unites HEALTH with their early-career arena tourmates. The mesh between Trent Reznor’s growls and Jake Duzsik’s gossamer melodies—all over a gigantic synth barrage—feels like a new moment in industrial music.

 

On “COLD BLOOD,” their latest single with metal titans Lamb of God, HEALTH show they can devote themselves to a genre and detonate it all in the same track. Its blistering heaviness juxtaposed against album cuts like the raucous “GNOSTIC FLESH/MORTAL HELL” (with noise-rap banshee Backxwash and the virtuosically scabrous trio Ho99o9) or the contemplative “STILL BREATHING” (co-piloted with teenage post-punk experimentalist Ekkstacy), demonstrates the breadth of HEALTH’s sonic palette and ability to incorporate what heavy music looks like today and going forward.

 

From their twitchy 2007 debut, through the groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and 2015’s DEATH MAGIC, multi-instrumentalists/producers Jacob Duzsik and John Famiglietti, and drummer Benjamin Miller, snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse rave sounds alike.

 

HEALTH are not only making the heaviest, most genre-obliterating music of their career. They’re documenting just how insane it feels to be alive right now.