Tsuruda, Kirby Bright, Yung Earthy, Sokol Sound
Feb
3
9:00 PM21:00

Tsuruda, Kirby Bright, Yung Earthy, Sokol Sound

Thomas Jay Tsuruda (born August 9, 1991) was immersed in music as soon as he could read. Starting with piano as a child, and with violin and vocal lessons soon to follow, he is no stranger to classical training and the self discipline that comes with it. Tsuruda attended a classical music school from kindergarten to 8th grade, and spent his childhood experimenting with every instrument he could get his hands on. Due to his early involvement with music, it comes as no surprise that Thomas fell into the world of producing at the young age of fifteen. 

With influences like Madlib and Flying Lotus, Tsuruda's style is diverse, elegant, and complex. Disregarding all genres, he isn't afraid to push the boundaries of electronic bass and hip hop music. His live sets are always a unique surprise and have taken him around North America sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the game. Tsuruda made his Vancouver debut with Ekali and High Klassified in May, 2015, shortly after his legendary sunrise set at Emissions Music Festival with G Jones and Slow Magic. He's also no stranger in the Bay Area of California, holding down stages with Penthouse Penthouse, Sweater Beats, Zeke Beats, Mikos Da Gawd, Woolymammoth and many more. He's headlined shows and other festivals such as Infrasound across the Midwest. You can also catch Tsuruda spin every week at his Friday night weekly in Hollywood, Ca at the club Dirty Laundry. 

Tsuruda is now more focused on producing music than ever. His distinctive style is making big waves with 5 full length self releases under his belt and many other singles on various labels [Darker Than Wax, Team Supreme]

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Lor, Kairos., Undrask
Feb
5
9:00 PM21:00

Lor, Kairos., Undrask

"Kairos. is a Progressive Metal band from Charlotte, NC,” is how this bio would start if we wanted you to read all the information listed on our Facebook page. “Kairos has played with several metal giants, such as progressive juggernauts Symphony X, and long-time thrashers Overkill,” is how this bio would start if we wanted to list our achievements in an attempt to garner favor. However, since we approach things a little differently, we thought we would start our bio like this:

CHUG CHUGGA bana dana beenawww CHUG CHA-CHUG

That’s the sound of chunky progressive metal soup warming your cold, winter-ravaged heart (and by winter, of course, we mean top 40). The Kairos. brand of Progressive M3T4L breaks a fresh wind in the metal scene. One moment you are floating in the reverb-saturated ocean of emotional compromises, and the next, BAM! You are in the throws of a war between Leonidas and a group of squealing pigs.

Kairos began with a little old-fashioned basement jamming, complete with obligatory pizza and Family Guy. We’ve added members over the past few years and finally released our debut EP “The Hologram Project” in October of 2015. As a band local to Charlotte, we enjoy playing shows with other great bands and having the opportunity to meet new people and hear new music. Our sound is constantly evolving, rooted in the fertile grounds that are the progressive metal greats, but never forgetting our love of the br00talz. Thought-provoking music infused with groovy breakdowns and jazzy jingles are what our audiences have come to expect. We will be sure to keep your landscape changing on your visit to the world of Kairos.

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Erin and The Wildfire, Waterworks, Bedroom Sessions
Feb
7
9:00 PM21:00

Erin and The Wildfire, Waterworks, Bedroom Sessions

Erin & The Wildfire is a Charlottesville-based band that has been steadily carving out a reputation for themselves in recent years as one of the most captivating live acts to come out of Central Virginia since their formation in 2012. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and Fincastle native Erin Lunsford, the band has been making waves throughout Virginia stirring up their unique sonic melting pot of rock, soul, funk, and blues. The group's striking sound, goofy charm, and relentless work ethic has propelled them to some of the Commonwealth's biggest stages, including a main stage spot at 2014's Lockn Festival, three appearances at Floydfest 2015, and back-to-back performances at the 2014 and 2015 Festy Experience.

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Deathcrown, Nemesis, Altar Blood, Old Scratch
Feb
9
9:00 PM21:00

Deathcrown, Nemesis, Altar Blood, Old Scratch

DEATHCROWN is a band born from 25 years of influence and a passion for brutality. Ryan Parrish (Drums… Iron Reagan/ex-Darkest Hour) and Tommy Gunn (Guitar… The Medusa/Immortal Avenger/Narsilion) have been friends since they were 13 years old, and were in a Brutal/Melodic Death Metal band in the 90's, called Disinterment. After releasing some demos, a full-length on a small label, and years of packed regional shows, the band was forced to break up. Due to personal obligations, certain members knew they'd never be able to get to that "next level" of touring and recording. Everyone moved on to other endevours, musical and otherwise. Ryan joined Darkest Hour. Tommy formed Narsilion. But for the past 20+ years, Ryan and Tommy have always wanted to recapture the feeling they had the first time they covered "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (Carcass) together, in Ryan's parents' garage. Finally, last year (2015), they made it happen.

In the summer of 2014, Tommy and long-time friend Mikael Parks (Vocals… ex-Arsis/Narsilion) were having a few beers, cranking some early 90's Edge Of Sanity, Entombed, Morbid Angel, etc… They decided that getting back to their roots was long overdue. Tommy sat down and wrote a few riffs, then called Ryan, and DEATHCROWN was born. Over the next few months, Tommy and Ryan got together to write some tunes, while Mikael work on lyrics. The guys decided to bring in another very close friend, David James (Bass… Kombat Wombat), and they began preproduction work for what would become the debut EP/7-inch, "Living Hell". The full-scale production/recording of "Living Hell" was completed in the fall of 2015, and is now ready for a release. The guys recently finalized the lineup with the welcome addition of Jake Vanderband (Guitar… ex-Skinjacket). DEATHCROWN is currently rehearsing and writing, gearing up for the debut release and a slew of live performances this Spring and Summer (2016).
Deathcrown is:
Mikael Parks (Vocals)
Tommy Gunn (Guitar)
Jake Vanderband (Guitar)
David James (Bass)
Ryan Parrish (Drums)

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Damn The Witch Siren, Bless These Sounds Under The City, Messenger Down, IIOIOIOII
Feb
25
9:00 PM21:00

Damn The Witch Siren, Bless These Sounds Under The City, Messenger Down, IIOIOIOII

Damn The Witch Siren is an eccentric duo from Columbus Ohio. Bobbi and Z are emerging artists in the growing culture scene in Columbus. The two use all sorts of synth instruments and programs as well as rocking out on the electric guitar. Their live performances are awesome little shows set up by them and seem like a leap into the internet/tumblr.

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Wyley Buck's Birthday Bash! with The Kyle Perkins Band, The Emotron, Nerve Endings, Hectagons!
Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Wyley Buck's Birthday Bash! with The Kyle Perkins Band, The Emotron, Nerve Endings, Hectagons!

The Kyle Perkins Band is an acoustic punk/blues/country/folk act featuring wild-eyed, bushy-tailed members of 25 Minutes to Go, Appalucia, Hectagons, Sister fister, Carolina Hemlocks, Overmountain Men, Leadville Social Club, The Holy Smokes, Andy the Doorbum, The Luciferian Agenda & Clavius.

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Paint Fumes, Trouble Boys, Wildlyfe, The Fill Ins
Jan
18
9:00 PM21:00

Paint Fumes, Trouble Boys, Wildlyfe, The Fill Ins

PAINT FUMES drew first blood together in the year 2011, sharing a mutual love of garage scuzz and brain-chain reaction, and the connection was immediate and fierce. Sounds congealed via weekly seances at the Sewercide Mansion in Charlotte, NC and relentless touring which brought their unhinged reverberations to points all across the USA. Like the lovechild of Link Wray and Cheetah Chrome, raised by Lemmy on the streets of Venus, they sweated out the fever every night in ecstatic style. By the time Slovenly Recs got around to spitting out a couple classic 45s and their debut platter Uck Life, most true heads and even those way out of the know alike had gotten the message. Deep within a blitzkrieg of treble and feedback, there were real live tunes to sink your teeth into – the stuff that's stuck in your head when you wake up in another dimension.
In the year of the horse, the 'Fumes swelled in ranks with Ian Rose and Ben Carr of NC synthtopian punks Natural Causes, starting twelve thrash bands and surviving on nothing but hallucinations of vegetarian chimichangas. Together this crew ruined the beaches of Europe with Los Vigilantes, converted hundreds on the all-night diesel-powered festival circuit and in the midst of it all took a vacation down to Puerto Rico and committed to tape a new full-length entitled If it ain't Paint Fumes it ain't worth a huff!

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Annabel Lee, Divine Treachery, False Accusations, Den Of Wolves
Jan
14
9:00 PM21:00

Annabel Lee, Divine Treachery, False Accusations, Den Of Wolves

Inception:
September - 2010. The concept was merely that, just a concept, not yet a reality, but soon to become one. The initial idea was based around a metal-core sound; harmonized guitar riffs, clean vocal choruses, and of course mixing in some breakdowns. During the winter of 2011/2012 the band began playing live and recorded their debut release. Over the next year and a half live shows were the primary focus of the group which proved to pay off as the band found themselves quite busy and also were presented with a lot of opportunities to provide local support for national touring acts at some of the area’s largest venues.

Creative Differences/Hiatus:
After laying the foundation and building a solid fan base, the time had come where a new recording was in order. As material was being compiled for this recording tension began to grow and creative differences started to become apparent. These were trying times and caused the band to take a brief hiatus and ultimately led to losing a member and the band continuing on as a 4 piece.

Here and Now:
Annabel Lee is moving forward and feel that they are stronger than ever. There’s a whole new level of drive and determination with the group and a very bright future ahead of them.
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Charles Walker, CJ Boyd, Clang Slayne, David Z. Cox
Jan
13
9:00 PM21:00

Charles Walker, CJ Boyd, Clang Slayne, David Z. Cox

Finding influence in everyone from Feist to James Blake to The Avett Brothers, Charles Walker's Truth be Told is a brilliantly arranged showcase of diversity. From the trumpet-driven "Crow Song", to the lyrical rollercoaster "Hinges", to the RnB anthem "Trivial", Charles's voice and subject matter are the threads that hold the record together. In "Time to Spend", he offers a helpful hand to a friend who feels hopeless. He sings of a girl who struggles to forgive a father who walked out on the family on "The Crow Song". He deals with conflict of belief in a higher power in "Same Old Joke"- a conflict that he settles later, in "The Reason".

Buy TicketsFinding influence in everyone from Feist to James Blake to The Avett Brothers, Charles Walker's Truth be Told is a brilliantly arranged showcase of diversity. From the trumpet-driven "Crow Song", to the lyrical rollercoaster "Hinges", to the RnB anthem "Trivial", Charles's voice and subject matter are the threads that hold the record together. In "Time to Spend", he offers a helpful hand to a friend who feels hopeless. He sings of a girl who struggles to forgive a father who walked out on the family on "The Crow Song". He deals with conflict of belief in a higher power in "Same Old Joke"- a conflict that he settles later, in "The Reason".

Buy TicketsFinding influence in everyone from Feist to James Blake to The Avett Brothers, Charles Walker's Truth be Told is a brilliantly arranged showcase of diversity. From the trumpet-driven "Crow Song", to the lyrical rollercoaster "Hinges", to the RnB anthem "Trivial", Charles's voice and subject matter are the threads that hold the record together. In "Time to Spend", he offers a helpful hand to a friend who feels hopeless. He sings of a girl who struggles to forgive a father who walked out on the family on "The Crow Song". He deals with conflict of belief in a higher power in "Same Old Joke"- a conflict that he settles later, in "The Reason".

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South Side Punx, The Commonwealth, The Emotron, The Not Likelys
Dec
30
9:00 PM21:00

South Side Punx, The Commonwealth, The Emotron, The Not Likelys

South Side Punx is no bullshit Queen City, East coast punk rock. We have played with The Vibrators, The Casualties, Lower Class Brats, Street Dogs, The Briefs, Dead Pets, Clit 45, River City Rebels, Brain Failure, Go Betty Go, Left Alone, NAKED AGGRESSION, Retching Red, the Independents, Straight Jacket, Buck Mountain Stranglers, Hectagons!, Boolow, Studio Gangsters, 25 Minutes To Go, the Low Budgets etc. Our goal is to make horrible noize and start a war.

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Kairos., Rites To Sedition, Warpath
Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

Kairos., Rites To Sedition, Warpath

"Kairos. is a Progressive Metal band from Charlotte, NC,” is how this bio would start if we wanted you to read all the information listed on our Facebook page. “Kairos has played with several metal giants, such as progressive juggernauts Symphony X, and long-time thrashers Overkill,” is how this bio would start if we wanted to list our achievements in an attempt to garner favor. However, since we approach things a little differently, we thought we would start our bio like this:

CHUG CHUGGA bana dana beenawww CHUG CHA-CHUG

That’s the sound of chunky progressive metal soup warming your cold, winter-ravaged heart (and by winter, of course, we mean top 40). The Kairos. brand of Progressive M3T4L breaks a fresh wind in the metal scene. One moment you are floating in the reverb-saturated ocean of emotional compromises, and the next, BAM! You are in the throws of a war between Leonidas and a group of squealing pigs.

Kairos began with a little old-fashioned basement jamming, complete with obligatory pizza and Family Guy. We’ve added members over the past few years and finally released our debut EP “The Hologram Project” in October of 2015. As a band local to Charlotte, we enjoy playing shows with other great bands and having the opportunity to meet new people and hear new music. Our sound is constantly evolving, rooted in the fertile grounds that are the progressive metal greats, but never forgetting our love of the br00talz. Thought-provoking music infused with groovy breakdowns and jazzy jingles are what our audiences have come to expect. We will be sure to keep your landscape changing on your visit to the world of Kairos.

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Hectagons!, El Malpais, Black Fleet, Recover The Satellite
Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Hectagons!, El Malpais, Black Fleet, Recover The Satellite

HECTAGONS! was started near the end of the year 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Wyley Buck Boswell (of Hell Or High Water, Appalucia, Andy The Door Bum, etc...) and Richard Edwin Culp (of Zeus, The Pelicans, Andy The Door Bum, For Disaster, Hot House Hefftones, Pig Mountain, etc...) after the end of their band Clavius (www.myspace.com/claviusrocks). In the summer of 2009 Korey Dudley (of Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers, Tropic Culture, Afrojazziacs, American Fetus, etc...) joined on upright bass and HECTAGONS! was born. Many songs are written like "Get It On, Bang A Hectagon", "Hectagons On Holiday a.k.a. Beast Feast!", "Hectagons Love Trashy Women", "Hectagons All Night Long", "Hectagons In Hospitals a.k.a. Spicy Christ And The Beaver Ruin All Stars", "Hectagons Reject The Call a.k.a. Please Hang Up And Try Again", "Hectagons Spank Out The Gate", "Hectagons In Space", "Hectagons Go West a.k.a. A Honky Tonk Angel (To Hold Me Tight)", "Speedy Hectagonzales", and more. Since the Summer of 2009 HECTAGONS! has shared the stage with Birds Of Avalon, Fight Amp, Grids, Maserati, Twin Tigers, Scapegoat, 25 Minutes To Go, The Have And The Have Nots, MonstrO, The Lights Fluorescent, Junior Bruce, Death Becomes Even The Maiden, The Lesser Pauls, Zeus, Sundrone, For Disaster, 2013 Wolves, Andy The Door Bum, Pain After Death, Shroud Eater, The Vessel, The Emotron, Sign Of The Southern Cross, Bo White, The Art Department, Culture Prophet, PPR, Treephort, Planet Piss, Husky, Radio Taiwan, Arsonists Vs. Arborists, Boolow, Southside Punx, and more. PLEASE KEEP LISTENING! best heard at the loudest possible volume...

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Big Lo, Sulfur, Shadow, Keyza Soulsay, Jon Notty, Pee Batters
Dec
17
9:00 PM21:00

Big Lo, Sulfur, Shadow, Keyza Soulsay, Jon Notty, Pee Batters

James Lopez, better known by his stage name Big Lo (born October 9, 1982), is a Spanish-American Hip-Hop emcee and producer now residing in Pensacola, Florida. Big Lo's music has been described as containing "a balanced number of samples to ride with his at times comical yet seriously hardcore flow." (Duss Rodgers, The Music Biz Buzz) It has been further noted that within Big Lo's music "realism and knowledge is delivered effortless with ever flowing cascades of fresh rhymes and cuts." (HipHopHotSpot.com)

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New Wave Undertow with DJ Price
Dec
16
9:00 PM21:00

New Wave Undertow with DJ Price

All the dark 80's and New Wave you can wrap your arms around in one night! One night only!
Devo, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Old Ministry, Billy Idol, Flock of Seagulls, Falco, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, INXS, When in Rome, Bauhaus, Heaven 17, Psychedelic Furs, Petshop Boys, Human League, The Fixx,Talk Talk, David Bowie, The Cure...etc. etc. and all that shit.

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Ceschi Ramos, Mikal kHill, The Kyle Perkins Band, And The Luckier
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Ceschi Ramos, Mikal kHill, The Kyle Perkins Band, And The Luckier

Ceschi (pronounced chess-key) Ramos makes his own version of progressive hip hop spliced with elements of folk & indie rock. Although he has almost "mathy" technical rap abilities he's first and foremost a singer-songwriter at heart. Although one Ceschi song may consist of punk influenced machine gun fast raps, the next may be a quiet folk ballad played on acoustic guitar.

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