After a two year postponement, Oblivion Access Festival finally happened! Although I couldn’t attend all four days of festivities, I drove up to Austin, TX on Saturday to catch the legendary hardcore Youth of Today! It only took over three decades to finally see them lol. The festival was quite an undertaking, involving a lot of local Austin venues on 5th, 6th, and 7th Street. After 3 /12 hours of driving I was ready to stretch my legs, get some blood moving and stay cool in the humid Texas heat. Picking up my passes was a breeze as there were signs posted at Native Hostel directing you to the kind staff who greeted people with friendly smiles and words of encouragement to enjoy themselves.
Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival metal, hardcore, hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk music takes palce this weekend around Austin, Texas. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets are on sale now! Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, Youth of Today, Danny, Coven, Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, and many others. There is also a plethora of other experiences, vendors villages, merch, food, and other experiences on tap. Check out our day by day guide of the can’t miss artists, set times, and other happenings at Oblivion Access.
Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival highlighting hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk has added tremendous new names to the ever expanding bill. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets to each of the newly announced festival concerts will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 10 a.m. CT via the link below, in addition to a limited amount of full festival badges at the link below. Joining the lineup are Danny Brown to help headline the expanded four-day fest in addition to other new performers like Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, among others. Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including previously announced acts Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, The Locust, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, and Youth of Today.
Ottawa Pop Punk band METZ has had all of their gear stolen, while on tour in California, on their run of dates supporting Preoccupations. The items were stolen in Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles. This is less than a month after a similar robbery saw Russian Circles lost all of their gear to a roberry in the northern part of the state. A GoFundMe has been launched to replace the bands backline, as they are determined to not cancel the tour, their first in several years. In a little over a day since the fundraiser went live, $28,513 has been collected for the band. They also shared a message ansd a list of stolen gear on the page, so fans can help with the search. Even though a nice sum of money has been put together by supporters, it is especially trying for a DIY band to lose all of their gear so soon after several years with little to no income. Please give if you can, and good luck METZ!
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Nicolas of Frail Body shares his Top Albums List for 2020. Their 2019 A Brief Memorium, can be streamed and purchased here.
Arctangent Festival has made a major announcement, their third of many for the 2020 event! Chelsea Wolfe has been named as the mainstage headliner for the Thursday night kickoff. Also added to the bill are Caspian, Emma Ruth Rundle, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Intronaut, Talons, Arabrot, Wheel, The Guru Guru, Latitudes and many more. Opeth, Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), Swans, Metz, Oathbreaker (exclusive), The Locust (exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, maybeshewill (exclusive), Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets – ‘Grievances’ and ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Fronterier and many more to be announced still. The fest takes place on August 20th/21st/22nd 2020 at Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin near Bristol, and tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading →
The amazing proggy and heavy Arctangent Festival 2020 have added a few more amazing bands, including some long-awaited returns! Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Wear Your Wounds, Car Bomb, Jo Quail, Oathbreaker, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, A.A.Williams, Tides From Nebula, and many more. They join the bill with the already announced headliners Opeth, Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets – ‘Grievances’ and ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Fronterier and many more. The festival will take place on August 20th/21st/22nd 2020 at Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin near Bristol, and tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading →
Rhode Island noise duo Lightning Bolt will be touring the US with Liturgy this spring. They will be touring in support of their forthcoming Fantasy Empire album, due March 24, 2015 via Thrill Jockey. Stream “The Metal East” here.
LIGHTNING BOLT: Apr 15: Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY w/ METZ Apr 16: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH w/ METZ Apr 17: Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ METZ Apr 18: The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ METZ Apr 19: Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL Apr 20: Turf Club – Saint Paul, MN Apr 21: The Luminary Center for the Arts – St. Louis, MO Apr 22: Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS Apr 24: GLOB – Denver, CO Apr 25: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT Apr 27: The Shredder – Boise, ID Apr 28: Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ Liturgy Apr 29: Dantes – Portland, OR w/ Liturgy May 01: The Chapel – San Francisco , CA w/ Liturgy May 02: Leo’s – Oakland, CA w/ Liturgy May 03: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Liturgy May 04: Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Liturgy May 05: Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Liturgy May 06: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ May 08: Austin Psych Fest – Austin, TX May 09: Siberia – New Orleans, LA May 10: Mammal Gallery – Atlanta, GA May 11: Kings – Raleigh, NC May 12: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC May 13: Floristree – Baltimore, MD May 14: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA May 15: The Wick – Brooklyn, NY May 16: Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY