Another awesome FREE SHOW at Emporium Wicker Park in Chicago! Three fuzz drenched doom bands coming together for a heavy night of sludge, drinks and arcade games. RSVP to REZN / Faces of the Bog / JOB on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 and listen to all the bands below:
FREE SHOW // 21+ // 4.19.17 // Emporium @ 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Emporium is a Barcade. They have a ton of cool arcade games to play while jamming out to the bands and some top notch beer choices on tap. Here’s one of my favorite classic DOS games to play to prep your gaming skills for the show!
This is another pro music video done DIY, and the song is fantastic. “Tin Foil Hat” is an anthem for all the skeptics of American Government and how close they’ve become to Orwell’s Big Brother – always watching, always listening. Mutts have made it clear that it’s time to put on our tin foil hats and Make America Gay Again.
Rock ‘n’ roll music for the future cavemen of America. They’ll be hitting the road to tour the US with Whores. in May too. I didn’t see any Chicago dates listed there though, so go see Bummer live while ya can!
Born through a mutual desire to write bleak angular punk rock and coinciding with finding a new drummer for Sohns, Ethan Campa & Guillermo Mendez started writing the self-titled release for P I N K O. Upon writing part of the record, and considering continuing as a 2 piece, they approached Jared Flores to join the band on bass. P I N K O released their S/T online on June 20th 2016, and on tape soon after thanks to The Ghost Is Clear Records.
BUMMER + P I N K O Tour Dates:
4/6 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge (Record Release)
4/7 Kansas City, MO – Mills Record Company (Record Release)
4/8 Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon Bar
4/9 Milwaukee, WI – Quarters
4/10 Chicago, IL – Burlington
4/11 Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin
4/12 Hot Springs, AR – TBA
4/13 Denton, TX – Lion’s Den
4/14 Austin, TX – Sidewinder
4/15 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
This Is The Way The World Ends is releasing their first full length album tomorrow (Saturday 3/24/17) at The Drunken Donut in Joliet, IL. Fuckin party time bitch! The Drunken Donut is our favorite spot in Joliet. Infinitely better than Mojoes… or the Tree… (probably The Forge too, but I can’t say for sure since I haven’t been there yet). The Drunken Donut is a Donut shop by day and a dive/venue by night. Kind of reminds me of what Mojoes used to be before they moved out of the coffee shop in Orland. The Drunken Donut is also known as The Joliet Bakery. They have hosted some packed shows and open mic nights the past few years filled with the tiny filthy youth of Joliet.. still raging to punk and rock n’ roll!
This Is The Way The World Ends is one of the best new bands in the Joliet scene. They kinda got a Bear vs Shark thing going on.. it’s pretty damn loud and badass. Come check it out live and grab the new album while you’re there. Michael Be, Modern Planets, Thrones, & Guerilla are also on the bill so the night is bound to get wild. RSVP to This Is The Way The World Ends’ Album Release Show and check out their music video for “The Well” along with the other bands on the bill below!
Check out the official video for “Death From Above” below, directed and filmed by Paul Cunningham of Cool World Photography. Gudger is based out of Lancaster, OH. This track is on Gudger II which can be bought off their website. So let the hard rock/heavy riffs begin!
Gudger – Death From Above
They got some cool shows coming up too, so do yourself a favor and check them out live! Dates below:
Hyborian from Kansas City, MO just released their debut album Hyborian Vol. I on March 17th and it’s massive! Recorded by the bands’ own guitarists Martin Bush and Ryan Bates at their studio and rehearsal space in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.
Forging a new sound in heavy music, the Kansas City powerhouse has channeled the energy of stoner legends like High on Fire, Crowbar, and Baroness while injecting progressive elements all their own with Hyborian Vol. I. It’s a rare beast; a band you’re gonna want to keep your eyes on.
In their short existence Hyborian has shared the stage as direct support for Iron Reagan, Powertrip, Vektor, Mutoid Man, Acid King, Tweak Bird, Mothership, and Whores.
Hailed by Sludgelord founder Steve Howe as “a superb debut album . . . an impressive debut album indeed”, Hyborian Vol. I is available via www.thecompanykc.com on vinyl, cd, and cassette, and wherever mp3s are sold on 3/17/17.
You can also listen to Hyborian Vol. I and watch their music video for “As Above, So Below” below, right here on We Are The Television!
St. Paddy’s Day is coming! A day for the Irish. We’ll be celebrating by doing what the Irish do best, drinking of course… and getting stoned too. St. Paddy’s Stoner Rock Throwdown at Township Chicago is where you are gonna want to blackout at on March 17th. Badass bands in this lineup include Long Live The GOAT, Black Road, Fox 45 (Rochester, NY), and Dead Feathers. If you haven’t heard them yet, check them out below.
The GOAT dudes have been lying low ever since that got back from their tour to Canada. Expect some heavy blues and thick riffage from Long Live The GOAT! The guys love to drink too, so in the spirit of St. Patty…shotgun your Guinness and buy them a shot of Jameson.
They are bringing us together for this rager of a St. Patrick’s Day! Fox 45 will be on tour from Rochester, NY and this won’t be their first time at Township in Chicago. Check out their tour dates below and make sure to catch them if they are coming through your town!
Look at us! We’re foolish enough to do it again! Goose Island Beer Co. & the Empty Bottle present Music Frozen Dancing 2017, our annual winter block party with some of the best artists around that are also brave enough to play outside in the frozen Chicago streets. This year’s sure to be another wild one, with Toronto-based noise-rockers METZ headlining alongside indie-rock trio SCREAMING FEMALES, plus opening sets by minimalist post-punk artist SNEAKS and hometown shoegazers DIM. BONUS! We’ve also added a special surprise guest to this years’ line-up. Something so incredible it’ll make you weep, then the tears will freeze your eyes shut. How exciting for you!
This marks the fourth year of Music Frozen Dancing, presented in partnership with our pals at Goose Island Beer Co. If you’re somehow not familiar, this annual event is a block party and mini-festival held outside our doors in the dead of winter. We’re taking it to the streets once again, for one afternoon and one afternoon only.
If standing outside in the cold all day sounds too intimidating, find sweet/hot relief inside at the bar, where Lumpen Radio DJs SONORAMA, LOGAN BAY and SOL SON will be providing the tropical vibes. The Goose Island brews will be flowing indoors and out, so drink up and warm that chilly heiny of yours.
Speaking of warmth, we’ll be serving up chili from Bite Café and the reigning champion of our Annual Chili-Synth Cook Off, MIKE BROERS. Sales from Broers’ chili will go to benefit One Tail At a Time. Dark Matter Coffee will also be on-site with piping hot coffee.
Gates open at 1pm and it costs you ZERO DOLLAR$ to get in. The event is all ages, so bring the kids and scar them for life… Olé!
Super tight show with a bunch of cool bands tomorrow (Feb. 25th) at The Auxilary Arts Center in Chicago! This is a record release show for HAIR. What a name… Hair, a band of dudes with long hair and a shredding vintage sound stunningly similar to Fuzz. That’s pretty rad.
HAIR, the current musical arm of the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Long Haired Men, a group founded by DAVID BOWIE in 1964. Members of HAIR live to a code that mandates shoulder length hair at a minimum. Like the straight hard rock bands of the 70s and 90s (but not the 80s, that shit sucked) before them, the group is dedicated to the heaviest and loudest sounds allowed. Together HAIR define long haired heavy psych rock in the 22nd Century. Check out some of their newest tunes below along with the other bands on the show!
All Them Witches, hailing from Nashville, Tennessee are at the top of their game! Their fourth studio album “Sleeping Through The War” is out today – Feb. 24th, 2017. Stream Sleeping Through The War below!
These guys have been pummeling us with some of the freshest rock music you can find these past few years. Alt-rock, heavy psych, call it whatever you want… it’s great! Even though their last few albums have been amazing, I think you’ll agree that “Sleeping Through The War” is some next level shit! Listen and let it speak for itself:
Stream Sleeping Through The War – All Them Witches