Howling Giant & Forming The Void are on the road, far from home and fixing to rage. Still high from Pyscho Las Vegas, still buzzin from Descendants of Crom… lets keep the party rolling! This big banger is for all fans of heavy riffs and doom.
A show full of road warriors is bound to impress. All these guys are kings of the road and seasoned in the DIY tour lifestyle. Brushing their teeth in the bathrooms of Wendy’s or some other cheap fast food joint and spending their nights sleeping in the van (or hearse… if you’re in Howling Giant). The good ol’ rock star lifestyle ain’t for everyone, but damn it’s fun as hell.
Forming the Void & Howling Giant were part of the Psycho Las Vegas lineup this year. What a kickass bill that was – High on Fire, Red Fang, CKY, Zakk Sabbath, Pallbearer, Dopethrone, Monolord, Mutoid Man…. and the list goes on and on. The fest keeps getting bigger and better every year! So good that it seems to have outgrown it’s venue at Hard Rock Hotel and will be moving on to a venue on the strip next year.
A few days ago was Descendants Of Crom in Pittsburgh, PA. Another killer lineup / doom metal fest that these bands shared the stage on. This massive metal brainchild is the work of Shy Kennedy, the front woman of Horehound. This year’s fest had one more full day stacked with bands from around the country. Forming The Foid and Howling Giant teamed up to tour the midwest together on their way back home from the Pittsburgh festival. Their Chicago show is at Liar’s Club with their buds, Long Live The GOAT. The GOAT haven’t played with Howling Giant since 2016 in Nashville. This is gonna be a fun one!
Forming The Void
Based out of Lafayette, LA. Forming The Void’s “Rift” was rated #1 on the August Doom Charts. It is one hell of an album! Take a listen for yourself and checkout their music video for “Arrival” below.
Based out of Nashville, TN. Howling Giant slay in all aspects of the game! Their skills are unmatched and their song writing is whimsical… like the climax of a Dungeons and Dragons game you’ve been playing for years (and you’re up against a horde of beholders and the lich king). Do yourself a favor and listen to all their albums. “Earth Wizard” is one of my personal favorite songs of their’s.
Long Live The GOAT
Based out of Chicagoland, IL. Long Live The GOAT grew up there, but prefer the home of their big red van. Get a feel for their heavy swagger in their music video for “Drag” below. They seem to put out a 2-tracker every year. They’re about due for another one, so keep an eye on them!
If you are in Chicago, and haven’t seem Salvation then what the fuck have you been doing. You are missing out though. Salvation creates the perfect mold of genre where rock and roll meets heavy punk meets yeah baby meets I don’t know, see it for yourself.
This is a FREE SHOW with riff heavy midwest bands at Puddler’s Hall in Milwaukee September 28th! Too awesome to miss out on. Check out these bands:
20 Watt Tombstone
IF THE White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Left Lane Cruiser had an illegitimate love child with Lemmy while Hunter S. Thompson documented the whole torrid thing…you might get 20 Watt Tombstone.
Since the bands formation in 2012, the Wisconsin Duo has been receiving an unreal amount of attention. Their brand of brash un-tethered alt. blues rock mixed with country, metal and punk blends into a sometimes comedic monster that cannot be easily pinned down, and at times seems so over the top it cant be serious.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away lived a couple of dudes…
“The guys keep things on the sedate side with a confident swagger exuding from within this fantastic reintroduction to their fiercely well-structured songwriting but they do manage to cut loose with a jaw-dropping, heavy effect-laden guitar solos” – Dragon, Metal Nexus
Chicagoland is home to Long Live The GOAT, but they do love the road. They play home as little as possible, and this is obviously no exception. Show ’em the party while they’re out in Milwaukee and feel free to donate gas money, food, or drugs! Check out their music video for “Drag“.
Desert stoner rock straight out of Milwaukee Wisconsin!
Another rad band from Milwaukee making music that means to mend minds magnetically…
BOOM! A new Red Francis album “Greatest Hits”. The Chicago Rock n’ Roll trio with no boundaries. Genres untamed and tour dates unchained. Their 4th album is a homage to their hometown of Chicago. Each song represents a different neighborhood of the city or story that take place over the course of one day and night.
Red Francis – Greatest Hits
Red Francis is heading out for a week to play some shows in the midwest in support of their new album. Catch them in Chicago on Saturday Sept. 1st with Furr and Quiet Oaks (from Salt Lake City, UT) at Liar’s Club. Check out their other dates to see where else you can catch them live!
Every once in a while, a ton of great new undiscovered music videos pop up around us and don’t get the publicity they deserve. Some do and are just so rad that we feel the need to share them again. Here are a few of them. Hope you enjoy!
Bummer – Fred Savage 420
Slothrust – Double Down
Faux Furrs – Timmy’s Vacation
Scuzz & Cloy – Honeypot
Forming The Void – On We Sail
Foxing – Slapstick
Criminal Kids – Takin’ It Back
Keep watching more under the radar music videos on We Are The Television and here more about the bands and their upcoming shows here!
Get your booze n’ free donuts at The Joliet Bakery (AKA The Drunken Donut) this Friday night – Aug. 3rd at 9PM! It’s gonna be a smoking hot show with Guerilla, Black Bear Rodeo, and Alex Wiley Coyote (based out of Wisconsin).
Black Bear Rodeo just put out another badass music video recently. They just keep getting heavier and crazier and I love it. Watch it right here:
Black Bear Rodeo – Blue Pencil
This lighting themselves on fire stuff is equally as wild as their last music vid. Black Bear’s live show is just as fun!
Guerilla has been workin on some new tunes and always puts on a party. Check out their music video for “Bummer” below:
Alex Wiley Coyote is coming out to Joliet from Wisconsin on his “Born To Run In The USA Tour”. Check out some of his new music and more tour dates below:
Alex Wiley Coyote – Born To Run In The USA
Alex isn’t always riding solo. He also plays guitar and sings in Wood Chickens. He’s playing couple really cool shows while he’s out. Come give him some love!
Prep yourself for the punk show at Liar’s Club in Chicago on July 19th with 40oz. Sidekicks, Horrible, Hopeless Otis (from New York City), and Halligan. There’ll be whiskey, there’ll be cocaine, there’ll be blood and sweat, there will be dicks and boobs and brews. But most of all… I’m sure there will be a heated political rant about our current presidential affairs accompanied by a sweet bed of punk rock music. Oh my lord I can’t even handle it!
It’s been a minute since 40oz. Sidekicks have played out, but they’re back at it with a new drummer and guitarist. Heard it’s the tightest lineup they’ve had to date! They played a show at the 2040 a month or so ago with the new drummer and that basement was packed! It was a wild show. You wouldn’t believe how alive and well the punk scene was in Chicago if you hadn’t been there to smell it for yourself.
Since then, a second guitarist joined the band and they got a few things lined up. Get psyched with some 40oz. songs right here:
Tune in to 88.3 FM on Thursday July 26th to here more 40oz!
Horrible is also on the bill. They got a sludgy spastic sound to their punk. Wait for the Darkness cover on track 2. Thumbs up boys!
Hopeless Otis are coming all the way from New York City! Touring’s hard… buy some of their merch so they can get a couple McDoubles in them. Still Out Here is some angry shit! Stay safe in that pit.
Maximum riffage. Maximum volume. With the heaviest lineup I’ve seen at the Metro in a long time. Bongripper / Oozing Wound / Rezn / High Priest in the same room? Hold onto your bongs folks cause the Metro confiscates that shit you dumbos. For real though, this is going to rule.
Our swampy dudes in The Electric Mud are coming up from Fort Myers, FL to play Chicago at Emporium with Long Live The GOAT on July 12th! It’s gonna be a god dang head banger. These guys can shred and they do it like they’ve been doing it for forever. God bless The Electric Mud. Check it out below.
Marmora and Space Mafia are also on the bill and the show is totally free! RSVP TO THE SHOW AND GET 10 FREE GAME TOKENS. It’s an arcade too so you can drink a Gumballhead while ya dig-dug, or sip an Anti-Hero and play some Contra, all while head banging to some live music! Here, try it out:
After Chicago, The Electric Mud’s heading to Indianapolis to play another stacked show at State Street Pub with Void King, Floodwalker, & Liquid Signal on Friday July 13th. OooOoooh Friday the 13th… fuggin spooky. This show’s brought to you by ToneSmith. If you didn’t know, ToneSmith is Drew Smith of Archarus – the biggest sweetheart of doom and one of the best metal promoters in Indianapolis!
Long Live The GOAT are meeting back up with The Electric Mud in Fort Wayne, IN at The Brass Rail on Saturday July 14th for a show with The Be Colony and Sammy Kay. The Brass Rail is still one of our favorite venues in the midwest. Good beers and bands and the place just proves that rock music ain’t going nowhere! RSVP to The Electric Mud, Long Live The Goat, The Be Colony, Sammy Kaye @ The Brass Rail. If not one of these rad shows, definitely catch The Electric Mud at some point on The Bull Gator Summer Tour. They sure are a sight to see and a joy to hear. Full list of dates below.