Barren Heir, Long Live The GOAT, Ikaray, & Cloud Cruiser are coming to the Burly early February!
Chicago’s Barren Heir emerged in 2015 with their debut album Tired Turns. They holster heaviness, ambiance and sludginess to provide a unique post-metal experience.
Their latest release is a split with Cokegoat! Check it out:
LONG LIVE THE GOAT
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away lived a couple of dudes… Long Live The GOAT released their first music video, Drag, along with their debut EP, A Greeting From The Dark King in late October of 2015. These songs were debuted on a few Chicago radio stations including 93WXRT and 101WKQX. In February of 2016, the boys hit the road on the Southbeast Tour. Long Live The GOAT shared the stage with many great bands including All Them Witches, Telekinetic Yeti, & Howling Giant. In September of 2016 they put out their second EP, Melt. Immediately after, Long Live The GOAT left for tour again going through Canada and the top half of North America.
Ikaray is a four-piece post metal band from Chicago, IL. Their music embodies feelings of misery and political dissatisfaction, while delivering atmospheric melodies and crushing tones. Ikaray released their self-titled EP in 2016, and is set to record their full length record in January, 2019.
Cloud Cruiser is a concept based Desert Rock band from Chicago, IL. Our first installment is titled “I: Capacity” We follow the story of a young man on a quest for flight. Only for a brief time he is illuminated. Returned unfit, he is only a piece of the puzzle that unfolds. The journey is boundless.
This is Cloud Cruiser’s first show! One of their band members, Tim Ramirez’s bday weekend and he’s 33?! Dayuuuum! Jam Cloud Cruiser’s single “Glow” below:
Killmister is Chicago’s #1 tribute band to the legendary Lemmy. Featuring songs from Motörhead, Headcat and even Hawkwind. All the good stuff! They’ll be at Liar’s Club on Friday January 18th with some local favs – No Dead Heroes & Guerilla!
Lemmy Kilmister was taken from from this world too soon, but that raging heavy music he and the rest of Motörhead gave us will forever live on!
Check out the tunes from No Dead Heroes & Guerilla below so you can rage along with the rest of us:
$7 entry to the basement where the Krampus shenanigans will be taking place.
Black Bear Rodeo
These dudes are the party boys supreme. Still putting the best shows together during the holidays. Tis the season for pleasing!
Southside Chicago punks with nasty riffs and an attitude problem. If one of the guys look familiar its cus you saw hime in the video above too… Anthony, talented drummer and a sweet sweet mother tucker, plays in Criminal Kids & Black Bear Rodeo. This may be his last show as an unmarried man, so give a congratulations to that beautiful boy and his amazing wife to be.
Look at this suave pack of men… Hang on to your lovers cus Guerilla is comin in HOT! Take a listen to their latest album DUMB. It’s some good shit.
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!