The Obelisk Presents: 1000mods Announce First-Ever US Tour Dates

Posted in The Obelisk Presents, Whathaveyou on December 15th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I think it’s fair to consider the first US tour from Greek heavy rock forerunners 1000mods the most significant arrival on North American shores of a European underground band since Truckfighters‘ first tour in 2011. I could not possibly be more thrilled to have The Obelisk have a hand in presenting this run with Tone Deaf Touring and Action PR. “Stoked” simply does not begin to describe it.

Why? Because, simply put, 1000mods are ready. It’s going to be a big change for them from what they’re used to from being on the road in Europe, the level they’re at and so on, but I honestly don’t think they’d hit the States at all if they weren’t looking to make a habit of it. Anything’s possible and this could be a one-time thing, but either way, as they support their strongest work yet on 2016’s Repeated Exposure To… (review here), they seem primed for the embrace of a new audience. Also just announced for Hellfest Open Air in France next June, they’re already veterans multiple times over of the Desertfests and have crisscrossed Europe in admirable fashion for years now. It’s great to imagine them doing the same thing in America and once again building their audience from the ground up as organically as they have elsewhere.

Kudos to the band for taking on the task, and thanks to them as well as to Tone Deaf and Action for letting this site be involved in any way at all. Support on the run comes alternately from Sierra and Telekinetic Yeti. The official announcement for the tour follows here, as seen on the PR wire, with ticket links (more to go on sale this Monday):

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Grecian Stoner Rock Heroes 1000mods Announce North American Headlining Tour

Celebrated Heavy Psych Group to Bring Electric Live Set to Western Hemisphere for First Time in Decade-Plus Career

Esteemed Greek heavy rockers 1000mods have announced their first-ever North American tour dates in the form of a winter, 2018 headlining tour. Set to launch on February 2 in Mexico City, the 29 city major market trek will run through March 5 in Brooklyn, NY, showcasing a group with a worldwide fan base that is hailed for its astute professionalism, resounding hooks and highly energetic live performances. 1000mods will visit North America as part of its current world tour and in support of its most recent album, ‘Repeated Exposure To…’ Support on the 1000mods tour will be provided by Canada’s Sierra and Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti.

“We feel more than excited to visit America for first time in our career. We have been looking for this for many years and after having amazing connection with our american fans through social media and music platforms, now it’s time to catch us live – the best way to enjoy our music,” says drummer Labros G. We feel also really glad having two amazing up-coming bands with us in order to spread the fuzz!”

1000mods tour dates:
Presented by TheObelisk.net
2/2/2018 Mexico City ME Foro Indie Rocks
2/3/2018 Toluca ME Foro Lando
2/6/2018 Montreal QC Bar Le Ritz^ http://bit.ly/2Aqpgqk
2/7/2018 Ottawa ON Mavericks^ http://bit.ly/2j4JOxy
2/8/2018 Toronto ON Hard Luck^ http://ticketf.ly/2CiUdxM
2/9/2018 Cleveland OH Grog Shop^ http://ticketf.ly/2C9dDEx
2/10/2018 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club* http://ticketf.ly/2Aqcbgq
2/11/2018 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews* http://bit.ly/2jUFx0t
2/12/2018 Minneapolis MN 7th St Entry* http://bit.ly/2j2S0y8
2/13/2018 Kansas City MO Record Bar* http://bit.ly/2AHxJtl
2/14/2018 Denver CO Globe Hall* http://ticketf.ly/2nULHlw
2/15/2018 Salt Lake City UT Metro Music Hall* http://ticketf.ly/2kw6h6G
2/16/2018 Boise ID Shredder* http://bit.ly/2j493zZ
2/17/2018 Seattle WA El Corazon* http://ticketf.ly/2o7bmrl
2/18/2018 Vancouver BC Astoria* http://ticketf.ly/2BnOn0x
2/19/2018 Portland OR Tonic Lounge*
2/20/2018 San Francisco CA Brick and Mortar Music Hall* http://bit.ly/2ktqYjK
2/21/2018 Los Angeles CA Resident DTLA*
2/22/2018 San Diego CA Space* http://ticketf.ly/2CjQoIF
2/23/2018 Phoenix AZ The Rogue* http://ticketf.ly/2AITEAt
2/25/2018 Ft Worth TX Ridglea Theater* http://bit.ly/2yuL56i
2/26/2018 Austin TX Come And Take It Live* http://bit.ly/2zcAlNe
2/27/2018 New Orleans LA Santos Bar* http://bit.ly/2BpvnPf
2/28/2018 Orlando FL Will’s Pub* http://ticketf.ly/2CkWcl9
3/1/2018 Atlanta GA 529* http://bit.ly/2ksY7fu
3/2/2018 Charlottesville VA Champion Brewing* FREE SHOW
3/3/2018 Washington DC Black Cat*
3/4/2018 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie* http://bit.ly/2CiJ4wW
3/5/2018 Brooklyn NY Saint Vitus* http://bit.ly/2zdihml
^ = w/ Sierra
* = w/ Telekinetic Yeti

100mods is:
Dani G. / Bass & Vox
Giannis S. / Guitars
George T. / Guitars
Labros G. / Drums

https://www.facebook.com/1000mods/
https://1000mods.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/1000mods

1000mods, Repeated Exposure To… (2016)

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Truckfighters Announce October Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 16th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

After traipsing and stomping their way around the US earlier this Spring for a two-leg tour, Sweden’s chief fuzz exports Truckfighters are set to do what they do best this October — come back for another round. With a companion West Coast stint to be announced, the Örebro natives his North American shores starting Oct. 6 in gorgeous Montreal as they continue to support the living crap out of 2016’s V (review here), which also marked the first licensing collaboration between their label, Fuzzorama Records, and Century Media.

Speaking of, one can’t help but wonder how much scouting for Fuzzorama‘s lineup in involved in Truckfighters taking on Midwestern duo Telekinetic Yeti as direct support for the Tone Deaf-presented run. The Iowan two-piece’s Abominable (review here) debut album was rich enough in tone that it would seem to position the band as an excellent fit for Fuzzorama if Truckfighters bassist/vocalist Oskar Cedermalm and guitarist  Niklas Källgren decided to bring them aboard. Either way, seems like a great opportunity for Telekinetic Yeti to reach an audience that should be well favorable to their thickened beardo riffery. I hope they play their asses off and do really well. That album continues to rule.

The PR wire brings dates and promises more to come:

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TRUCKFIGHTERS Announce North American Tour Dates in October with Support From Telekinetic Yeti

Lauded as “the best band that’s ever existed” by Queens of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Sweden’s fuzz rock charmers TRUCKFIGHTERS are excited to announce a series of headlining dates later this fall across North America. Previously the band has been seen featured as one of the headlining acts of Psycho Fest 2015 and have performed over 700 shows throughout the world.

In continued support of their latest album, “V”, the trio will kick off their upcoming tour on October 6 in Montreal, Quebec – with support provided by stoner doom duo Telekinetic Yeti – until they land in Washington, D.C. on October 16. Full dates can be found in the above admat or listed below. Tickets are on sale now at www.truckfighters.com. Stay tuned for a further announcement with West Coast dates in the coming weeks!

Guitarist Niklas ‘Dango’ Källgren stated: “It was so freakin’ fuzzy awesome last time around so we decided to go back to North America as soon as it was humanly possible – NOW! You demand we obey!”

TRUCKFIGHTER N. American Tour Dates
10/6 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques #
10/7 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti #
10/8 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks #
10/9 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck #
10/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/11 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Funhouse #
10/12 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups #
10/13 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter #
10/14 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory #
10/15 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge #
10/16 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat #
# with Telekinetic Yeti

http://www.truckfighters.com
https://www.facebook.com/truckfighters
https://twitter.com/truckfighters
https://www.youtube.com/user/TruckfightersTV
http://www.centurymedia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tonedeaftouring/

Truckfighters, Live in Glendale, CA, March 16, 2017

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Yawning Man Announce Fall Touring in US & Canada

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 3rd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

yawning man (photo River Arce)

It’s been a busy year for desert rock legends Yawning Man up to this point. This Spring found them out alongside Swedish fuzz forerunners Truckfighters for a rare stint of US touring, and then, after playing the pre-show for Brant Bjork‘s Desert Generator festival in April, in May they headed back to Europe for a stretch of dates that included both nights of Heavy Psych Sounds‘ Sonic Ritual fest, and much more besides, taking them into June. Later this month, they play the Psycho Las Vegas pool party alongside the weighty likes of PentagramConanGoya and Sasquatch (among others), and in September and October, they’re back out once again, this time on what might be the longest stretch of domestic touring they’ve ever done. Not too shabby as regards staying productive.

Shows are presented by Tone Deaf Touring and find Yawning Man continuing to support the 2016 Lay Bare Recordings release, Historical Graffiti (review here). What’s the matter guys, couldn’t find five minutes in between all that touring to write and record a new album? Jeez. Some people.

Dates follow, as dutifully transcribed by yours truly:

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Yawning Man announcing U.S. & Canada Tour Dates!!

YAWNING MAN U.S. AND CANADIAN TOUR SEPT/OCT 2017
09.15 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar
09.16 Sacramento CA Blue Lamp
09.17 Portland OR Ash St. Saloon
09.18 Seattle WA Highline
09.19 Vancouver BC Astoria
09.21 Calgary AB Palamino
09.22 Saskatoon SK Amigos
09.23 Edmonton AB Brixx
09.25 Winnipeg MB Windsor Hotel
09.27 St. Paul MN Turf Club
09.28 Chicago IL Subterranean
09.30 Millvale PA Mr. Smalls Funhouse
10.01 Rochester NY Bug Jar
10.04 Ottawa ON Mavericks
10.05 Montreal QC Turbo Haus
10.06 Newport RI Cafe at Parlor
10.07 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie
10.08 New York NY American Beauty
10.09 Washington D.C. Black Cat
10.10 Richmond VA Strange Matter
10.12 Asheville NC Odditorium
10.15 New Orleans LA Santos Bar
10.17 Austin TX The Lost Well
10.18 Ft. Worth TX Lolas
10.19 Albuquerque NM Sister
10.20 Scottsdale AZ Pub Rock
10.21 West Hollywood CA Viper Room
10.22 San Diego CA Soda Bar
w/ Alex Perez & the Rising Tide 09.15-10.01
w/ We are the Asteroid 10.04-10.22

https://www.facebook.com/yawningmanofficial/
https://yawningman.bandcamp.com
http://www.yawningman.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tonedeaftouring/
http://tonedeaftouring.com/

Yawning Man, Historical Graffiti (2016)

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Truckfighters Announce West Coast Tour Dates with Greenleaf

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 26th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

Those keeping an eye out have been expecting another round of tour dates from Sweden’s Truckfighters since they made a point to announce ‘Leg 1’ of their US tour (info here) — which will start Jan. 18 in Somerville, Massachusetts, and feature Kings Destroy — but the fact that the West Coast run that begins March 15 features the first US dates that countrymen outfit Greenleaf have ever played seems like an added bonus. Truckfighters of course come over supporting 2016’s V (review here), while Greenleaf break this new ground heralding their Rise Above the Meadow (review here) — both highlights of the year as far as I’m concerned.

We Hunt Buffalo also join in for the Canadian dates, which you can find among the shows listed for both legs below, the tours put on by Tone Deaf. Dig it:

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LEG 2/LEG TWO!!! USA/CAN we are doing another bunch of gigs in March, West Coast people etc. This time with our friends in Greenleaf. Also We Hunt Buffalo will join us on the western CAN dates! Hurrah!!! It’s going to be a blast!

Truckfighters with Kings Destroy:
01.18 Somerville MA Once Ballroom
01.19 Montreal QC Bar Leritz
01.21 Ottawa ON House of Targ
01.22 Toronto ON Hard Luck
01.23 Pittsburgh PA Cattivo
01.24 Chicago IL Reggies
01.25 Minneapolis MN 7th St. Entry
01.26 Kansas City MO Riot Room
01.27 Tulsa OK Downtown Lounge
01.28 Dallas TX Curtain Club
01.30 New Orleans LA Siberia
01.31 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn
02.01 Richmond VA Strange Matter
02.02 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie
02.03 Brooklyn NY Goldsounds

Truckfighters with Greenleaf & We Hunt Buffalo:
Mar 15 Brick by Brick San Diego, CA
Mar 16 Complex LA Los Angeles, CA
Mar 19 Ash Street Saloon Portland, OR
Mar 20 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Mar 21 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada*
Mar 24 The Starlite Room Edmonton, Canada*
Mar 25 Amigos Saskatoon, Canada*
Mar 26 The Exchange Regina, Canada*
Mar 28 Moon Room Denver, CO
Mar 29 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM
Mar 31 Club Red Mesa, AZ
* w/ We Hunt Buffalo

http://www.truckfighters.com
https://www.facebook.com/truckfighters
https://twitter.com/truckfighters
https://www.youtube.com/user/TruckfightersTV
http://www.centurymedia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tonedeaftouring/

Truckfighters, Live in London (full concert video)

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Isaiah Mitchell Announces ‘Under the Influence’ Australian Tour with Seedy Jeezus

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 5th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Guitarist Isaiah Mitchell will team up with Melbourne’s Seedy Jeezus for an Australian tour this September. In addition to playing the support slot on the run, Seedy Jeezus will also double as the backing band for Mitchell — known of course for his work in EarthlessGolden VoidHowlin’ RainBlack Elk Medicine Band and so on — as he performs what’s been dubbed an “Under the Influence” set, featuring decades-spanning covers and some original material as well. Hardly the California-based Mitchell‘s first trip to Australia — Earthless have been more than once, he’s been with Black Elk Medicine Band, etc. — but though he’s sat in with other acts before, to the best of my knowledge this will be the first time he’s toured solo with a backing band. Hard to argue with his choice of accompaniment.

If you’re in that part of the world, note the Doomsday Fest date Sept. 30 with Acid King. That’s an easy bill to get behind.

The tour announcement, courtesy of the PR wire:

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Blown Music and Tone Deaf present ISAIAH MITCHELL / SEEDY JEEZUS AUSTRALIAN TOUR SEPT 2016

Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless, Golden Void and Howlin Rain) on tour with Melbourne’s Seedy Jeezus; blazing a psychedelic trail across the east coast of Australia!

Isaiah Mitchell is known for creating and turning on crazy psychedelic jams into journeys that take you beyond the confines of a typical guitar solo. He has gained a reputation as one of the finest psych blues guitarists in the world from his work with Earthless, Golden Void and Howlin Rain. He has previously toured Australia numerous times with his band Earthless and also solo with the Black Elk Medicine Band. Isaiah Mitchell returns to Australia this September playing a string of shows on the east coast with buddies Seedy Jeezus.

Seedy Jeezus are a Melbourne power trio. The description of Pink Floyd meets Black Sabbath at a Jimi Hendrix Experience gig is a close description of Seedy Jeezus. The band is known for breaking off into jams that will extend and evolve the songs into new directions. The adage that no two gigs are the same applies when these guys are onstage. Seedy Jeezus have spent the last five years tearing up stages in Australia and Europe building a strong following both locally and internationally. Their debut album on Lay Bare Recordings ( Netherlands) quickly sold out and has recently been reissued on Kozmik Artifactz in Germany. They head back into the studio to record the follow up album in January 2017.

Sept 2016 Seedy Jeezus will be joining Isaiah Mitchell for his ‘ Under the Influence ‘ tour. This will give fans of Isaiah a chance to see him play songs that have influenced him as a musician since he first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. After performing their own set of blistering psych freakout, Seedy Jeezus will be Isaiah’s backing band as he works through songs from ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. He will play original material that has been rarely heard here in Australia on any of his previous tours. If you’re a fan of heavy guitar jams and great tunes then this is the gig you wont want to miss. All the shows will be up close and personal.

ISAIAH MITCHELL /SEEDY JEEZUS TOUR DATES
September 22 – Oct 1 2016
Sept 23 – Melbourne @ The Tote, Collingwood
Sept 24 – Wagga Wagga@ Beer Deluxe
Sept 25 – Canberra @ Phoenix Bar
Sept 26 – Brisbane @ Beetle Bar
Sept 27 – Brisbane @ Tyms ( instore)
Sept 29 – Newcastle @ Small Ballroom
Sept 30 – Sydney @ Newtown Social Club Doomsday Fest w/ Acid King
Oct 1 – Geelong @ the Barwon Club.

Tickets from www.blownmusic.com and www.oztix.com.au.

Isaiah Mitchell, Live at Milhões de Festa, Barcelos, Portugal, July 2014

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