I have no argument with Heavy Glow. Dudes clearly have their shit together, believe in what they’re doing and are working hard to get their music in as many ears as possible. Their 2014 album, Pearls and Swine and Everything Fine, is a more than solid slab of well crafted, straightforward songs. The production is a little smoothed out in the QOTSA tradition, but beyond that, there’s really nothing I can think of to ask that they don’t deliver either in terms of catchiness, melody or personality.
But, as any number of bands can tell you, sometimes these things take a while to catch on in a bigger way, so all the better Heavy Glow are getting out to hand-deliver their fuzz to those clued in enough to show up and receive it. They’ll head east and north from Texas starting on Sept. 18, and the PR wire checks in with dates and whathaveyou:
HEAVY GLOW Announces North American Headlining Tour
San Diego Rock Trio Heading Out to the Highway in Support of Celebrated New LP
Electric San Diego rock band HEAVY GLOW has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its new LP Pearls & Swine and Everything Fine. Set to kick off on September 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, the 18 city jaunt will showcase the trio’s unhinged explosiveness, which blends post-millennial blues-rock and haunting, Motown-esque hard soul, calling for comparison to The Dead Weather, The Black Keys, Afghan Whigs and Cream.
Led by guitarist / vocalist Jared Mullins, HEAVY GLOW has been called “a bluesy slice of Free-meets-Grand Funk” and “an impressive Hendrix / ZZ Top hybrid that pays homage to other blues masters (Clapton, Cray) and modern-day fuzz tone titans.” Recorded with producers Michael Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer) and Nic Jodoin (Spindrift, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Pearls & Swine and Everything Fine has been hailed as “blistering” and has yielded the crunching cuts “Headhunter” and “Look What You’re Doing to Me”; the latter track’s music video starring actress Mayra Leal of the Robert Rodriguez film “Machete.”
HEAVY GLOW North American Tour Dates:
September 18 Ft. Worth, TX Lola’s Saloon.
September 19 Oklahoma City, OK The Blue Note
September 20 Kansas City, MO Mike’s Tavern
September 21 Lincoln, NE Duffy’s Tavern
September 23 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s Iowa City
September 25 Burlington, IA The Washington
September 26 Grand Rapids, MI Billy’s Lounge
September 27 Cleveland, OH 5 O’ Clock Lounge
September 30 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
October 1 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
October 2 Hamilton, ONT This Ain’t Hollywood
October 3 Toronto, ONT The Cavern Bar
October 4 Toronto, ONT Duffy’s Tavern
October 5 Windsor, ONT The Phog Lounge
October 8 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Cafe
October 9 Long Branch, NJ The Brighton Bar
October 10 New York, NY Piano’s (as part of 2014 CBGB’s Festival)
October 11 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
October 12 Boston, MA The Spot Underground
Live and on stage is where HEAVY GLOW makes its heaviest impression and on the upcoming headlining tour, the group is set to show that its stellar reputation precedes it for a reason. Seeing is believing!
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