Champions of Sound Tour: PELICAN, KAYO DOT, STEVE BRODSKY & ZOZOBRA

Hydra Head Records has announced their second ever Champions of Sound Tour. Originally devised in 2003 and also featuring label staples and instrumental metal masters, PELICAN, this year’s trek sees avant-metal pioneers KAYO DOT, supporting their latest Blue Lambency Downward, and CAVE-IN frontman Stephen Brodsky (aka Stove Bredsky), support his psychedelic rock outing that is the Black Ribbon Award. Joining the bill in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, are the almighty ZOZOBRA.

Tuesday October 28th 2008 Mt. Clemens, MI Hayloft
Wednesday October 29th 2008 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
Thursday October 30th 2008 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
Saturday November 1st 2008 Allston, MA Harper’s Ferry w/ ZOZOBRA
Sunday November 2nd 2008 New York, NY Bowery Ballroomw/ ZOZOBRA
Monday November 3rd 2008 Milford, CT Daniel Street w/ ZOZOBRA
Tuesday November 4th 2008 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar w/ ZOZOBRA
Wednesday November 5th 2008 Washington, DC Black Cat
Friday November 7th 2008 Charlotteville, VA Outback Lodge
Saturday November 8th 2008 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
Sunday November 9th 2008 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
Monday November 10th Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Tuesday November 11th 2008 Gainesville, FL The Common Grounds
Thursday November 13th 2008 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Friday November 14th 2008 Orlando, FL The Social
Sunday November 16th 2008 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Café
Tuesday November 18th 2008 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant’s
Wednesday November 19th 2008 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Visit hydrahead.com for more information.

EARTH to Embark on Short U.S. Tour

Seattle’s masters of Americana-style drone Earth are set to play some U.S. dates following their recent jaunt across Europe. Beginning this month they’ll hit the Midwest and South a bit then travel up the East Coast. More waves of dates will be announced over the coming months as the band confirms more regional touring.

04/25/2008 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ HELEN MONEY
04/26/2008 Wexner Center for the Arts – Columbus, OH w/ SWORD HEAVEN
04/27/2008 The Dame – Lexington, KY
04/28/2008 *TBA – Nashville, TN
04/29/2008 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ FUR ELISE, LIZ DURRETT
04/30/2008 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ FUR ELISE, LIZ DURRETT
05/01/2008 Calendonia – Athens, GA w/ FUR ELISE, LIZ DURRETT
05/02/2008 Rocket Club – Asheville, NC
05/03/2008 Downtown Events Center – Raleigh, NC
05/04/2008 Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ KAYO DOT
05/05/2008 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ KAYO DOT
05/06/2008 Knitting Factory – New York, NY w/ KAYO DOT

INTRONAUT on Tour with KAYO DOT, MISERY INDEX, and SWARM OF THE LOTUS

Los Angeles’ INTRONAUT will be hitting the road hard once again in support of the newly released album, Void. This time around they will be in support of death-grind kings MISERY INDEX and the newly reformed SWARM OF THE LOTUS, but not before they do a few gigs with the eclectic KAYO DOT out west.

The band will also be taking part in this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in NYC as part of the Heavy Hitter showcase. This will mark the band’s first appearance at CMJ, so come and show your support.

INTRONAUT w/ KAYO DOT
10/09 Santa Barbara, CA – Casa De La Raza
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Mountain Bar

INTRONAUT w/ MISERY INDEX and SWARM OF THE LOTUS
11/02 Chicopee, MA – Cabot Street Pub
11/03 New York – Don Hills – Heavy Hitter CMJ Showcase
11/04 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Fireproof w/ BIOLICH
11/06 New York, NY – Lit Lounge
11/09 Detroit, MI – Modern Exchange w/ ARSIS, ALL SHALL PERISH, THE FACELESS
11/10 Chicago, IL – Champs
11/14 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
11/15 Fargo, ND – Fargo VFW
11/16 Rapid City, SD – TBA
11/17 Denver, CO – Hubba’s
11/18 Tulsa, OK – The Pink Eye
11/20 Fayetteville, AR – The Dart Room
11/21 St. Louis, MO – Just Bills
11/22 Toledo, OH – Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH – High Five
11/24 Akron, OH – Daily Double