Show Review:: The Mindsweep Tour 4/17


The Mindsweep Tour
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Ace of Spades; Sacramento, CA
Written by Bryce Hoffman

I’m going to level with you, Internet reader. Prior to this show, I had listened to a grand total of 3 Enter Shikari songs. I know, I know. Why am I the one writing a review on their live show? In some ways, sure, I’m the least qualified person to be writing this piece right now. I’m sure there are other attendees who would be much better suited for this task. I had heard the opening bands before (The White Noise and Hands Like Houses, which I’ll get to in a second), so I knew what they sounded like and there was a level of anticipation in that regard. Enter Shikari was a band I had certainly heard of, but just never really listened to. Until after this show. Look, when you can walk into a show having no idea what the headliner sounds like, and can leave that same show equal parts impressed, energized, and on your phone syncing their latest album on Apple Music so you can listen on the way home, then clearly this is a band worth paying attention to.
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Review:: Dissonants | Hands Like Houses

There is an atmospheric sound coming from Hands Like Houses’ new album Dissonants. This full-length album is self-assured, loud, and confident; it is everything to love about music.

The dynamics of Thrice, the moody vibes from Deftones, and the heart-on-sleeve ambition from Thursday have influenced this Australian group. From schoolmates to an international rock band, Hands Like Houses have been hard-hitting stages all over the world. They have played Warped Tour twice and have toured with Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, A Day to Remember, and The Amity Affliction, to name a few.

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Hands Like Houses To Release New Album

Australian rockers, Hands Like Houses, have announced their third studio album, Dissonants. The album, which was produced by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath), is to be released on February 26th via Rise Records, fans have slowly been introduced to the band’s new music with the release of their tracks “I Am” and “New Romantics.” 

“We’re feeling a powerful mix of relief and excitement in finally releasing Dissonants,” says frontman Trenton Woodley. “We knew from pretty early on that this album would make us or it would break us – and it nearly did. But we were honest with ourselves, each other, and most importantly, the music, adopting the mantra ‘It’s better to get this right, than to just get it done’. And we’re proud to finally say that we’ve done both.”

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for Dissonants.

1. I Am
2. Perspectives
3. Colourblind
4. New Romantics
5. Glasshouse
6. Division Symbols
7. Stillwater
8. Momentary
9. Motion Sickness
10. Degrees of Separation
11. Grey Havens
12. Bloodlines

Hands Like Houses Announce Fall Tour

Australian rockers, Hands Like Houses, have announced the Dissonants World Tour! The tour kicks off on October 23rd in San Diego and wraps on November 27th in Pomona. Supporting acts for the tour include I The Mighty, Lower Than Atlantis, Brigades, and Too Close To Touch!

Tickets for the tour are available for purchase here! The full list of tour dates can be found below.

10.23 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA  
10.24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
10.26 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
10.27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10.28 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
10.30 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10.31 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
11.2 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11.3 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
11.4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
11.5 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
11.6 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
11.7 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
11.8 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChanger World
11.10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
11.11 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
11.12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
11.13 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11.14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11.15 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
11.17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11.18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11.20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11.21 – Portland, OR @ Analog
11.23 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
11.24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
11.27 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House

Vans Warped Tour Updated Lineup

Check out the acts that are heading to this summer’s Vans Warped Tour! Full updated list can be found below! New announcement to be released this Wednesday! 

Alive Like Me (6/19-7/12)
Alvarez Kings
As It Is
Asking Alexandria
Baby Baby
Beautiful Bodies
Bebe Rexha
Being As An Ocean
Black Boots
Black Veil Brides
Born Cages
Candy Hearts
Emarosa (6/19-7/12)
Escape The Fate
Family Force 5 (6/19-8/5, 8/8)
Fit For A King
Hands Like Houses
Have Mercy
I Killed The Prom Queen
Icon For Hire
Jule Vera
Juliet Simms
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Kosha Dillz
Le Castle Vania
Lee Corey Oswald
Major League
Matchbook Romance (6/19-7/11)
MC Lars
Metro Station
Mod Sun
Moose Blood
Motion City Soundtrack (6/19 – 6/21)
Neck Deep
New Beat Fund
New Years Day
Night Argent (6/20-6/28, 8/1-8/8)
Night Riots 
Our Last Night
PUP (7/1-7/29)
Riff Raff (6/19-8/8)
Rotting Out
Set It Off
Sirens and Sailors (7/14-8/8)
Slaves (7/14-8/8)
The Amity Affliction
The Dirty Nil
The Karma Killers
The Kenneths
The Relapse Symphony (6/19-7/12)
The Wonder Years
This Wild Life
Tori Kravitz
Trophy Eyes
While She Sleeps
Youth In Revolt

LOL Gallery: My Iron Lung, Major League, Hands Like Houses, Silverstein


Who: My Iron Lung, Major League, Hands Like Houses, Silverstein
What: “Discovering the Waterfront” 10th Anniversary Tour
When & Where: 2/19/15, Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore, MD
ByCaitlyn Willard

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