Baltimore rockers, Have Mercy, have announced the details of their upcoming Fall tour! The tour, which kicks off on October 14th in Philly and wraps on November 22nd in Vienna, includes supporting acts Transit, Somos and Microwave. Tickets are available for purchase here!
Below you can find the full list of tour dates!
– Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry 10.15
– Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar 10.16
– New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room) 10.17
– Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall 10.18
– Boston, MA @ The Sinclair 10.20
– Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar 10.21
– Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo 10.22
– Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room 10.23 –
Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes 10.24
– Detroit, MI @ The Shelter 10.27 –
St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 10.28
– Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown 10.29
– Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater 10.30
– Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 10.31
– Boise, ID @ The Watercooler 11.1
– Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 11.3
– Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe 11.5
– San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill 11.6
– Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 11.7
– Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy 11.8
– San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (Sidestage) 11.10
– Mesa, AZ @ The Nile 11.12
– Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall 11.13
– Austin, TX @ Red 7 11.14
– Houston, TX @ Walters 11.15
– Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 11.17
– Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell) 11.18
– Orlando, FL @ Backbooth 11.19
– Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s 11.20
– Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum 11.21
– Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street 11.22
– Vienna, VA @ Jamin’ Java
This weekend is going to be an incredible one for fans of The Movielife, who will be headlining Today’s Mixtape Festival in Patchogue, NY, as it is their first Long Island show in 13 years! To add on to the hype, the festival will also be Kill Your Idols’ first show on the island in 8 years and A Loss For Words’ final show!
portion of this year’s festival ticket sales will go towards The Safe
Center, Nassau County’s only comprehensive victims’ services agency,
offering confidential and cost-free services to victims of child abuse,
domestic and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, and human
To purchase tickets for the festival, click here! The daily lineup for the festival can also be found below!
Saturday, August 15 The Movielife Kill Your Idols Crime In Stereo Incendiary A Loss for Words Iron Chic Giants at Large Gates Microwave Makeshift The Cavalry Is Us Andrew W.K.* (*Saturday Night After Party)
Sunday, August 16 Every Time I Die Real Friends Stray From the Path State Champs Counterparts On Broken Wings Cryptodira Knocked Loose Brigades Gatherers Broadside Commonwealth Shorebreak Young Graves
One of the bands on our “50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss At SXSW” list was Atlanta band, Microwave. A unique blend of genres, we were intrigued upon first listen and kept wanting more. We recently spoke with vocalist, Nathan Hardy, about their debut album, their experience at South By Southwest, and where the band name came from. Check out the interview below!
This was your first time performing at South By Southwest. Did you guys prepare differently for South By versus playing any other show you would normally play at? We spent a couple weeks touring through the Midwest on our way out to Austin which was really fun. Aside from that, we had some delicious tortas and quesadillas at Licha’s Cantina where they held the Audiotree showcase. It was a beautiful place full of beautiful people.
Speaking of your debut album, Stovall was initially released in August of last year and it received a ton of great feedback. What song off the album was your personal favorite to write/record and why? My personal favorite (Nathan) to write and record was Stovall cause I was in the midst of the bullshit which the song is about while we were in the studio recording it and it felt really good to get drunk and whine about it into an expensive microphone.
So we have to ask – where did the name Microwave come from? When I was 2 years old, my babysitter put me inside a microwave and threatened to turn it on as a punishment for hardcore dancing in the living room while my parents were at a Megadeth show. (she was a big Chiodos fan and was heavily against hardcore dancing in the living room). I can’t be inside elevators or small spaces to this day and I hate bagel bites. Just kidding, we were just drunk one night and thought it was funny and I love
Being that South By Southwest is filled with tons of incredible acts, were you excited to catch any artists in particular? Did you stumble across any new artists that you are now a fan of? We have been long time fans of Mew, a super sick space-rock band from Denmark. We didn’t have SXSW badges to get into see them, but we watched from side-stage through a gate. They walked out where we were standing afterwards and we got to shake Jonas’ hand (Mew vocals) and Tito (Microwave Drums) got to show him his Mew tattoo while his legs turned to jello like a young schoolgirl. We also discovered a band called Rozwell Kid
which is a hummus-themed power pop band from West Virginia. They were absolutely incredible and we hope to see them many more times in the future.
What can we expect next from Microwave? We’re going to be in the studio at the beginning of May recording a song for a split which will be announced soon. Then, right after we finish recording, we’ll be headed out to the west coast for a tour which we will also be announcing soon. We have a lot of things in
the works for the rest of 2015 as well.
It’s that time of year again and South By Southwest(SXSW) is just around the corner! We’ve decided to bring back our “50 Acts You
Won’t Want To Miss” feature! Check out our final installment
(acts 41-50, in no particular order) of artists we think you need to check out
*Note: some acts we’ve included are performing at South By So What?! and not
South By Southwest. However, since the festival takes place during the week of
South By Southwest, we’ve decided to still include them in our list!
on our list last year, this 10-piece continues to be one of our favorite
Houston acts. This ten-piece may be overwhelming to some, but the Suffers know
how to utilize each member brilliantly, creating classic tunes of rock &
roll with a bit of soul squeezed in there. Perfection is an understatement.
Sidenote, be sure to catch these guys on Lettermen on March 31st! Where to catch The Suffers: 3.17 – 4:30pm – Paypal Party @ Empire
Control Room; 3.17 – 6:30pm – do512 Family Picnic @ Midway Food Park; 3.18 –
1am – New Frontier Showcase @ Holy Mountain; 3.19 – 12pm – BMI Showcase @
Lambert’s; 3.19 – 4:05pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ The Blind Pig Roof;
3.20 – 11:30am – Balcony TV Showcase @ Joe’s Crab Shack; 3.20 – 11:10pm –
Convoy Group Showcase @ Palm Door Sabine.
Transit Boston rockers, Transit, have the best mentality when it comes to music.
They create music as a way of finding themselves while sticking true to who
they really are. Every new album from these guys is different and that’s
exactly why we’re fans: because they aren’t conforming to any ideas of what
others want them to be. If you don’t get the chance to catch their performance
at South By, the band will be playing the Acoustic Basement Tent on the Vans
Warped Tour all summer! Where to catch Transit: 3.19 – 1am – Official SXSW Showcase @ The
Empires We’ve been huge fans of Empires for quite some time now. The band produces
music that is nothing but catchy, leaving the listener singing along and
wanting to hear more. At this point, the band has honed their sound and
perfected their own style, blending all the right sounds and feelings into
their work. Where to catch Empires: 3.21 – Official SXSW Showcase – TBA.
The Tontons Another act that appeared on our list last year is the Tontons. This
psychedelic rock/soul band is just so all over the place, but in the most
perfect way. Filled with empowering vocals, the Tontons know how to provide
fans with a unique and soulful experience that they may have never felt before. Where to catch The Tontons: 3.16 – 8pm – Capital One Party @ 6th
and Congress; 3.17 – 5:30pm – Do512 Family Picnic @ Midway Food Plaza; 3.18 –
12am – New Frontier Showcase @ Holy Mountain; 3.20 – 12:30pm – Balcony TV @
Joe’s Crab Shack; 3.20 – 1am – The Convoy Group Showcase @ Palm Door Sabine;
3.21 – 3pm – Eye In The Sky @ Shiner Saloon; 3.21 – 5pm – Holy Underground @
Ghost Town Ghost Town is one of those bands that began making a name for themselves
very early in the game. After being a band for only a year, Ghost Town signed
to Fueled By Ramen in 2013 and has been touring like crazy ever since. From
playing last years Warped Tour to touring with Issues, then Every Time I Die
and The Ghost Inside, now South By Southwest, and just today announced touring
with Falling In Reverse, I’m starting to wonder if these guys will ever take a
break. Passion and drive is what makes these guys one of our must see acts. Where to catch Ghost Town: 3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.
Twin Shadow Recent addition to Warner Bros. Records, Twin Shadows is one of the newer
artists we’ve been introduced to. After some creative changes and a new
direction, Twin Shadows will be releasing their brand new album tomorrow and
it’s one we highly suggest you check out. Where to catch Twin Shadow: 3.21 – 8pm – Official SXSW Showcase @
Microwave Upon first listen, Microwave will warm you up from the inside out. This
will also happen upon second, third, fourth, and every other time you give them
a listen. This Georgia band uniquely balances genres including pop-punk and
post-hardcore, which is why they made our list. Microwave is one of those
unsigned bands that we expect to make it big before you know it. Where to catch Microwave: 3.18 – 5:30pm – House show; 3.20 – 8:15pm –
Audiotree Showcase @ Licha’s Cantina.
Highly Suspect Prog rockers, Highly Suspect, have become a recent favorite of mine, with
gritty vocals and their hard-rock sounds having previously been compared to
bands including Kings of Leon, Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is a must
watch-band for us. Where to catch Highly Suspect: 3.18 – Beautiful Buzz Showcase; 3.18 – The
Trophy Room; 3.19 – Sonic Tonic Showcase; 3.20 – Reverb Nation; 3.21 – Trailer
Space Records; 3.21 – Monster Energy Rock Showcase.
Concord America With an upcoming full-length on the horizon, this trio is one to keep on
your radar. Forming around their love for Rock & Roll, Concord America
contains sounds from a variety of genres from Garage Rock to Doo-Wop to Power-Pop
and even Surf. Though their tastes may be scattered, their music is cohesively
original. Where to catch Concord American: 3.18 – 7pm – Ground Floor Booking/Hot Grits
Records @ Love Goat; 3.18 – 12am – Fireball Island Presents @ The Lost Well;
3.19 – 3pm – Sonic Tonic Pool Party @ Amli Downtown, 3.19 – KVRXPlosion; 3.20 –
21st St. Co-Op; 3.20 – 7:30pm – Audiotree @ Licha’s Cantina; 3.20 –
South Fry South Friendy’s @ Chain Drive Austin; 3.21 – 6pm – Georgia Theater
Athens @ The Side Bar; 3.22 – ATX Overload @ Spinner’s.
Halsey For fans of Ellie Goulding, CHVRCHES, and Lorde, you’re sure to love Ashley
Frangipane, also known as Halsey. There’s something so refreshing about this
artist. At only 19, Halsey is taking over and is sure to be a household name
before you know it. Where to catch Halsey: 3.18 – 1am – Official SXSW Showcase @ Bar 96