A lot happens in our scene each week. In an attempt to capture what you might've missed, we gather up noteworthy moments and package them in one convenient post every weekend. Check out this week's roundup below!
1. Tampa-natives Set It Off have announced their album release show, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Their new album Upside Down, releases Oct. 7 via Equal Vision Records. The album release show will include a Q&A, fan meet-and-greet and a live stream of Set It Off performing live, which can be viewed here.
Speaking of Set It Off, the band premiered a new track from the album on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Listen to the title track, “Upside Down”:
2. The Maine announced this week that they will be holding the first ever 8123 Festival (the name of the band’s independent label) to celebrate their tenth anniversary on Jan. 21, 2017. The festival will feature 13 bands and be held in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Maine will play their album Pioneer in full. Look out for a band announcement on Sept. 26, check out the festival’s site here and watch the band make the announcement in this Facebook video:
3. Alternative-pop trio Against The Current have announced the North American leg of their In Our Bones world tour, sponsored by Live Nations’ Ones To Watch and Alcatel. Tickets are on-sale now.
15 Philadelphia, PA Foundry @ Fillmore *
16 New York, NY Irving Plaza
17 Boston, MA Middle East
18 Montreal, QC L’Astral
19 Toronto, ON Opera House
20 Albany, NY The Hollow
22 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
25 Charlotte, NC The Underground
26 Orlando, FL Social
27 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
29 Houston, TX House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
30 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Cambridge Room
2 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
3 San Diego, CA SOMA
4 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
5 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk
7 Vancouver, BC The Rio Theatre
8 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
10 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
13 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
14 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
15 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
16 Detroit, MI Shelter
4. The indie-poppers in Beach Weather, led by ex-A Rocket To The Moon frontman Nick Santino, announced their second EP, Chit Chat, to release Oct. 14 (pre-order here). Listen to the first single, “Someone’s Disaster”:
5. After AP premiered their single “Dark Tongues Pt. II.,” Comrades have dropped another new song. Listen to “Underground Queen,” culled from their forthcoming album Lone/Grey, out Oct. 7:
6. Okay, this is really awesome: Ice Nine Kills have a breakfast sandwich inspired by them in Indianapolis, IN at Broad Ripple Bagel Deli.
How did this happen? Well, the owner of the deli is an Ice Nine Kills fan, so when the band was in town, they crafted the yummy breakfast sandwich.
The sandwich is called the “Slaughterhouse Chive”—a sundried tomato bagel, smoked gouda, egg, ham, garlic and chive cream cheese, and sriracha mayo. Ice Nine Kills’ name came from the fictional substance “ice-nine” from Kurt Vonnegut’s science fiction novel Cat’s Cradel, and Indianapolis is where Kurt is Vonnegut is from.