10/26 IRock Radio: Starset: Divisions 2019 / Palisades / Hyde /+ more

IRock Radio: Starset: Divisions 2019 / Palisades / Hyde /+ more
Starts: 10/26/2019 06:00 pm
31 Webster Street
Hartford, CT

THE WEBSTER
31 Webster Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Saturday, October 26, 2019
6pm – $25~$28
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STARSET

In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation.

Contained within the signal was a Message–of human origin–foretelling the details of man’s imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society, who quickly realized the importance of its immediate publication.

Risking extreme danger, The Starset Society commissioned a group of musicians and scientists to assist them in spreading the knowledge to a broader audience. This group became known simply as STARSET.

Please hold. STARSET will begin the TRANSMISSION of the Message to the public shortly.

ignorance : slavery :: knowledge : power

END TRANSMISSION

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PALISADES

When it came time to choose the artwork for their fourth album, “Erase the Pain”, Palisades landed on an image of the Ouroboros: an ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail, speaking to an infinite cycle of destruction and rebirth.

“The idea behind this whole album is that we all experience so much pain in life, but it’s always possible come out the other side and find happiness,” says Miceli. “You don’t have to be a prisoner to whatever’s happened in your past—you can choose to start over again, and become something new.”

The most thrillingly intense release yet from Palisades, Erase the Pain is pure catharsis in album form. To fully capture their raw outpouring of emotion, the New Jersey-based band joined forces with Howard Benson (the super-producer known for his work with everyone from My Chemical Romance to Three Days Grace). Recording at Benson’s studio in L.A., Palisades pushed their sound to bold new heights, delivering an album built on brutal but beautiful riffs, wildly thrashing rhythms, and soaring vocals that relentlessly channel the hurt and fury within each lyric.

At the same time, Erase the Pain finds Palisades achieving a greater sophistication in their endlessly melodic take on post-hardcore. To that end, the band embedded the album with inventive flourishes like hip-hop-inspired beats, as well as intricate textures crafted with the help of Benson’s extensive collection of synths.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeArePalisades

 

HYDE

HYDE, Japan’s most prolific rock artist, is the lead vocalist for L’Arc~en~Ciel, VAMPS, and most recently his own band by the same name, HYDE. Throughout his career, HYDE has performed sold out shows at the famous Tokyo Dome 16 times, he has over 60 top 10 singles on the Japanese Oricon Music Charts, he has sold over 40 million albums, and performed a sold-out show on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, just to name a few of his many accolades.

HYDE’s latest album “ANTI” was digitally released globally on May 3rd, 2019, timed to kick off a Spring US tour headlined by In This Moment, culminating with a sold out solo show in Los Angeles. HYDE recently announced that he plans to be back in the U.S. this Fall 2019 for a tour with Starset and Palisades. Be sure to follow HYDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for regular updates on new releases, tour dates, and more!

https://www.facebook.com/HYDEOfficialENG/

 

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10/26 Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco
Starts: 10/26/2019 08:00 pm
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT

WOLF DEN
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT
Saturday, October 26, 2019
21+ – 8pm – No Cover!

LUPE FIASCO

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released more than four acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drogas Wave released fall 2018. His efforts to propagate conscious material helped solidify him as GQ’s “Man of the Year” in 2006, and garnered recognition as a Henry Crown Fellow. While musical genius and ingenuity are at the forefront of Lupe’s achievements, the artist extends his innovation to projects that aim to foster creative discourse and opportunities in underprivileged and impoverished communities.

His conscious efforts to propagate social and artistic change has Lupe Fiasco’s desire to promote generational wealth and awareness continues to inspire his musical and community efforts; serving as a distinguished example in giving back and paying it forward!

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10/25 Fit For An Autopsy / Rivers of Nihil / Lorna Shore /+ more

Fit For An Autopsy / Rivers of Nihil / Lorna Shore /+ more
Starts: 10/25/2019 07:00 pm
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

SPACE BALLROOM
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT
Friday, October 25, 2019
All ages – 7pm – $20
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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY

Corrupt politicians, manipulative mainstream media, government surveillance, mass shootings, clean water shortages, religious warfare, aggressive agribusiness, climate change, GMOs and a whole host of mind-numbing problems certainly make it feel like humankind is “going to hell in a hand basket,” as they say. There may be nothing that can be done about it at this point. But at least we have a killer soundtrack.

Fit For An Autopsy’s Hellbound is the perfect score with which to watch the flames rise. Punishing, unrelenting and alternately both heavy and dissonant, the New Jersey metal band’s first album for Good Fight/eOne conjures visions of Nero vigorously attacking his fiddle, even as Rome was engulfed in fire all around him. Esteemed English actor Michael Caine delivers perhaps the best line in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy: “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Death metal often chooses to deal in devils, demons and horror-movie inspired gore. “Deathcore” detours into broken relationships and introspective issues, much like its scene cousins in Metalcore and alt-rock. Fit For An Autopsy blaze their own path, opting to address the dirty, gritty and grimy reality of modern day life. There’s no fantasy, no plaintive odes to lost love. This music is hell. These songs are Hellbound.

Scene queens, careerist cartoons and poseur-iffic hacks best step aside when confronted with the self-assured, art-for-art’s-sake vibe of Fit For An Autopsy. As MetalSucks observed early on: “The band’s brutal, glowering take on [deathcore] reminded [us] of the squandered potential of the genre. Hardcore grooves and swagger, when incorporated correctly, blend quite well with death metal.”

On Hellbound, Fit For An Autopsy expand upon their commanding approach to an often maligned subgenre by synthesizing the rhythmic experimentalism of Gojira, the aggressive post-Noisecore of Converge, the esoteric and meditative tribalism of Isis, a virulent dose of the New Wave Of Swedish Death Metal (At The Gates, Dark Tranquility, early In Flames), the legendary progenitors of Floridian death metal (Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary) and the “deathcore” acts who offer actual proficiency in the genre (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Whitechapel).

Each nuanced building block is meticulously assembled together to form a near-perfect modern metal masterpiece, all with the confident vibe of a group of people making the music they want to make for its own sake, trends and “hype” be damned.

There was justifiable reason to be excited about Fit For An Autopsy from the start. The rich pedigree of its core members foreshadowed the momentous music that was to come. Nate Johnson’s stint fronting Through The Eyes Of The Dead resonated with many death metal diehards. Guitarist Will Putney is an accomplished metal producer, mixer, engineer and cowriter. Putney’s fingerprints are all over currently relevant albums from Stray From The Path, Reign Supreme, Misery Signals, Vision of Disorder, Counterparts, For Today, Like Moths To Flames, Stray From The Path and more. Guitarist Patrick Sheridan is rightly well regarded for his work on the fretboard as well as with a tattoo machine. The rhythm section of bassist Shane Slade and Sick Drummer-approved Josean Orta is beyond formidable.

The earliest rumblings of Fit For An Autopsy emerged on a 2008 demo. The self-released Hell on Earth EP arrived the following year, eliciting interest from Guy Kozowyk, The Red Chord vocalist and Black Market Activities label honcho. Kozowyk released Fit For An Autopsy’s devastating debut, The Process of Human Extermination, in 2011. Sputnik Music paid particular attention to Johnson’s dominating presence. “The dude’s a swamp creature,” they wrote of his “absurd” (in a good way) delivery. “When you hear him scream, it’s like, ‘What the —- was that?’ You realize whatever it is would probably eat you if you ran into it in the woods.”

The group’s seething contempt for modern society is rivaled only by the sonic bombardment dropped upon the unsuspecting all over Hellbound, a record that is equal parts challenging and engaging. It’s an album designed to make people feel uncomfortable, while at the same time, counter-intuitively soothed by its catharsis. Criminals, junkies and the systems that fail them; deadbeat parents; poisoned food; BS celebrities and false idols; they’ve all led humanity here. Hellbound draws a line in the sand. It’s a declaration that even it’s all going down the proverbial drain likeminded individuals can take some solace in the expression of shared rage.

http://www.fitforanautopsy.com/

 

RIVERS OF NIHIL

Forget everything you think you know about Rivers of Nihil. The Reading, PA quintet announced themselves as one of the most promising and forward-thinking metal bands in the world today with their first two releases, The Conscious Seed of Light (2013) and Monarchy (2015). But on March 16th, 2018, they will shatter all expectations with their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name.

Whereas Seed and Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for Rivers of Nihil, the autumn serves as a rebirth. Formed in 2009 by guitarist Brody Uttley, bassist/lyricist Adam Biggs, and vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, Rivers of Nihil quickly made a name for themselves in the death metal scene, attracting the attention of legendary DM titan Erik Rutan. Rutan, revered for his work as both a musician (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel) and producer (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), insisted on recording The Conscious Seed of Light. The results were, unsurprisingly, spectacular, with Heavy Blog Is Heavy going so far as to assert that the debut “rivals even the most legendary work of some of [Rivers of Nihil’s] peers and influences.” They continued along this trajectory with Monarchy, which Metal Injection praised as an “incredibly striking” demonstration of how “Rivers of Nihil have evolved into a monster.”

The group further cemented their reputation as a young band to watch by annihilating audiences with their live show, which Metal Wani called “a mind numbing force of modern death metal with a vivid darkness in the sound.” To date, Rivers of Nihil have toured with such heavy hitters as Whitechapel, Obituary, Darkest Hour, Misery Index, and Cryptopsy.

But Where Owls Know My Name represents a massive evolutionary leap for Rivers of Nihil, as different from its predecessors as Homo sapiens are from amoeba. The band – now rounded out by guitarist Jon Topore and drummer Jared Klein – has delivered an album which is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers. All bets are off; listeners are simply not prepared for the magnum opus that is Where Owls Know My Name.

https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil/

 

LORNA SHORE

Lorna Shore is an American deathcore band from Warren County, New Jersey. Formed in 2010, the group currently consists of lead guitarist Adam De Micco, drummer Austin Archey and vocalist CJ McCreery.

https://www.facebook.com/LornaShore/

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10/24 Vacationer ~ Wavelengths

Vacationer ~ Wavelengths
Starts: 10/24/2019 08:00 pm
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

SPACE BALLROOM
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT
Thursday, October 24, 2019
All ages – 8pm – $15
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VACATIONER ~ WAVELENGTHS

“My memory gets fuzzy when I try to pin down the time of year this began, or which track was the first to come together. Let’s call it 2016. I’d been getting into a habit of home schooling myself in music production. I was compelled to become more self-sustained in my music-making and gratified with the recording quality I could achieve.

My goal was to complete an album at home within my means. I have a modest music room filled with gear and records in various conditions that have accumulated over the years. It’s a stretch to call it a studio, but that’s how I treat it. I overhauled the room’s configuration to accommodate every working instrument and record them at a moments notice.

During this time I was determined to complete writing for the third Vacationer LP, Mindset. Even though I was focused on that task at hand, I had ulterior motives to complete an original instrumental record for many years. So I worked on both projects in tandem.

This is a close personal record for me. It was made for years in one room with all I had at arms length. I want to bring the listener into that room. I want them to smell the cedar planks and weed and feel the click of the tape machines’ record button under their index fingers. I hope they find all the enjoyment.”

https://vacationermusic.com/

 

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10/25 Takin’ It To The Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute

Takin' It To The Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute
Starts: 10/25/2019 08:00 pm
41 Bridge Street
Collinsville, CT
BRIDGE STREET LIVE
41 Bridge Street,
Collinsville, CT 06022
Friday, October 25, 2019
8pm – $20~$30
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TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS: A DOOBIE BROTHERS TRIBUTE

On Friday, October 25th at 8PM, Bridge Street Live is excited to welcome Takin’ It To The Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute to the stage for an unforgettable night of music!

Takin’ It To The Streets is the ultimate Doobie Brothers tribute show. This incredible concert performance covers all of The Doobie’s great hits and an occasional deep track or two with stunning accuracy. You’ll hear Long Train Runnin’, China Grove, Listen To The Music, Takin’ It To The Streets, What A Fool Believes, Rockin’ Down The Highway, Minute By Minute, Black Water and many more!

With amazing vocal skill and top notch musicianship, Takin’ It To The Streets brings it night after night, show after show. The Doobie Brothers concert experience doesn’t get any better than Takin’ It To The Streets.

“The vocals were incredible, the musicianship amazing” – Florida Today

“Outstanding – The Doobies would definitely approve” – Kansas City Pitch

“One of the best tribute concerts we’ve seen” – CBS New York

Tickets to see Takin’ It To The Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute are $20 for General Admission and $30 for VIP Reserved (plus fees).

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