Coliseum

Coliseum

Formed in late 2003, this Louisville, KY/Birmingham, AL power trio has toured and recorded with relentless abandon for the better part of a decade. They issued a self-titled debut album on Level Plane in 2004, followed by the Goddamage EP on Auxiliary Records in 2005, before joining the Relapse Records roster in 2007 for the release of their second album, No Salvation. Following the release of No Salvation, the band embarked on countless tours in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan with Converge, High On Fire, MONO, Napalm Death, Baroness, Russian Circles, Torche, Integrity, and many others. In 2009, Coliseum released the "True Quiet / Last Wave" 7" single on Deathwish Inc. before joining the Temporary Residence family in 2010, where they have released their most compelling and resonant music to date.

California X

In less than a year, Amherst trio California X have emerged from basements and practice spaces of Massachusetts as one of the tightest new garage punk bands in the Northeast, teetering between various pockets of the punk spectrum — drawing influence from the worlds of noisy 80s Western Mass rock, fuzzy 90s garage pop, and classic post-hardcore SST sounds. Fronted by main songwriter Lemmy Gurtowsky, their debut LP for Don Giovanni follows one prior release, a double A-side single “Sucker” b/w “Mummy” out via the UK’s Sound of Sweet Nothing label. From start to finish, the record’s eight hook-heavy tracks of melodic guitar punk could all be singles: the noisy vox and huge grungy riffs on “Curse of the Nightmare”; the slower-burning head-banging pulse of “Pond Rot”; the shoegaze-inflicted fleshed-out melodies of “Lemmy’s World”. Songs like “Hot Hed” feel so essential you’ll wonder how they’re not actually from some long-lost reel-to-reel tape of 1980s Western Mass punk. Appropriately, the band recorded the album in MA with Justin Pizzoferrato, previously a collaborator with Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr – and though at times California X sound like they could have been contemporaries with those bands, they’re carving out their own space in a lineage of their hometown’s punk history, bringing a fresh, dynamic take.

If 2 Ton Bug were a lover your grandmother would keep their picture in a locket, having vowed never to speak their name. Equal parts Delta blues and Devo, synth-punk and garage rock, they are: a lead singer whose words tell of persecuted witches and mad scientists; a virtuoso drummer who bangs out primal rhythms on a literal pile of garbage; a slide guitarist who hollers into a cannibalized telephone; a classically trained pianist on the bass. Dubbed "ENERGY DRINK AMERICANA" by Thunder Zone mogul JUICEBOXXX and bred in the heart of Connecticut, 2 Ton Bug has played with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, JEFF the Brotherhood, Anamanaguchi, Math the Band, and more. They released their debut album Wedding of the Century in 2011, a followup EP, Thrillsville, and an acclaimed music video for "School Stinks" in 2012, and have a forthcoming album entitled It's a Wonderful Life due in 2013.

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**Due to a scheduling conflict, the May 18th show w/ Coliseum has been pushed one day later on Sunday, May 19th. All tickets for the original date will be honored. Refunds are available from point of purchase.**

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Coliseum with California X, 2 Ton Bug

Sunday, May 19 · 8:00 PM at Cafe Nine

Tickets Available at the Door