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"Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable" - Woody Allen

Although from the mouth of a famed comedian, it's difficult to overlook an epigraph that has the potential to resonate with so many people. This is not to say that everything on this planet is negative, as the quote suggests. It is to say, however, that a great many of us take a look around and ask, "When did things get so shitty?" This, of course, happens on a daily basis. Especially with us Americans.

Five of these inquisitive U.S. natives are sprinkled in amongst the other 3.8 million people who live in Los Angeles, California. Coming together in late 2007, Touche Amore (as the collective group is known) plays hardcore that aims at making their listeners aware of a few things that "ruffle the band's feathers"...so to speak. The quintet's sound has been linked to"traditional" screamo bands like Orchid, pageninetynine and Hot Cross, while also being called reminiscent of the more straight-up" approaches of outfits like American Nightmare, Curl Up & Die and even Jawbreaker.

With a healthy amount of shows already played alongside bands like Trash Talk and The Carrier, Touche Amore is now looking to the future: a dense schedule of performances in various states, and their debut release on 7-inch vinyl out this summer on No Sleep Records.

Looking to have fun in a city near you.

Los Angeles based COMING formed in 2012 and consists of band members: Dustin Hollenbeck (vocals, guitar), William Hedgecock (Bass), and AJ English (Drums). Their music is an aggressive mix of abrasive, post-punk sonic sounds with hardcore aesthetics. COMING have become known for their high energy shows in and around the Los Angeles area and their self-released debut EP, "Lonely", is available now on their bandcamp page. COMING plans to release their second EP, "Destructure", in September to coincide with a nationwide tour.

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AFI with Touche Amore, Coming

Thursday, September 12 · Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM at Varsity Theater

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