Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants Launches GoFundMe For Her Significant Other’s Cancer Battle

Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants has revealed that her significant other, Brian McGraw, has been diagnosed with cancer. You can help him out with medical expenses by donating via GoFundMe.

Pleasants commented:

“Our journey began September 7th when Brian went in for an endoscopy. He was having classic symptoms of acid reflux but the general medicine was not working and his symptoms were getting worse. We went in thinking that there was a large ulcer or maybe a bad case of GERD. When we heard the word “mass”, we looked at each other with tears in our eyes, completely shocked.

We followed with more tests, doctor visits, a couple of trips to MUSC in Charleston and we landed with an ugly diagnosis. The cancer is in the esophagus, stomach and abdomen lining. We don’t want to get too detailed here… but we do have a lot of medical expenses that are not covered by Brian‘s insurance.

This will be the fight of our lives and we aim to win; to beat this ugly bastard known commonly as Cancer. Neither of us can work at the moment as Brian is not able to and I (Laura) am his nurse and want to be by his side as much as possible through this uphill battle.

It is not in our nature to set up a financial campaign like this, but many folks have asked if/how/where to donate or how to help. This will help pay for a surgery we had to do, medical equipment, medical bills, trips to Charleston, every day stuff like proper food, drugs, etc. It all adds up rather quickly – especially with Laura only working a few hours here and there.

We aim to fight. We aim to win. Any amount, no matter how small, will aid us in this battle. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love each other more than anything in this world and we love you for caring and helping.

With love and sincerity,
Laura Pleasants & Brian McGraw“

[via The PRP]

New Kylesa Box Set “An Original Album Collection“ To Be Released In September

A new Kylesa CD box set titled “An Original Album Collection“ will be available on September 8. That releasenwil come with “Spiral Shadow“, “From The Vaults, Volume 1“, “Ultraviolet”, and “Exhausting Fire“. Preorders can be found at Amazon.

[via The PRP]

Kylesa Go On Hiatus

Kylesa have announced that they have decided to go on hiatus. You can see the band’s official statement below.


“To our fans and friends… After 15 years of nonstop touring and writing, we decided that it is time for a break. A lot of you have been asking when we are coming to your part of the world and that means a lot to us. However, we feel it should be known that as of now we have no plans to play any shows or work on any new material. We have collectively decided to take a hiatus with no set date to reconvene. We want to give a huge thanks to all our fans, friends, and family for the support over the years. It has been a killer journey and a real pleasure meeting so many amazing people along the way.”

Kylesa Announce October 2015 Dates With Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts & Irata

Kylesa have announced some October headlining dates. The band will also be joined by special guests Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts and Irata for these shows.


Tour Dates:

10/06 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
10/07 Miami, FL – Grand Central
10/08 Orlando, FL – The Social
10/09 Savannah, GA – Jinx
10/13 Columbus, OH – The Basement
10/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
10/16 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/20 Philadelphia, PA – Black Box Underground Arts
10/23 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10/24 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
10/25 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn (no Inter Arma)

Kylesa Premiere New Song “Lost And Confused”

Kylesa have premiered a new song titled “Lost And Confused.” This song is from the band’s new album, Exhausting Fire, which will be released on October 2. Preorders are available HERE.

Exhausting Fire Track Listing:

01. “Crusher”
02. “Inward Debate”
03. “Moving Day”
04. “Lost and Confused”
05. “Shaping The Southern Sky”
06. “Falling”
07. “Night Drive”
08. “Blood Moon”
09. “Growing Roots”
10. “Out Of My Mind”
11. “Paranoid” (bonus track)

Kylesa Tour Dates:

08/29 — Durham, N.C. — Motorco
08/31 — Charlottesville, Va. — The Southern
09/01 — New York, N.Y. — Gramercy Theater
09/02 — Montreal, Quebec — Cafe Campus
09/03 — Toronto, Ontario — Mod Club Theater
09/04 — Chicago, Ill. — Reggie’s
09/05 — St. Louis, Mo. — Ready Room
09/06 — Louisville, Ky. — Zanzabar
09/07 — Augusta, Ga. — Sky City
10/06 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — State Theatre
10/07 — Miami, Fla. — Grand Central
10/08 — Orlando, Fla. — The Social
10/09 — Savannah, Ga. — Jinx
10/10 — Asheville, N.C. — New Mountain
10/13 — Columbus, Ohio — The Basement
10/14 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Pyramid Scheme
10/16 — Cleveland, Ohio — Grog Shop
10/17 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Altar Bar
10/19 — Boston, Mass. — Brighton Music Hall
10/20 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Black Box @ Underground Arts
10/23 — Richmond, Va. — The Broadberry
10/24 — Washington, D.C. — Rock & Roll Hotel
10/25 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Drunken Unicorn
11/06 — Pomona, Calif. — The Glass House
11/07 — Los Angeles, Calif. — The Fonda Theatre
11/08 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Fillmore
11/10 — San Diego, Calif. — The Irenic
11/11 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Club Red
11/13 — Austin, Texas — Red 7
11/14 — Houston, Texas — Warehouse Live
11/15 — Dallas, Texas — The Prophet Bar
11/17 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Black Sheep
11/18 — Denver, Colo. — Summit Music Hall
11/19 — Salt Lake City, Utah — The Complex
11/20 — Boise, Idaho — Neurolux
11/21 — Portland, Ore. — Hawthorne Theatre
11/22 — Seattle, Wash. — The Crocodile