“Fest 19” Postponed To 2021

This year’s edition of The Fest has been postponed to 2021. The event will be held in Gainesville, FL on October 29-31 and it will feature: Gorilla Biscuits, Frank Turner, The Menzingers, Sparta, Torche, Teenage Bottlerocket, Comeback Kid, Sheer Mag, War On Women, and more. Organizers issued the following statement:

“Fest 19 is being postponed to October 29, 30, 31, 2021. We know it has been a hard year for everyone so far, and we do not think it’s possible to safely hold a music festival anytime soon. Luckily we’ve confirmed a ton of bands for the new dates, and we got more coming still! If you bought a pass, hotel or merch; please lookout for an e-mail from Sarasvati with instructions on how to roll those over or get a refund. Please continue doing your part to push our leaders to protect people over profits, stand up for positive social change, and wear a mask! Thank you so much for your patience and we hope to see everyone at Fest 19 in 2021! Full details at: thefestfl.com

Torche To Release “Live At Chicago Music Exchange” This Week

Torche will be releasing a new live EP titled “Live At Chicago Music Exchange“ tomorrow (July 3) via Bandcamp. The group commented:

“Last year one of our favorite sessions took place at Chicago Music Exchange. Tomorrow we’ll be releasing the audio from this session exclusively on Bandcamp when they will once again waive their share of revenue. You can watch the session on CME’s YouTube channel.”

Hot Water Music, Torche, Sparta, Etc. Set For 2020 The Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 edition of The Fest. The event will take place on October 30 – November 1 in Gainesville, FL.

Here’s the initial lineup:

  • Hot Water Music (performing “A Flight And A Crash” on night 1, all request set on night 2)
  • Cursive (20th anniversary of “Domestica” set)
  • Samiam (20th anniversary of “Astray set)
  • Frank Turner
  • The Flatliners (10th anniversary of “Cavalcade” set)
  • Red City Radio
  • Strike Anywhere
  • Torche
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Good Riddance
  • Sparta
  • The Applesee Cast
  • Tim Barry
  • Modern Life Is War
  • Mustard Plug
  • The Bad Signs
  • Bong Mountain
  • The Copyrights
  • Criteria
  • Dead Bars
  • Devon Kay & The Solutions
  • Dikembe
  • Dollar Signs
  • The Farewell Bend
  • Giants Chair
  • Gouge Away
  • Graduating Life
  • Kill Lincoln
  • Makewar
  • Mock Orange
  • Moving Targets
  • Origami Angel
  • Pool Kids
  • Prince Daddy & The Hyena
  • Signals Midwest
  • Sincere Engineer
  • Skatune Network
  • Slingshot Dakota
  • Such Gold
  • Taking Meds
  • Typesetter
  • We Are The Union
  • Wolf-Face
  • Zeta
  • After The Fall
  • Answering Machine
  • Articles
  • Billy Liar
  • Cabana Wear
  • Cold Wrecks
  • Debt Neglector
  • Demons
  • Elders
  • Expert Timing
  • I Like Allie
  • Insignificant Other
  • Jail Socks
  • Kali Masi
  • Lapêche
  • Leg Biters
  • Little Teeth
  • Lone Wolf
  • Lost Love
  • Machinist!
  • New Junk City
  • Niiice.
  • Pity Party
  • Phogoh
  • Rational Anthem
  • Reconciler
  • Riskee & The Ridicule
  • S.M.N.
  • The Scutches
  • Secret Spirit
  • Spells
  • Sports Reference
  • Suck Brick Kid
  • Sunliner
  • Teen Agers
  • Telethon
  • Tim Holehouse
  • Virginity
  • Woolbright
  • You Vandal
  • Amygdala
  • Brightr
  • Carpool
  • Consent
  • Dead Friends
  • Dog Party
  • Echo Base
  • Ghouli
  • Guilhem
  • Gutless
  • The Longest Hall
  • Menagramo
  • Original Sharkes
  • Postage
  • Soft Clicks
  • Sparrows

Torche Release “Part Time Punks” Radio Session

Torche have digitally released a “Part Time Punks” radio session that they recorded on October 31, 2019 for KXLU 88.9FM. The band commented:

“During our tour in the fall of 2019 we recorded this four song session for the Part Time Punks radio show on KXLU 88.9FM in Los Angeles. Just last week our current tour in Europe with Russian Circles was cancelled due to COVID-19 and like many other musicians we are now faced with staggering losses to try and recoup. We are putting all the proceeds from the sales of this session, available exclusively here on Bandcamp, toward the tour expenses and losses we need to cover and replace. You can purchase this at any price point you see fit, any and all support helps and we’re so grateful for everyone who buys this.”

Russian Circles Postpone European/UK Tour With Torche Due To Coronavirus

Russian Circles have postponed their European/UK tour with Torche due to the coronavirus pandemic. The dates are expected to be rescheduled for later this year.

Russian Circles commented:

“It’s with heavy hearts that we’re announcing the postponement of our European tour with Torche due to the increasing government pressure to limit public events in the wake of the coronavirus. We’ve been watching the day-by-day developments closely and all the patterns seem to indicate that the measures imposed by countries like Italy will likely be the model for most of Western Europe in the next few weeks, effectively cancelling the majority of our shows.

We have already had several concerts cancelled on us and we’ve been asked to postpone our performances by several additional promoters. Ultimately, we anticipate that the situation will get worse before it gets any better. Beyond government restrictions, we also have to consider the health of our audiences and the people working our shows.

We’ve played shows with broken fingers. We’ve played shows with vomit buckets hidden behind our amps because members of the band we’re dealing with stomach flus. We’ve played shows days after members have come out of surgery. We’ve played through any number of physical, emotional, or financial hardships, but unfortunately we have to make an exception this time around.

It pains us to postpone the tour, but for the sake of our audience, our colleagues in the clubs, and ourselves, we feel it’s best to reschedule the tour for later in 2020. That said, we are keeping our fingers crossed that the situation improves in time for Roadburn Festival in mid-April as we are still planning on performing as scheduled.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused anyone but we will be back soon. Stay safe and take care of each other. ” – Brian, Mike & Dave

We plan to reschedule this full tour ASAP, currently looking at Fall / Late 2020 , will advise on exact dates / period as soon as it is clear.”

Torche Announce New U.S. Dates

Torche have announced some new U.S. dates. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

01/11 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (‘Evil Beat Vol 2‘)
02/15 Miami, FL – Las Rosas
02/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
02/21 St. Augustine, FL – Planet Sarbez
02/22 Savannah, GA – The Jinx (‘AURA Fest‘)
02/23 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
03/07 St. Petersburg, RUS – Serdce
03/09 Moscow, RUS – Gorod
03/10 Thessaloniki, GRE – Eightball Club
03/11 Athens, GRE – Temple

With Russian Circles:

03/12 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
03/13 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
03/14 Orleans, FRA – Astrolabe
03/15 Nantes, FRA – Warehouse
03/16 Biarritz, FRA – Atabal
03/17 Bilbao, SPA – Shake (Torche only)
03/18 Porto, POR – Hard Club
03/19 Lisbon, POR – Lisboa Ao Vivo
03/20 Sevilla, SPA – Sala X
03/21 Madrid, SPA – Copernico
03/23 Barcelona, SPA – LA 2
03/24 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
03/25 Montpellier, FRA – Black Sheep (Torche only)
03/26 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
03/27 Rome, ITA – Brancaleone
03/28 Bologna, ITA – TPO
03/29 Innsbruck, AUT – PMK (Torche only)
03/30 Rijeka, CRO – Pogon Kulture
03/31 Budapest, HUN – Durer kert
04/01 Vienna, AUT – Arena
04/02 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
04/03 Berlin, GER – Astra
04/04 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
04/05 Dresden, GER – Ostpol (Torche only)
04/06 Munich, GER – Technikum
04/07 Zurich, SWI – Rote Fabrik
04/08 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 (Torche only)
04/09 Koln, GER – Die Kantine
04/10 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
04/11 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
04/12 Oslo, NOR – Inferno Festival (Torche only)
04/13 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
04/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Musikenshus

Torche:

10/26-30 Miami, FL to Nassau, BS (‘S.S. Neverender‘ cruise)

Thrice, Power Trip, Etc. Added To Coheed And Cambria’s “S.S. Neverender” Cruise

More bands have been added to Coheed And Cambria’s “S.S. Neverender” cruise. The event, which will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl, will sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 26-30 and it will now feature: Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, The Dear Hunter, Power Trip, Polyphia, Thank You Scientist, Sheer Mag, Culture Abuse, Torche, Fire Deuce, Weerd Science, Three, Radkey, Hail The Sun, Peelander Z, and Graham Elliot. An Emo Nite event is also being planned.

Coheed And Cambria Announce “S.S. Neverender” Cruise

Coheed And Cambria have announced that they will be launching their “S.S. Neverender” cruise in 2020. The event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl, which will sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 26-30. In addition to Coheed And Cambria, the cruise will also feature: Taking Back Sunday, The Dear Hunter, Polyphia, Thank You Scientist, Culture Abuse, Torche, Three, Fire Deuce, and Weerd Science. An Emo Nite event is also being planned.

Carcass, Power Trip, Vio-lence, Etc. Set For 2020 Evil Beat Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Evil Beat festival. The event will take place at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas, TX on January 11 and it will feature the following: Carcass, Power Trip, Vio-lence, Razor, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Drab Majesty, Prurient, Warthog, Torche, Wiccans, Red Death, True Widow, Special Interest, Mil Spec, and Dress Code. There will also be a kickoff show on January 10, but the lineup for that has yet to be revealed. It’s also worth noting that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards Plus1.