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OSEES Announce Opening Acts for Their Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

San Francisco alternative rock band OSEES has announced an extensive U.S. tour this coming fall, along with several festival appearances.

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OSEES, photo by Titouan Massé
OSEES, photo by Titouan Massé

OSEES are gearing up for an extensive U.S. tour, and now the band has shared a list of acts who will act as support. Tickets for all 2024 tour dates are on sale here. The tour will also include runs through Europe, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

In 2023, OSEES travelled the world at length, with headlining performances across the United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Australia, and North America. They also made festival stops at Pukkelpop (Belgium), Sled Island (Calgary, AB), Wide Awake Festival (Herne Hill, UK), SXSW (Austin, TX), Kilby Block Party (SLC, UT), and Substance Festival (Los Angeles, CA).

This year, OSEES is heading out on a world tour throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, and more. Today, they announce the openers for their upcoming U.S. tour dates, including Famous Mammals, Bronze, Death Sentence: Panda!, Timmy’s Organism, Amplified Heat, Hataalii, Iguana Death Cult, Godcaster, and Upchuck.

Tour Dates:

02/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Winterland VI
04/06 – Iowa City, IA @ The Englert at Mission Creek Festival
04/19 – Tokyo, JP @ UFO Club
04/20 – Tokyo, JP @ UFO Club
04/21 – Shonan, JP @ Oppala
04/24 – Sakai-Osaka, JP @ Fandango
04/25 – Kobe, JP @ Varit
04/26 – Osaka, JP @ Shangri La
04/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Fever
04/28 – Nagoya, JP @Tokuzo
05/25 – Berlin, DE @ Desert Fest
05/26 – Munich, DE @ Strom
05/28 – Ravenna, IT @ Hana-Bi (Free Show)
05/29 – Roma, IT @ Casilino Sky Park
05/31 – Siegen, DE @ Freak Valley Festival
06/01 – Nancy, FR @ L’Autre Canal
06/02 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
06/04 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirène
06/05 – Orléans, FR @ L’Astrolabe
06/06 – Lille, FR @ L’Aéronef
06/08 – Venlo, NL @ Best Kept Secret
06/09 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
08/15 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

OSEES Europe tour 2024 flyer

OSEES Europe tour 2024 flyer

08/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Famous Mammals
09/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Bronze
09/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Death Sentence: Panda!
09/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
09/05 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom w/ Famous Mammals
09/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Famous Mammals
09/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/09 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Hall w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar w/ Amplified Heat
09/14 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole w/ Amplified Heat
10/15 – Shiprock, NM @ Shiprock Chapter House w/ Hataalii
10/16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale w/ Godcaster
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Godcaster
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Upchuck
10/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Godcaster
10/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/ Upchuck
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Upchuck

OSEES Japan tour 2024 flyer

OSEES Japan tour 2024 flyer

Alternative/Rock

Lovin’ Life Music Fest Drops First Year Lineup

Lovin’ Life Music Fest dropped their official lineup this week, and it is exceptional. The festival’s will occur on May 3-5th, 2024, in North Carolina.

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Lovin’ Life Music Fest 2024

Lovin’ Life Music Fest dropped their official lineup this week, and it is exceptional. The festival’s first-ever installment will occur on May 3-5th, 2024, in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The star-studded lineup includes headline sets from Post Malone, Noah Kahan, and Stevie Nicks. From headliners alone, we can tell this festival has something for everyone.

The festival will showcase many popular acts spanning various genres and generations. Supporting acts include Maggie Rogers, Dominic Fike, The Fray, The Chainsmokers, Quinn XCII, Mt. Joy, Young the Giant, and NC’s DaBaby and The Avett Brothers. There will also be a local stage to highlight Charlotte’s own artists throughout the weekend. This is one of the most stacked lineups we’ve seen for the 2024 festival season.

Tickets to Lovin’ Life are on sale now! Grab them while you can; this is sure to be an epic weekend!

Lovin’ Life Music Fest 2024 poster

Lovin’ Life Music Fest 2024 poster

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L.A. Edwards Tease ‘Pie Town’ Album with “Good Luck” Single

L.A. Edwards returns with their new single “Good Luck” and word of a new album ahead of their tour with Lucinda Williams next week.

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L.A. Edwards, photo by Jay Fisher
L.A. Edwards, photo by Jay Fisher

Luke Edwards and his band of brothers, L.A. Edwards, return with their new single, “Good Luck,” ahead of a European tour with Lucinda Williams next week. The Californian family band has also just finished recording their fourth record, titled Pie Town, to be released on July 5th, 2024. The new single “Good Luck” reflects on recent difficult times with family.

Luke Edwards states:

Pie Town is the next step down the Heartland trail for us – it’s a collection of songs about my experiences over the past few years addressing the reticence to “grow up” and all the bulls**t that comes with that loss of innocence. Recorded here in Seattle, it reflects our most expansive and explorative instrumentation. I’m excited for this album, stay young my friends.”

Luke Edwards says of the new single:

“This song is a go-fuck yourself song about someone you still care about. There’s so few lyrics in it, I was hoping to let the melody do the talking and to allow space for interpretation for the listener. But for me, it’s about when you say, “Good Luck with that” as you wave goodbye and close the door.”

The new album will be released on July 5th, 2024, worldwide by Bitchin’ Music Group via The Orchard and Mars Label Group in Europe.

Catch L.A. Edwards play their new single with Lucinda Williams on the below UK & European dates, tickets for which are available at https://www.laedwards.net/.

L.A. Edwards “Good Luck” single artwork

L.A. Edwards “Good Luck” single artwork

Tour Dates:

Thu 29 Feb – London, UK
Fri 01 Mar – Birmingham, UK
Sat 02 Mar – Holmfirth, W Yorkshire, UK
Mon 04 Mar – Amsterdam, NL
Tue 05 Mar – Hamburg, DE
Wed 06 Mar – Berlin, DE
Fri 08 Mar – Köln, DE
Sat 09 Mar – Paris, FR
Mon 11 Mar – Munich, DE
Tue 12 Mar – Vienna, AT
Thurs 14 Mar – Bern, SW
Friday 15 Mar – Chiari, Italy

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Plutocracy Planet Announces Debut LP for Summer 2024

Born of the pandemic shutdown, Plutocracy Planet is an experimental sociopolitical super-collective led by Scott Morrow.

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Scott Morrow aka Plutocracy Planet
Scott Morrow aka Plutocracy Planet

Born of the pandemic shutdown and mobilized by the world’s societal ills, Plutocracy Planet is an experimental sociopolitical super-collective led by former Alarm Magazine editor and musical vagrant Scott Morrow.

Fusing post-hardcore sensibilities with electronics, polyrhythms, atypical time signatures, and a far-reaching instrumental palette including strings, saxophone, piano, harp, marimba, acoustic guitar, and more. The ambitious collaborative project utilizes the talents of more than two dozen venerable vocalists and instrumentalists across hardcore, hip-hop, emo, avant-garde composition, pop, and more.

Greed, inequality, and the endless influence of money in politics serve as the project’s thematic focal points. But between a broad-minded approach and a coalition of lyrical voices, the collective’s forthcoming debut LP also touches on the cult of personality, fear-mongering media, police brutality, toxic masculinity, religious zealotry, factory farming, the billionaire space race, and the singularity.

Lead single “This Very Severity,” whose music video premiered at BrooklynVegan and is out now on DSPs, features emo legend Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film) playing a slowly unravelling news anchor, relaying stories of our current fractured reality and an increasingly dystopian future.

Nanna says:

“I was overjoyed to be asked to contribute to the record as I usually don’t dabble in this genre or subject matter too much, and now I think I should way more often. Being able to collaborate on cool, important projects is something that brings me great joy, so being a part of this record was a tremendous pleasure. Please disregard my lack of dress pants in the video.”

Joining Nanna on “This Very Severity” are a pair of instrumental phenoms, guitarist Jason Schimmel (Red Fiction, Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3) and bassist Jonathan Hischke (The Sound of Animals Fighting, Le Butcherettes, Hella, Anywhere).

Morrow says:

“It’s unbelievable to me that I get to work with the people on this album. I’ve been a fan—in many cases a super fan—of many of them for 20 to 25 years. It’s a mind-blowing honor that they said yes, and I still don’t really know how the hell I convinced them .”

Plutocracy Planet ‘Plutocracy Planet’ album artwork

Plutocracy Planet ‘Plutocracy Planet’ album artwork

Plutocracy Planet Track Listing:

1. Prologue
2. This Very Severity (f. Bob Nanna)
3. But You Said (f. onelinedrawing)
4. A Simple Refrain (f. Matt Pryor & Swamburger)
5. Commence Mutation (f. Carson Pace)
6. Slaughterhouse Soliloquy (f. Swamburger & Drumcorps)
7. War? (f. Rody Walker)
8. True Crime (f. Angela Mullenhour)
9. Hours and Hours (Work Harder, Not Smarter) (f. Mark Rose)
10. Dance of the Downtrodden (f. Carla Kihlstedt, Nils Frykdahl & Jørgen Munkeby)
11. Remain Silent (f. Emily Jane White, Blueprint & Bruce Lamont)
12. Epilogue

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