High-energy Boston pop punk band Bleacher Days 12/12 at Black Forge

The high-energy Boston pop punk band Bleacher Days will be setting out on tour next month with Riviera (who recently performed at the Warped Rewind at Sea event). The punk package will be stopping in Pittsburgh on 12/12 at Black Forge.

Bleacher Days’ new EP I only Saw True Purpose will be out on 12/8 and was produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives, Lions Lions). You can see a music video for the single “Once Again” here: https://youtu.be/S0IVPoGjdk4. The angst-charged, introspective songs on the new EP are poppy, but still pack enough punch to keep the mosh pits moving. Vocalist Wren Mohammed says the new record “is the product of frustration resulting from our lives and our relationships. The songs are a blunt chronicle of the back end of a 7 year relationship I was in and start to finish, each song is just frustration.

Boston-based pop punk band Bleacher Days has arrived with a new music video for their single “Some Strain of You,” premiering with Idobi Radio. The track comes via the band’s new EP I Only Saw True Purpose that was produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy WivesLions Lions).

The EP as a whole is essentially chronicling the end of a 7 year relationship I was in,” says vocalist Wren Mohammed. “‘Some Strain Of You’ functions as the moment you realize future plans you may have envisioned with someone simply aren’t gonna go the way you planned all this time, while also working as a criticism for someone using substances (be it drugs, alcohol or even an over usage of escapism such as television or video games) to deal with those negative emotions, as well as criticizing your own naivety. Those things, though they may numb the pain, are simply not healthy for you in such large and frequent doses. You’ve got to rid yourself of bad habits for yourself, and no one else.

When asked about the video, Mohammed told Idobi “Honestly the video was kind of spontaneous. We hit up our boy Dan Fried (Just Fly Casual) and sent him the song, not really knowing what we wanted to do with it. He had the idea of shooting the gang in some cool spots. So we brainstormed and just went to some places around Massachusetts we thought we look cool on camera haha. It all worked out because we ended up going places where we all had some memories with certain people that we didn’t exactly want to think about, and we managed to make new memories through shooting the video. So like recording the EP itself, the experience was wicked cathartic. It’s a real good look into who we are as people and how interact with each other. Some of our friends even make some guest appearances in it!

Bleacher Days will be setting out on tour this December with Riviera (who recently performed at the Warped Rewind at Sea event). The punk package will start in Stroudsburgh, PA and end in Attleboro, MA on 12/16 (full list of dates below).

In its first year of hard work, Bleacher Days has made an immediate impact on New England shows, rallying bands together and promoting in person on their way to selling out a 250 cap room with their most recent headliner. A feeling of camaraderie consumes the room when the band takes the stage and the relationships within the band run deeper than the band’s one year age would suggest. Longtime friends, past musical projects, and once abandoned ideas is what brought Bleacher Days together.

I Only Saw True Purpose is available now on Spotify.

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Tour Dates:
12/8 Stroudsburgh, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/9 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
12/10 Chicago, IL @ Township
12/11 Cleveland, OH @ Marshall’s Locker Room
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge 
12/13 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
12/14 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
12/15 West Haven, CT @ The Cave
12/16 Attleboro, MA @ Patterson Creations

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John Petrucelli’s Presence coming to Pittsburgh 12/7

photo: Renee Rosensteel

WHO: John Petrucelli

WHAT: Presence, part of the CSA Performance Series TICKETS: www.newhazletttheater.org/csa

WHEN: December 7 at 8PM

The CSA series continues in December with John Petrucelli’s Presence, the crossroads where jazz, classical, and electronic music meet. Presence is a unique musical meditation on place, space, and the human condition. John Petrucelli’s latest compositional endeavor combines three different musical genres into one original performance featuring a jazz quintet, a string quartet, and electronics.

Described by All About Jazz as “a musician with a burning desire to explore,” John Petrucelli is an award-winning saxophonist and composer who has performed alongside internationally renowned artists such as Terence Blanchard, Geri Allen, and Victor Lewis. John received critical acclaim for his debut album The Way. John’s performances present an enthralling amalgam of technique, formal and rhythmic invention.

“Our CSA provides the resources and support emerging artists need to create professional caliber work,” says René Conrad, Executive Director of the New Hazlett Theater. “On the surface, it may seem like a regular subscription series, but underneath it is so much more. A share in the CSA doesn’t just pay for a seat at a show, it directly contributes to the production of amazing new art.”

This year, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country.

Flesh World play Pittsburgh w/ Sheer Mag

Cattivo w/ Sheer Mag on September 11

SF’s Flesh World return this fall with a new batch of hooking dream punk gems. ‘Into The Shroud’ is a topological map showing the cities of the Bay Area & LA in rapid change, looking to the books, records and artists paid study to in order to create continuity in the constant flux of the city, the punk show, the gay world and the rest of the environments Flesh World insulate themselves in for survival. 
 
Flesh World’s Jess Scott and Scott Moore met in 2012 while loitering around the Panhandle district , listening to records, gossiping, and playing live shows around town with their bands (Scott plays in hardcore group Limp Wrist and Jess played in the indie pop band Brilliant Colors). The pair immediately bonded over a shared love of The Velvets and The Mary Chain. They began writing songs in Scott’s lofted bedroom in the city and took their name from a XXX magazine.
Flesh World’s new video “Into The Shroud” debuted via FADER. “Into the Shroud” was shot just a few minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean in SF.  Flesh World explain the video is an “attempt to transform the rush of a motorcycle ride into a suspended, loitering spiral of skulking boys on a Honda bike. This, combined with the overlay of painted images by singer Jess Scott both figuratively and literally reflect the song’s tale of traveling through the imminent hum of an anxious experience, onwards to a quickly approaching spiral, finally lurching past love and towards dread.”
 
Filmed by Andy Jordan | Edited by Martha Orchard
 
Flesh World Live Dates:
9/1: Santa Rosa, CA – Orchard House
9/2: San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
9/2: Live set & interview – KALX
9/10: Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
9/11: Pittsburg, PA – Cattivo #
9/12: Columbus, OH Ace of Cups #
9/13: Louisville, KY – Kaiju #
9/14: Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #
9/15: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #
9/16: Madison, WI – The Frequency #
9/17: Detroit, MI – El Club
9/18: Ann Arbor, MI – WCBN
9/19: Toronto, Canada – Baby G
9/20: Montreal, Canada – La Vitrola
9/21: Easthampton, MA – Flywheel
9/22: New Haven, CT – Three Sheets
9/23: Brooklyn, NY – Trans-Pecos
# – w/ Sheer Mag
 
Flesh World return this fall with a new batch of hooking dream punk gems. ‘Into The Shroud’, the first for Dark Entries Records, is out September 8.
Each song on ‘Into The Shroud’ speaks to a chaotic or sometimes eclectic period of influence of different books, ideas, drawings, saints, stories, and aims gathered in the two year writing process since the previous album (‘The Wild Animals In My Life’). Themes of this record include writer, advice columnist, and Dreamland actress Cookie Mueller, the youth’s effect on the general political psychosis of nostalgia, icon Billy Fury, and the writings and drawings of Jean Cocteau as a hovering guide for living with less rules.

The record is a topological map showing the cities of the Bay Area and Los Angeles in rapid change, looking to the books, records and artists paid study to in order to create continuity in the constant flux of the city, the punk show, the gay world, and the rest of the environments Flesh World insulate themselves in for survival.

Flesh World’s Jess Scott and Scott Moore met in 2012 while loitering around the Panhandle district , listening to records, gossiping, and playing live shows around town with their bands (Scott plays in hardcore group Limp Wrist and Jess played in the indie pop band Brilliant Colors). The pair immediately bonded over a shared love of The Velvets and The Mary Chain. They began writing songs in Scott’s lofted bedroom in the city and took their name from a XXX magazine.
The group’s dynamic has greatly solidified on this album with a brilliant new rhythm section. Flesh World find it easy to be influenced by a range of musicians from the guitar flourishes of Alan Rankine of the Associates, the swinging notes Johnny Marr of the Smiths, to the romantically desperate vibe of Roland S. Howard and Nikki Sudden, to the razor thin vocals of Jenny Ross from Section 25, the androgynous vocals of Roy Orbison, to the structured synths of OMD.
‘Into the Shroud’ was recorded with Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, California . There always seem to be incidental forces at work in gathering characters for a Flesh World record: during the previous LP, Scott had just finished reading The Secret Historian which profiles gay lifestyle photographer and pornographer J. Brian, and when the group found the LP cover photo at a garage sale they realized it was also taken by J. Brian. This time around Cookie Mueller seems to be watching over the process; Scott recently saw two art shows in one day in New York; one that was imagined merchandise that would have been produced if John Waters films were marketed to children and the other about AIDS, the common thread was Cookie, whom Jess wrote about in “This Great Cheap Face” on the current record.
Flesh World is Scott Moore (Guitar, Synths), Jess Scott (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew Luttrell (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Sam Lefebvre (Drums).


 
FLESH WORLD
‘INTO THE SHROUD’
SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
DARK ENTRIES RECORDS
3 – Knock To Answer
4 – To Hell With Your Purity
5 – Problem In The Youth Bulge
6 – Tell Me I’m In Exile
7 – Ship Him To Shanghai
8 – This Great Cheap Face