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Monday April 16 2018
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
 noise rock/sludge punk
Helms Alee
 post punk post-hardcore shoegaze
DJ Sasquatch Borracho

Christian Lembach: voice and guitar
Casey Maxwell: bass
Donnie Adkinson: drums
-from Atlanta, GA

-Formed in 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, the trio has established themselves as one of the most successful and motivated bands in the genre today. Elements of Helmet, Melvins, and the Amphetamine Reptile roster can be heard throughout their catalog, but Whores are no regurgitated throwback act. Through intense, cathartic live performances and the perfected aggressive tenacity present on their recordings, the band has gained a fervent following sure to do nothing but grow in the years to come.

October 28, 2016 saw the band's first full-length album and their debut on eOne records, "GOLD."

 The album was widely praised, garnering spots in the top ten on album of the year lists through publications such as Rolling Stone, MetalSucks, Heavy Planet, Invisible Oranges, Shiny Grey Monotone, and more. The band is currently recording the follow-up to "GOLD."

 Prior to their signing with eOne, Whores' output included two now-classic EPs. "RUINER." released December 20, 2011, put the band on the noise rock map and is now on its fourth pressing. They followed this up with the even-more popular "CLEAN." released October 29, 2013 and now on its sixth pressing.

Between these and "GOLD." the band released a split of covers by The Cure with Rabbits and contributed the song "Bloody Like the Day You Were Born" to Amphetamine Reptile's "Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking in The Streets, Volume 13". Whores also just contributed the track "Flag Day" to Amphetamine Reptile's "Bash '17" alongside acts such as The Melvins, Mudhoney, Lydia Lunch, and Cherubs.


Helms Alee
Ben Verellen
Dana James
Hozoji Matheson-margullis
-from Seattle, WA

-"Seattle-based loud rock outfit Helms Alee mixes together an array of rock and metal genres, all the while offering up actual hooks. If it's on-paper ridiculous, it's also executed surprisingly well."

"With able crew-members formerly serving time in bands like These Arms are Snakes, Lozen and Harkonen, Helms Alee no doubt have able hands manning its deck."

-from Oakland, CA,  Nashville, TN

-Angular, dissonant, alternative, odd - these descriptors might give you an idea of what you’re in for should you come across San Francisco’s offbeat PORCH. The distinctive pedigree of this trio includes former members of Primus, Today is the Day, and Samiam, but do not let those bands lead you any which way; PORCH is its own road, journey and destination. Guitarist/vocalist Todd Huth’s distinctive guitar style blends the heavy aggressiveness and complex time signatures of noise-rock with delicate passages that leave bassist Christopher Frey and drummer Michael Scott Jacobs plenty of room for experimentation in creating a barely restrained rhythmic unity. Their pummel has not lost an ounce of intensity in 25 years - since 1992, they’ve maintained a healthy touring schedule in the US and abroad, as well as multiple releases on Alternative Tentacles, Mammoth Records, and Blackball Records. Rest assured, these wild-eyed misfits may have matured, but their bark remains equally as vicious as their bite.

DJ Sasquatch Borracho
-DJ Dave Pehling
-from San Francisco, CA