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Tuesday November 7 2023
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
•••  21 AND OVER
$20 in advance / $23 at the door
Messa [co-headlining]
 doom rock
Maggot Heart [co-headlining]
 proto-punk \  noise rock jangle
Older Sun
 blues heavy metal psych rock

-from Veneto, IT
-Two of the European rock scene's most hard working bands are joining forces for 18 co-headline live dates of the US this fall. Emerging from the Italian Doom Rock underground, MESSA's expansive and innovative sound has captured the attention of a rapidly growing fanbase. Their latest album, "Close," (Svart Records) takes listeners on a sonic pilgrimage, with a breathtaking sound that melds the colossal voice of lead vocalist Sara, with Sabbath-y guitar tones and unexpected flourishes of Arabian oudh and progressive solos. "Close" transcends the occult and noir-tinted atmospheres of their past works, encapsulating Messa's multifarious influences into a singular, breath-taking sound.

Based in Berlin, the trio MAGGOT HEART led by Swedish guitarist and vocalist Linnéa Olsson, brings a blend of proto-punk swagger and noise rock jangle. With bassist Olivia Airey and drummer Uno Bruniusson completing the lineup, MAGGOT HEART has become a powerful force in the underground rock scene, known for their cross-over hard rock sound and punk ethos. Building on the success of their 2020 album "Mercy Machine," the band is set to release their third album "HUNGER" on September 29th, an album that promises to deliver a potent mix of their signature gritty sound and new explorations.

As these two genre-defying bands unite for a co-headlining coast-to-coast U.S. tour this fall, audiences are in for a hell of a musical journey. MESSA's immersive dynamics and MAGGOT HEART's ferocious energy promise a tour that will push boundaries and deliver a mind melting live experience.

Maggot Heart
-from Berlin, DE

Older Sun
-from San Francisco, CA
-When was the last time you heard someone really sing? San Francisco’s twin-guitar heavy rock juggernaut Older Sun has a velvet voice like no other in Kelsey Guntharp, and their string-slingers and grooving rhythm provide the fuel that all at once evokes Saxon’s tight riffing, Judas Priest’s aviator-donning anthems and Heart’s bottomless pocket. On their debut full-length Dawn of Darkness, Older Sun bring listeners back to a time when bands couldn’t be pigeonholed into a two-word subgenre. The freedom heard on albums like Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti or on Pentagram’s early demos shine through, where dueling NWOBHM solos meet bouncing Motown beats, and jangling guitars charge with freight train bass, all while Guntharp howls at the moon before letting us down easy.

Older Sun transports listeners to an era when “heavy” included shades of light and darkness, and that includes the peers they’ve shared a stage with. The likes of Lucifer, Kadavar, Grim Reaper and Ruby the Hatchet have all had evenings rounded out by an Older Sun set, and these recordings are a vintage capture of the raw power they give off onstage. Their music has found homes in Thrasher Magazine and ESPN’s Real Street competition and it’s made its way across the globe from a variety of 7” and EP releases. With each new release, Older Sun announces their cinematic entrance with punchy moto-rockers, simmering acoustic-laced numbers and soaring epics. It’s the kind of adventure that albums used to take you on.