Tonight, Friday, May 19th we have the distinct honor of headlining the newest edition of the long-running Capital City Showcase, the Washington, DC area’s best variety show! We’ll be playing at Iota in Arlington, VA with three comedians (Rahmein Mostafavi, Elahe Izadi, and Jon Yeager) and music from Cassie Urbany! Something new for the CC – we’re all big comedy fans so this is really exciting for us. Come check it out! Show starts at 8:30, CC goes on at 9:30! $12!
Iota is at 2832 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Virginia. Facebook event page with further details is HERE.
Hope to see you there! We’ll be playing two new songs that we’ve never performed live, and that we just recorded for our new album!
This April 2017 your beloved CC will enter the studio and begin recording a new album. Once again we’ll record with the multi-talented J.Robbins at his Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, MD! Woo! April will see the first two of four sessions completed, with the rest of the album to be completed later in the summer. Expect a heavier and more experimental album than 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘Breaks’. Remember, Fortune Favors The Bold. Keep an eye on our social media for progress updates! And don’t forget to pre-order our newest 7″ in the Pantheon series – Pantheon: Volume 2 – out this Summer!
It’s been a while since we rapped at ya on the ole official CC website! We’ve been busy planning big things for 2017 and writing our new record. Exciting news to come!
On the local show front, we’ve got our first ever gigopolis in Annapolis, Maryland TONIGHT at Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge! We’re pleased to be celebrating Mark Cruikshank’s birthday – the man organizes Maryland Doom Fest and does a lot of promotion for the local heavy music scene. We’re happy to call him a friend and we were honored to be asked to play his birthday bash! We’ll be sharing the stage with our old friends Foghound, a most excellent, fuzzy, trippy stoner rock band, and good buddies Cavern, Maryland’s finest instrumental rock band, as well as our friends-to-be Mantis Toboggan, who will open the show! This particular musical concert is also a benefit for Dave Benzotti – his Benzotti Live radio show has done a lot for local heavy music over the years, and the show is in financial trouble. The proceeds from this riff fest will go directly to keeping this important radio show afloat.
Doors are at 8, and the show starts at 9. Tonight, Saturday night, February 25th! The show is $10 and is 18 and up. The facebook event page is HERE. The Metropolitan Kitchen is at 169 West St. in downtown Annapolis.
Mantis Toboggan: 9-9:45
Caustic Casanova: 11-11:45
Let’s recap shall we?
Birthday Bash? Yes!
Benefit Show? Yes!
First CC show in Annapolis? Yep!
Outstanding bill? Absolutely!
BE NOT THERE
PLEASE COME TO THE SHOW
IF THAT WAS UNCLEAR
IT’S GONNA BE A BLAST
LATTRESS ON THE MENJAY
We’ve played more shows this year than ever before, and tonight’s the last of 2016! Thanks to all our fans, friends and family for everything you’ve done for us this year! We love you all! It’s because of you that we get to live this wacky rock and roll dream. Thank you so much – and we hope you have the wonderful holiday season! Ho Ho Ho!
On to the details of the show of our final show of 2016 – it’s tonight, December 17th, with the new-ish heavy rock band Virginia Creep. We are quite excited to play with them. Their new three song EP is outstanding and we can’t wait to hear more material. Virginia Creep features JR Hayes of Pig Destroyer fame on vocals, Ben Tufts of being DC’s most prolific drummer fame on, naturally, the kit, as well as Aaron Mason on guitar and Christopher Wright on bass. FREE show, early 6 PM start time, CC on first. It’ll be over by 8. No excuses! And it’s at the brand new home of Mobius Records, the best record store in Fairfax City, Virginia! Come shop for records and listen to the jams! Can’t wait to see you there! Facebook event page HERE.
CC Fans and Friends Worldwide!
Time flies when you’re living a life of riffage, adventure, and friendship, whilst traversing North America in a grey van/fart box named Spalding with a jackalope named Gizzy as a constant companion. It’s hard to believe we’ve been out for nearly nine weeks and still have a few threads of sanity left!
Please join us for the home stretch! The final shows are…
TODAY 9/27 in Baltimore, MD at The Depot
9/28 in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus (Stef’s 30th birthday party!)
9/29 in Philadelphia, PA at The Fire
9/30 in Boston, MA at O’Brien’s
10/1 in Pawtucket, RI at News Cafe
10/2 in Burlington, VT at Finnigan’s Pub
10/3 in Montreal, QC at L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle (CC first ever show in the province of Quebec!)
10/4 in Utica, NY at Gordon’s Taproom
10/5 in Rochester, NY at The Bug Jar
Hello CC enthusiasts, friends, fans, and everyone in between!
Yes, the rumors are true. We WILL be on tour from July until October. We DO love each other that much! We’re returning to a lot of our favorite places and playing in many, many new cities (and a few new states!), so check out the dates below and come see us if we hit your town! We’ll be updating our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram frequently so make sure you’re following us to get all of the latest updates. Go HERE for the most up to date information about each show. We will also be slingin’ our freshly minted colored vinyl (released July 21st!) across America, but in case you have to miss us live you can pick up a copy online at Retro Futurist’s Online Headquarters or at their Bandcamp. Tight. Let’s roll.
July 21st – Washington, DC at The Pinch (vinyl release show!)
July 28th – Chicago, IL at The Beat Kitchen
July 29th – Fort Wayne, IN at Skeletunes
July 30th – Wyandotte, MI at The Rockery
July 31st – Peoria, IL at Red Barn
August 1st – St. Louis, MO at Foam
August 2nd – Indianapolis, IN at Melody Inn
August 3rd – Akron, OH at Hive Mind
August 4th – Newport, KY at Southgate House Revival
August 5th – Dayton, OH at Blind Bob’s
August 6th – Pittsburgh, PA at The Smiling Moose
August 7th – Vienna, WV at Radioactive Bar and Grill
August 8th – Louisville, KY at Highlands Taproom
August 9th – Milwaukee, WI at Cactus Club
August 10th – Minneapolis, MN at The Reverie
August 12th – Spokane, WA at Checkerboard
August 13th – Seattle, WA at Blue Moon Tavern
August 14th – Vancouver, BC at TBA
August 16th – Olympia, WA at Le Voyeur Cafe
August 17th – Portland, OR at Twilight
August 19th – San Diego, CA at The Merrow
August 20th – Glendale, CA at Complex
August 21st – Los Osos, CA at Sweet Springs Saloon
August 22nd – Anaheim, CA at The Doll Hut
August 23rd – Pacifica, CA at Winter’s Tavern
August 24th – Hayward, CA at The Bistro
August 25th – San Francisco, CA at Hemlock Tavern
August 26th – Sacramento, CA at Starlite Lounge
August 27th – Reno, NV at Shea’s Tavern
August 31st – Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room
September 1st – Tucson, AZ at The Loudhouse
September 2nd – Bisbee, AZ at The Quarry
September 4th – Provo, UT at TBA
September 6th – Grand Junction, CO at TBA
September 7th – Colorado Springs, CO at The Triple Nickel
September 8th – Denver, CO at The Lion’s Lair
September 9th – Wichita, KS at Elbow Room
September 10th – Denton, TX at TBA
September 11th – Austin, TX at The Sidewinder
September 12th – Houston, TX at The Clinic
September 14th – Tallahassee, FL at TBA
September 15th – Orlando, FL at Will’s Pub
September 16th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Kreepy Tiki
September 17th – Tampa, FL at New World Brewery
September 18th – Gainesville, FL at The Nest
September 19th – Charleston, SC at TBA
September 20th – Chapel Hill, NC at The Cave
September 21st – Asheville, NC at The Odditorium
September 22nd – Greensboro, NC at New York Pizza
September 27th – Baltimore, MD at TBA
September 28th – Brooklyn, NY at Sunnyvale
September 29th – Philadelphia, PA at The Fire
September 30th – Boston, MA at O’Brien’s
October 1st – Providence, RI at Dusk
October 2nd – Burlington, VT at Finnigan’s Pub
October 4th – Utica, NY at Gordon’s Tap Room
October 5th – Rochester, NY at The Bug Jar
Tonight we celebrate the official release of Breaks on colored vinyl! Come get some wax at our rifftacular release show at The Pinch in Washington, DC, featuring local riff heroes Borracho, and three outstanding heavy touring bands – The Ravenna Arsenal and Matter of Planets from Ohio, and Horseburner from West Virginia!
Facebook event page is HERE.
All ages, all rages
Matter Of Planets 8:45-9:15
The Ravenna Arsenal 10:15-10:45
Caustic Casanova 11-end
Can’t make the show? Be sure to order Breaks on bandcamp or at The Retro Futurist store!
That’s right…Caustic Casanova and fellow Retro Futurist labelmates and Kitchener, Ontario hometown heroes, Sierra, are joining forces for three nights of rollicking good times and monster riffs THIS weekend! It’s time to get up, Ontario, you won’t want to miss these shows.
Thursday, July 7th in Toronto, ON at Duffy’s Tavern w/ Sierra and On The Verge (Facebook Group)
Friday, July 8th in Stratford, ON at Diamond Dogs Vinyl w/ Sierra
Saturday, July 9th in Waterloo, ON at Chainsaw w/ Sierra (Facebook Group) ***Last time the CC played at Chainsaw we made band history!
When we return we’ll have a big tour announcement, so stay tuned for that, and if you’re in Ontario this weekend come get rock blocked, not cock blocked.
Hello all you rabid consumers of things CC – We will be rocking with DC’s almighty Kill Lincoln tonight at the Black Cat Main Stage for their tour send off show! Psychic Subcreatures will be joining us and opening the show. Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30. This is an eclectic bill (just how we like it!), and there’s a little bit of something in there for everyone. SEE YOU THERE! Facebook Event Here
Hello CC Nation – Our spring tour begins Friday, March 4th in Columbus, OH and will snake us through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest for eight earthshaking shows. Our Retro Futurist label mates Irata will be joining us, and we couldn’t be more excited for our first ever tour with another band! Hailing from Greensboro, NC, Irata is an extremely talented sludgy, psychedelic riff monster and we’re thrilled to share the stage with another heavy power trio. Since we almost sold out of all remaining CC shirts on our last two month tour we printed a fresh run of our most popular ‘Bullets’ 3/4 length baseball-style tee, this time on incredibly soft Bella Canvas shirts. You’ll think you’re wearing a silk kimono, so be sure to pick one up at a show. The tour dates are posted below –
3/4 – Columbus, Ohio w/ Rise to Kill, Drake Talbot at The Summit Facebook Group
3/5 – Canton, Ohio w/ Red Legs, The Ravenna Arsenal at The Buzzbin Facebook Group
3/6 – Chicago, Illinois w/ Snow Burial, Predator at The Empty Bottle Facebook Group
3/7 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin w/ Bongwraith, Galactic Hatchet at Frank’s Power Plant Facebook Group
3/9 – Brooklyn, New York w/ Netherlands, Moon Tooth at The Acheron Facebook Group
3/10 – Philadelphia, PA w/ Clamfight, Witch Fist at Millcreek Tavern Facebook Group
3/11 – Frederick, MD w/ Rhin, Akris, Cavern at Guido’s Speakeasy Facebook Group
3/12 – Richmond, VA w/ Pillbuster at Wonderland Facebook Group
We hope to see you on the road!