Monolord Announce 2018 North American Tour
We all need true release in our lives, those fleeting moments when we completely forget about the outside world and become totally absorbed in the moment. The older we get the harder those moments are to come by, be they by working out or playing sports, jamming on your instrument of choice, watching a good film, having sex… there are plenty of ways to get there, so to speak, but the daily grind of life and our compounding neuroses pose great obstacles to doing so that only snowball as life goes on.
Live music, of course, is a fantastic release, and there’s something about sludge / stoner / psychedelic rock and metal that’s especially well-suited to the goal of letting go and simply not giving a fuck. The hypnotic riffs and vocals, the repetition, the cycle of climax and release… it’s perfect to lose yourself inside, if only for a few minutes (or, ideally, a full hour-plus!).
So won’t you come out to see Monolord later this summer when they tour North America? They’ve got the fix for what ails you, I promise. True story: one time I went to see Monolord alone and was feeling a bit self-conscious and shy, and a minute or so into the band’s set some random guy passed me a joint. I definitely got there that night… that’s for sure.
08/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel (Psycho Las Vegas)
08/22 Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone
08/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
08/24 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
08/25 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
08/26 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
08/27 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
08/28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
08/29 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
08/30 Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit
08/31 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (Scorched Tundra)
09/01 Millvale, PA @ Funhouse
09/02 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
09/05 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
09/07 Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh (Hopscotch)
09/08 Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House (w/ Red Fang)
09/09 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel (w/ Red Fang)
09/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
09/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
[via Metal Injection]