Tour de Force



Yes, this is TAP’s actual equipment, and yes, it is awesome.

Hopefully by now all MetalSucks readers are familiar with The Austerity Program, whose guitarist/vocalist, Justin Foley, has written some great articles and conducted some amazing interviews on our behalf over the past couple of years. He also introduced us to the idea of the Taco Riff, a concept that still seems really confusing to a lot of people, but resulted in some really fun articles nonetheless. (Go here to read everything Justin has ever written for us.)

You know what else is fun? Seeing The Austerity Program live. I actually think they’re like five times as heavy (and they’re definitely ten times as loud) in a concert setting, and Foley’s front mannerisms have a kind of Baptist preacher quality to them, which makes their shows a whole different experience from listening to their records. If you’ve seen them before you’re probably already stoked to see them again, and if you haven’t, well, you should get on that.

Here’s your shot — the band are doing some dates in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in April and May, including a bunch with the always-amazing Coliseum. This is “as close to a tour as we get this year, we think,” the band says, so do not squander this opportunity.

Also, to our fellow New Yorkers — apparently the setlist for the 4/22 show is gonna be completely different from the setlist for the 5/15 show, so you should go twice, ’cause it will be a completely different experience each time. Also ’cause I told you to.

Here are dates…

Friday, 4/22 @ The Charleston, Brooklyn w/The Netherlands, Passive Aggressor
Sun, May 15 @ Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY w/Coliseum, The Year is One
Mon, May 16 @ Secret Arts Space, Bethlehem, PA w/Coliseum, Gods and Queens
Tue, May 17 @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA w/Coliseum, Gods and Queens
Wed, May 18 @ Great Scott, Allston, MA w/Coliseum, Gods and Queens
Thu, May 19 @ AS220, Providence, RI w/Coliseum, Deleted Arrows


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