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For Your Friends Booking Presents:

Turnstile

Touche Amore, Culture Abuse, Razorbumps

Sat, April 28, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Crowbar

Tampa, FL

$18.00 - $20.00

Turnstile
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Hardcore band from MD featuring members of Trapped Under Ice. FFO: Burn, Crown Of Thornz, Leeway, and 311.
Touche Amore
Touche Amore
"Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable" - Woody Allen

Although from the mouth of a famed comedian, it's difficult to overlook an epigraph that has the potential to resonate with so many people. This is not to say that everything on this planet is negative, as the quote suggests. It is to say, however, that a great many of us take a look around and ask, "When did things get so shitty?" This, of course, happens on a daily basis. Especially with us Americans.

Five of these inquisitive U.S. natives are sprinkled in amongst the other 3.8 million people who live in Los Angeles, California. Coming together in late 2007, Touche Amore (as the collective group is known) plays hardcore that aims at making their listeners aware of a few things that "ruffle the band's feathers"...so to speak. The quintet's sound has been linked to"traditional" screamo bands like Orchid, pageninetynine and Hot Cross, while also being called reminiscent of the more straight-up" approaches of outfits like American Nightmare, Curl Up & Die and even Jawbreaker.

With a healthy amount of shows already played alongside bands like Trash Talk and The Carrier, Touche Amore is now looking to the future: a dense schedule of performances in various states, and their debut release on 7-inch vinyl out this summer on No Sleep Records.

Looking to have fun in a city near you.
Culture Abuse
Culture Abuse dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, "Peach," the San Francisco Bay Area band drop hints with every song — power pop melodies collide with punk grit, garage rock swagger meets hardcore aggression, and there's even an upstroke or two — but never give the listener enough to definitively put them in a box. And that's just the way they like it.

Recorded with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios, "Peach" is an eclectic album that represents a band finding their sound, and that sound is anything they want it to be. The album sees the band lean full tilt into the Nuggets-inspired garage punk only hinted at on their more hostile early work, throwing keyboards and even the occasional string arrangement on top of their distorted attack. The result creates a barrage of outsider earworms that might be hard to label, but aren't hard to sing along to instantly. This refreshingly try-anything approach to songwriting makes for an unpredictable listen that is somehow simultaneously cohesive, a testament to Culture Abuse's ability to wrestle disparate styles into something all their own.

Culture Abuse don't care what kind of band you think they are, and after listening to "Peach," you'll be too busy singing along to care either.
Venue Information:
Crowbar
1812 17th St. N
Tampa, FL, 33605
http://crowbarlive.com/