Connoisseur Announces California Tour Dates

California sludge punk legion Connoisseur will bring smoky psalms to the streets again next month on a mini-run of live dates that include a performance supporting Eyehategod, Infest, and Brainoil June 4th in Oakland.

Additional live incursions are in the plotting stages. See all currently confirmed dates below, in support of the “Over The Edge” full-length album released via Tankcrimes last month.

6/04/2017 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Eyehategod, Infest, Brainoil
6/08/2017 Skip Gibson’s – Grover Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/10/2017 Black Light District – Long Beach, CA
6/11/2017 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
6/17/2017 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA

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Cliterati Hitting The Road For Spring Tour

Portland’s hardcore punk brutalizers from Cliterati – featuring within its riotous ranks Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni – released a self-titled EP via Tankcrimes late last year. The five-track bruiser, which was recorded and mixed by Andrew Grosse and mastered by Jose DeLara at Caravan Studios on their home turf in Oregon, will now see release on seven-inch via Tankcrimes on April 7th.

“Cliterati is a band who believe in equality through inclusion. We are queer, straight, people of color, and white,” relays screamer Ami Lawless. “Our influences include the bands Doom, L7, and Bolt Thrower with a healthy dose of Pacific Northwest D-punk. This band was brought together by Amelia Collins and we continue in loving memory of her vision to bring a breath of fresh air to Portland punk. These five rippers are the result of spending many hours in a dark dank Portland basement while smoking copious amounts of weed. Hopefully these songs will make you wanna get your clit in the pit. The positive responses at our live shows has been off the hook.”

Cliterati will take these d-beats to the streets later this week for a short run of West Coast dates, including performances with Swedish hardcore punk miscreants DS-13, and with additional live abrasions in the plotting stages.

3/30/2017 The 50 Pub – Salem, OR
3/31/2017 Blackwater Bar – Portland, OR w/ DS 13
4/01/2017 Monstros – Chico, CA
4/02/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA w/ DS 13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/03/2017 Metro – Oakland, CA – Metro w/ DS 13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/04/2017 The Boreal – Eugene, OR
4/05/2017 Bloodshed – Portland, OR
4/22/2017 Ash St. Saloon – Portland, OR TransActive Gender Center Benefit
6/09/2017 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR – w/ Infest
6/17/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Barbosa – Seattle, WA

Cliterati by Cliterati

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Connoisseur Streaming “New Amsterdam” Redux

Following a solid year of blunt rolling and live perversions, glassy-eyed, California smoke goliaths Connoisseur will unleash the weedian fruits of the “Stoner Justice” offering this June via Tankcrimes Records.

Initially released in EP form last year and captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, the “Stoner Justice” redux is remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and has been expanded to fourteen blunted ragers, including a live set professionally recorded at the Tankcrimes Takeover on February 13th, 2015.

Puff, puff, pass the track “New Amsterdam” below, courtesy of a stream hosted by CvltNation.com.

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Connoisseur Streaming New Songs From “Stoner Justice” EP

With the release of “Stoner Justice,” the debut EP from California chronic kings Connoisseur, less than a week away, today three tracks from the EP have been posted online.

Check out “Pot Hole,” “The Camper,” and “No Dice” in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” California’s Connoissuer recorded “Stoner Justice” with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil). You can also see the band live on these dates:

7/25/2014 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
7/26/2014 Ground Control – Reno, NV
7/29/2014 Basement Of Frustration – Chico, CA
7/30/2014 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA
7/31/2014 ESAP – Eugene, OR
8/01/2014 Megaton House – Portland, OR
8/02/2014 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/03/2014 Alf House – Vancouver, BC
8/04/2014 TBA – Kamloops, BC
8/05/2014 House Show TBA – Squamish, BC
8/06/2014 Third St. Pub – Bend, OR
8/08/2014 TBA – Pacoima, CA
8/09/2014 Rumpshaker Fest 2 – Los Angeles, CA
8/10/2014 C.A.F.E. Infoshop – Fresno, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil, Ghoul

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Connoisseur Announces “Stoner Justice” EP Release

Tankcrimes is beyond baked to break out their latest stash of riff-smokers, Connoisseur, with the release of the Oakland stoner violence trio’s debut EP “Stoner Justice” on July 8th.

Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” the bongclobbering Smokeland, California-based bandburns through hemp field sized riffage with each of the six jacked-up tracks on “Stoner Justice.”

The song “Circle of Heads” can be heard below, thanks to Revolvermag.com and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Circle Of Heads
2. Pot Hole
3. The Camper
4. No Dice
5. Full Blown Marijuana Addict
6. I Am The Weed

See the band live on these dates:

6/20/2014 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
6/27/2014 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
7/25/2014 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
7/26/2014 Ground Control – Reno, NV
7/29/2014 Basement Of Frustration – Chico, CA
7/30/2014 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA
7/31/2014 ESAP – Eugene, OR
8/01/2014 Megaton House – Portland, OR
8/02/2014 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/03/2014 Alf House – Vancouver, BC
8/04/2014 TBA – Kamloops, BC
8/05/2014 House Show TBA – Squamish, BC
8/06/2014 Third St. Pub – Bend, OR
8/08/2014 TBA – Pacoima, CA
8/09/2014 Rumpshaker Fest 2 – Los Angeles, CA
8/10/2014 C.A.F.E. Infoshop – Fresno, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil, Ghoul

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Drunk Dad To Release New EP “Morbid Reality”

In a constant barrage of new noise from Portland-based D.I.Y. noisemongers Eolian Empire, the label’s next conquest comes by way of the filthifying new 12” from local metalworkers Drunk Dad. The following press release was issued about the band:

“If they weren’t such dirty fuckers they’d be one of the town’s shining success stories of unrelenting hard work and dedication: in a surprisingly short time Drunk Dad went from favorite-band-shirts-on-their-hearts-on-their-sleeves to a unique and dynamic fusion of the heavy, the noisy, and the aggro, with a healthy dose of high drama, as they consistently churn out some of the most devastating live sets Portland has seen in years. Complex but in-your-face arrangements, push-pull duel-guitar interplay, searing behind-the-head leads, heavy motherfucking bass, and hard-hitting, tight, technical traps with dynamic, disturbing vocals to hold it all together evolves to ethical scumbaggery at its finest.

“Morbid Reality, the first vinyl release from Portlandian shitstarters Drunk Dad, merges off-kilter sludge/noise the Pacific Northwest perpetuates so well into a drugged-out but aggro vibe; elements of scathing crust-ish degenerate punk brutality of El Dopa or Dystopia are cold-filtered with slow-motion acerbic sludge basslines and noxious riffage with a post-Melvins experimental vibe.”

Eolian Empire will drop the four-song “Morbid Reality” on 12” vinyl and digital download this coming June 11th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Guts
2. Seizure
3. Ritual
4. Scum Fee

S.O.U. by DRUNK DAD

Catch the band live:

5/02/2013 The Shanty – Eureka, CA w/ Apocryphon, AM Beers
5/03/2013 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Augers, Old Crow, Abstractor
5/04/2013 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Prizehog, Connoisseur
5/05/2013 Bay Area 51 – San Francisco, CA w/ Unifried, Mansion
6/07/2013 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR w/ Diesto

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