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After the release of a momentous second album and a storming start to 2015, Mothership – the hard rocking supersonic/intergalactic Texan trio – is pleased to announce the arrival of "Mothership Live Over Freak Valley" this coming November on Ripple Music.
Recorded at the band's debut European appearance at the iconic German rock festival, brothers Kyle and Kelly Juett along with Judge Smith have captured their steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden inspired metal; southern Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top swagger, and deathly Sabbathian doom.
Over the coming months Mothership will also embark on "The Drunk As Shit Tour" with fellow rockers Crobot and Wilson, where the band will have CDs of "Mothership Live Over Freak Valley" on sale ahead of its official vinyl release on Ripple Music at the end of the year. See the band live: More...
After a storming 2014 following the re-release of the band's momentous second album through Ripple Music and European debut at The Freak Valley Festival, supersonic/intergalactic Dallas group Mothership return for what promises to be another busy year.
This May, brothers Kyle and Kelly Juett along with Judge Smith take to the road. Mothership’s Spring Odyssey Tour with Memphis band The Dirty Streets will be routed as follows:
1st May – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
2nd May – Dubuque, IA – Vintage Torque Festival*
3rd May – Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
4th May – Chicago, IL – Reggie's
5th May – St. Paul, MN – Big V's Saloon
6th May – Kansas City, MO – The Scene
7th May – Denver, CO – Moon Room
9th May – Boise, ID – Crazy Horse
10th May – Vancouver, BC – Hindenburg*
11th May – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
13th May – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub
15th May – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
17th May – Orange County, CA – Psycho California*
*Mothership Only More...
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Psycho California has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15th), Sleep (May 16th) and Pentagram, who will perform "First Daze Here" in its entirety (May 17th).
"2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor."
The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.
Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).
Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale this morning with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66)
VIP packages include a 3-day festival pass, a signed screen print concert poster by David D’Andrea, express entry via artist check-in booth, access to artist VIP lounge, a limited edition Thief X Obey festival tee, a Psycho record bag and patch as well as access to a complimentary craft tequila bar, premium microbrews and artisan snacks. More...
Dallas, Texas-based supersonic, intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership today releases thunderous sophomore album "Mothership II" via Ripple Music. "Mothership II" was engineered at Dallas' Crystal Clear Studios by none other than Kent Stump of Wo Fat.
In honor of its release, the second single from the album, "Holy Massacre," can be heard over at TheObelisk.net here.
Catch Mothership live on any of these dates:
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
11/15 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
11/21 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola's Saloon
12/19 Houston, TX @ End Of The World Festival
Intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership has revealed today the riff-heavy anthem "Priestess Of The Moon" from forthcoming sophomore album, "Mothership II." Check it out below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com.
"Mothership II," which was engineered at Dallas' Crystal Clear Studios by none other than Kent Stump of Wo Fat, will be unleashed November 10th in Europe and November 11th in North America on both single LP gatefold vinyl and digipack CD. You can also see the band live on these dates:
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
11/15 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
12/19 Houston, TX @ End Of The World Festival More...
Ripple Music and Dallas, Texas-based riffers Mothership are excited to finally reveal the details of the band's second release, "Mothership II."
After months of playing new tunes to the sweaty, ecstatic masses both in Europe and on across the United States, the trio is excited for fans to finally hear the album in its entirety.
For the album art, the band chose good friend Zach "EZ" Nelson to hand draw his version of the galactic Valkyrie who also appeared in another form on the cover of the band's debut album. For the album's engineering, Mothership returned to Kent Stump of Wo Fat, who also lent his magic to the group's eponymous debut album, at Dallas' Crystal Clear Studios.
"Mothership II" will be released on single LP gatefold vinyl and on digipack CD this coming November 10th (Europe) and 11th (North America). The track listing is as follows:
1. Celestial Prophet
2. Priestess of the Moon
3. Shanghai Surprise
4. Holy Massacre
6. Hot Smoke & Heavy Blues
7. Tamu Massif
9. Serpents Throne
10. Eye of Sphinx
11. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl More...
Having independently released the "Self Titled" debut LP (yeah, it's actually named that) earlier this year, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio Secret Cutter is now set on devouring fans and unsuspecting victims in the live setting throughout the region and beyond in support of the LP.
Secret Cutter's latest live itinerary includes the band's confirmed inclusion in the upcoming Brooklyn-based Uninvited Fest, a massive four-day event to take place in Gowanus, Brooklyn, running from September 18th through 21st.
The festival is set to transform a section of the neighborhood into an outdoor community for artists, musicians, motorcycle enthusiasts, and skateboarders with live music, food, booze, vendors, cinema, DJs, open skate sessions on a sponsored ramp setup and more.
Uninvited Fest sees Secret Cutter listed among Mothership, Captain Beyond, Subrosa, Mount Salem, The Skull, Black Cobra, Sasquatch, Lo Pan, Orchid, The Shrine, Lecherous Gaze, Weedeater, Elder and many others among the list of bands confirmed to perform.
Additionally, Secret Cutter is set to shred Allentown with a headlining show this Thursday, August 28th. Additional live actions will be announced throughout the coming weeks and the rest of 2014 as Secret Cutter continues to write new material for a next release.
8/28/2014 Good Weekend - Allentown, PA w/ Vaporizer, Gloominous Doom, Tower of Swine
9/21/2014 Uninvited Fest - Brooklyn, NY w/ Weedeater, Elder, Marching Teeth, Cosmic Shakedown More...
Hot on the heels of two tours in Europe and the U.S. and the completion of "Mothership II" (due out later this year via Ripple Music), Texas heavy rock and roll outfit and family unit Mothership has announced a quick southern-U.S. jaunt with fellow Dallas-dwelling shredders House Harkonnen. Details are as follows:
7/30/14 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
7/31/14 Hattiesburg, MS @ The Tavern
8/1/14 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
8/2/14 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club
8/4/14 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
8/5/14 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
8/6/14 Texarkana, TX @ Silver Dollar
8/7/14 Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
8/8/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
8/9/14 Fort Worth, TX @ The Grotto More...
Hot on the heels of the completion of "Mothership II" (out later this year via Ripple Music), Texas heavy rock and roll act Mothership has announced a U.S. jaunt with Portland's stoner band Black Pussy. Dates are as follows:
Fri June 13th - Slake - New York, NY
Sat June 14th - The Depot - York, PA
Mon June 16th - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Wed June 18th - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
Thur June 19th - Southgate House Revival Room - Newport, KY
Sat June 21st - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
Wed June 25th - Duffy's Tavern - Lincoln, NE
Thur June 26th - Moon Room - Denver, CO
Sat June 28th - Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
Sun June 29th - Neurolox - Boise, ID
Tues July 1st - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
Wed July 2nd - Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV
Thurs July 3rd - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
Fri July 4th - Bandit Town - North Fork, CA
Sun July 6th - The Parkside - San Fransisco, CA
Wed July 9th - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
Thur July 10th - Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR
Fri July 11th - Kenton Club - Portland, OR
Fri July 18th - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
Sat July 19th - Leftwoods - Amarillo, TX
Sun July 20th - Backstage - Lubbock, TX More...
South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...
Texas-based rock 'n' rollers Mothership have just announced a European tour starting in May, 2014.
The tour, in support of fellow Texans Wo Fat, will span all across Europe including an exclusive London date and the band's first European festival appearances ever.
Mothership is currently working on a second record, "Mothership II," which will be released on Ripple Music (on CD, DD and LP) soon. Just recently the band launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund this upcoming record and European tour. Find all the details at this location. More...
Ever wanted to have a Skype jam session with Mothership? A performance in your back yard? An original drum skin? Then this is your chance!
Texas-born rock and rollers Mothership is preparing to record a second record, titled "Mothership II," which will be released on Ripple Music, and the band is also about to head out on a two-week European tour with Wo Fat. But the band needs your help. The goal is to raise $10,000 in 40 days to cover recording and transportation, and there are prizes and perks involved for those who donate, including the finished record.
Wilson will be supporting Scorpion Child on a North American run this coming September/October. Also appearing on the bill will be Kadavar, Gypsyhawk, and Mothership. Dates are as follows:
09/20/2013 The Astoria – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
09/21/2013 Neumos – Seattle, WA
09/23/2013 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
09/24/2013 Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
09/25/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
09/27/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX
09/28/2013 Tomcats – Ft. Worth, TX
09/29/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/02/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/03/2013 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
10/04/2013 II Motore – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/05/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY More...
The Dallas, Texas-based trio of heavy rock bad asses known as Mothership is about to make a return the road for a brief run with psychedelic doomsters Communion.
Those who missed out on the band's Spring run with Gypsyhawk now have a second chance to experience some no-frills rock n' roll magic when Mothership kicks off the Summer tour on June 24th at Hotel Vegas in Austin, TX. This run will include a June 28th stop in Trabuco Canyon, CA for Show Class Magazine's Born Free 5 Festival People's Champ Party.
June 24 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
June 25 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
June 26 Tucson, AZ @ Surly Wench Pub w/ Thorncaster
June 27 San Diego, CA @ The Void w/ Harsh Toke
June 28 Trabuco Canyon, CA @ Cook's Corner - Born Free 5 Pre-Party w/ O Zorn
June 30 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
July 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room w/ Flying Scorpion
July 2 Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
July 3 Midland, TX @ Blue Max
Pasadena, CA's Gypsyhawk most recently completed an extensive U.S. tour with fellow metallic rockers The Sword in the Fall of 2012, and has been planning the next tour ever since.
To continue the campaign of promoting "Revelry & Resilience" in 2013, Gypsyhawk will begin a headlining tour on March 8th with Dallas, TX's Mothership in tow. The tour will wrap up on April 5th in Bakersfield, CA. The complete schedule can be viewed below.
03/08 Phoenix, AZ Red Owl
03/09 Sierra Vista, AZ JR's Bar
03/11 Ft Worth, TX Lolas
03/13 Austin, TX Club Metropolis @ SXSW
03/14 Austin, TX Dirty Dog @ SXSW
03/18 Shreveport, LA Tiki Bar
03/19 Texarkana, AR Arrow Bar
03/20 Tulsa, OK The Sound Pony
03/21 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
03/22 Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers
03/23 Colorado Springs, CO Triple Nickel Tavern
03/24 Salt Lake City, UT The Shred Shed
03/26 Boise, ID Red Room
03/27 Seattle, WA Comet Tavern
03/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
03/29 Medford, OR Johnny B's
03/30 Reno, NV Jub Jubs
03/31 South Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dicks
04/02 San Francisco, CA El Rio
04/03 San Diego, CA The Griffin
04/04 Los Angeles, CA The Joint
04/05 Bakersfield, CA On The Rocks More...
TheSodaShop.us has delivered an exclusive world premiere of the video for "City Nights" from Dallas, TX heavy rockers Mothership.
Directed by Alan Fillencia for Scything Touch Productions, the video comes from the band's self-titled debut album, which is due out on February 12th on Ripple Music. Check it out at this location, or below.
On February 12th, Ripple Music will give worldwide release to the self-titled debut album from Dallas-born heavy rock trio Mothership. On Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 a.m. PST, Ripple Music will begin selling limited edition copies of Mothership at this location. The entire Mothership debut album is streaming over at bandcamp or below, to check out selections from it. The band will be playing two Dallas-area CD release shows next month and is currently putting together a West Coast tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
February 8th @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
February 9th @ Lola's Saloon - Ft. Worth, TX
March 8th @ Club Red/ Red Owl - Tempe, AZ
March 29th @ Johnny B's - Medford, OR
Ripple Music has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Mothership:
"Ripple Music is chuffed to announce the signing of 70's-tinged U.S. hard rock band, Mothership, for a two album deal that will start with the world-wide release of the band’s self-titled debut. Expect to see this raging slab of incendiary hard rock on CD, digital, and never-before released vinyl early in 2013 on Ripple Music.
"Mothership was formed in 2010 by hard-rock loving brothers, Kyle and Kelley Juett, infused by a love of all that is retro-heavy from years of influence under their father John’s record collection. Originally bereft of a drummer, father John learned how to play and filled in for practice and gigs until permanent skin pounder Judge Smith took over the drummer’s throne. Since then, there’s been no looking back. Already one of Texas’s hottest live bands, word of the Mothership’s rock and roll prowess has leaked far across the country and is already gathering steam in Europe. With a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the '70's, updated and amped up for the modern day. That hard-rocking sound is filled out by the true legend-in-the-making axeman, Kelley Juett, who seamlessly builds upon guitar heroes of the past with his own fiery licks.
"Having already shared the stage with such revered bands as Prong, Red Fang, Lo-Pan, Dixie Witch, Venomous Maximus, and Wo Fat, their 2012 self-released debut was brought to the attention of Ripple Music who instantly knew this was a band to reckon with. One ingestion of their combustible live show at the Metroplex Heavyfest convinced Ripple that a partnership was inevitable After a family dinner of Italian cuisine, beer and whiskey, both Label and band knew they’d found kindred brothers.
"Ripple will re-release Mothership’s debut album on CD and 12” vinyl, including an extremely limited run of 100 multi-colored, splattered 12” with autographed posters. The album also features the production, mastering, and guest guitar contributions of Kent Stump from Texas heavy rock heroes, Wo Fat.
"Texas is famous for its hard rock. Mothership is the next step in that legendary lineage. Get ready to jump aboard the Mothership for an overdose of vintage hard rock!"
Dallas retro rock band Mothership is streaming the new song "Elenin," which will appear on the new Soda Shop Volume 3 compilation. That anthology is due out on May 28th and is free to the listeners, and you may listen to it in it's entirety on that date at this location. The compilation will feature such artists as Fellwoods, The Grand Astoria, The Dead Exs and The Heavy Eyes. Mothership is gearing up to put out its new album on June 1st and will celebrate it at the Boiler Room in Dallas with Wo Fat, FTW and Southern Train Gypsy. Also stream a couple of Mothership songs from the band's reverbnation page over here.