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Pity Party announce 2019 tour

Oakland based emo-punks Pity Party have announced a full set of tour dates, the aptly named “Tour Till We Die Chapter 1” will begin February 16th in San Diego and will end March 19th in San Luis Obispo. Mostly contained to the American South, the tour will make a few stops across the border in Mexico.

Check out a full list of dates below.

Pity Party released Are You Happy Yet? last summer. If they happen to make a stop near you, do yourself a favor and check them out, you will not be disappointed.



DS Photo Gallery: Rebuilder w/Dead Bars, Pity Party and Weathered Friends (Cambridge, MA)

A couple weeks back, yours truly once again found himself at Charlie’s Kitchen, the burger-joint and part-time no frills punk rock venue nestled just off the heart of Cambridge’s Harvard Square. The venue stacks the tables into the corner on Monday nights, fires up the PA system, and hosts local and national touring acts, and this particular Monday night featured hometown heroes Rebuilder headlining a bill that also included their Seattle-based BFFs Dead Bars, Oakland, California’s Pity Party, with brand-spankin’-new locals Weathered Friends kicking things off. It was another example of the kind of awesome and diverse bills that should get more and more people interested in keeping the scene moving forward.

Weathered Friends are a local three-piece that were making their public debut on this fine evening. They’r enew enough that, well, hold off on Googling them unless you’re overly interested in learning “how to cope with a fair-weather friend” or the wholesome craft projects of a delightful Kalamazoo woman (that’s not a euphemism). Still obviously finding their way as a band, they excel at a sort of angular post-hardcore sound that was reminiscent of Cave In’s earlier work. I like them, and hope they at least make a Facebook page for me to direct you too. Hint hint.

Pity Party were next out of the chute. The event marked roughly the halfway point in the band’s Herculean fifty-nine day cross-country tour, and though vocalist/guitarist Sarah Levy was dealing with a pretty gnarly case of strep throat (don’t worry, she wasn’t contagious), that left her voice shredded, which added an extra layer of urgency to the vocals as the self-proclaimed sadboys still managed to bulldoze their way through their half-hour slot.

So Dead Bars were next.  Rebuilder’s Sal Medrano has been bestowing the virtues of their live show to me for some time now, and for good reason. When Dying Scene’s own Carson Winter recently saw them down at Fest in Gainesville, he wrote that their “live show is like living out a daydream, complete with guitar melodies and singalongs.” Sal and Carson are to be rewarded for their insight; Dead Bars absolutely slay live. It’s a cathartic, frantic good time of a set, and I get the sense that their upcoming Jay Maas-produced A-F Records debut full-length is going to slingshot them to at least the Iron Chick level of revelry. Stay tuned for that.

Finally…what can I say about Rebuilder that I haven’t said in the other 168 posts I’ve written about them? I’m not sure, to be honest. They’re the best. They’re authentic. They play their asses off every set and seem to love doing so. The “core four” lineup (I just coined that…patent pending) is one of my favorites around, but the addition of keys (whether it was Rick or more recently Patrick or most recently Leo) adds a few sonic layers of depth that other bands can’t quite match (even if I can never seem to adequately photograph that particular fifth of the band). I want to quit my job and go on tour with Rebuilder…assuming they all quit their jobs too.

Head below for our full photo rundown from the evening!



Pity Party (emo) announce North American tour

Oakland based emo act Pity Party has announced a full North American tour. The fifty-six stop tour begins in San José October 5th, winds its way up to the great white North, before concluding December 1st in the band’s home town of Oakland.

You can check out the full list of dates on the poster above and check out their latest release below.

Pity Party released the EP Are You Happy Yet? earlier this summer. These guys put on a killer show, so be sure to catch them if they make a stop near you.



Pity Party announces west coast tour dates with Spider Cider

Oakland emo pop-punks Pity Party have announced some west coast dates in support of their latest EP Are You Happy Yet?, which is available through La Escalera Records.

Joining them will be Spider Cider, alternative emo for grown ups, from Tucson, AZ.

Stream the album and check out the dates below.



La Escalera Records announce La Escalera Fest 7, stream fest sampler

California punk label La Escalera Records has announced the full lineup for the 2018 edition of its annual festival set to take place in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico from May 17th-20th.  Bands playing include PEARS, Pity Party, Success, Western Settings, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Rayner, and much more.

You can check out the full list of bands above, as well as a sampler featuring 36 of those bands below.



Pity Party Release ‘Are You Happy Yet?’ EP

Oakland’s Pity Party released their new EP “Are We Happy Yet?last Friday (March 30th), out through La Escalera Records.  The EP is out on CD and vinyl, with orders up on the label store now.

You can have a listen to the four song offering below.



Pity Party premiere new video for “Grindmother”

Oakland’s Pity Party have shared their video for “Grindmother,” off their upcoming “Are You Happy Yet?” EP due out in late April. You can check out the video below and pre-order the EP from La Escalera.



Pity Party (California) announce spring tour dates, stream new song

Bay Area punks Pity Party have announced some spring US tour dates.  Additionally the band is streaming a new song “Pop Song 4-Evr,” which comes from their upcoming EP, Are You Happy Yet?, that is set to be released on March 26th via La Escalera Records.

You can check out the song, and the tour dates below.

Pity Party last released Gnarbage in June 2016.



Stay Wild announce West Coast February tour

Apple Valley hardcore punks Stay Wild have announced a run of West Coast dates next month. The support for the ten date tour is Pity Party and Dying For It. Full details of the tour are below.

The band’s newest EP “livelearnlove” was released last year on Panic State Records.



Pity Party (California) stream new album “Gnarbage”

Bay Area punks Pity Party have allowed fans to stream their latest release “Gnarbage” in its entirety. The album features eleven emotionally charged punk rock songs and vocalist Sarah’s delivery is one of the standout performances, remaining heartfelt and sincere throughout. Despite the obvious differences in style the very brief listen I have been able to give to “Gnarbage” had me reminded of Osker’s 2001 release “Idle Will Kill” in its approach to songwriting, which if you are familiar with the record, is praise indeed.

The full release can be enjoyed below



Pity Party streaming new song – “Suicide Handbook”

Bay Area punks Pity Party (not to be confused with the Brooklyn punk band by the same name, which does not seem to be active at this point) have an album coming out soon, but for now, head over here to listen to “Suicide Handbook,” another song that will be on said album.

The track is from the band’s debut full-length album, Gnarbage, which is due out next week (June 3rd). You can pre-order that thing right here.