plea tour

PLEA will be playing our final U.S. shows alongside long time friends, AS HELL RETREATS in August and September of this year. The run has been dubbed the “QUIT YOUR BAND AND GET A JOB TOUR.”  The last seven years have been amazing so come have one more party and a few more stage dives with us at one of these final shows.

w/ As Hell Retreats
Aug 10 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
Aug 11 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats
Aug 12 – Jackson, MS @ The Carter
Aug 17 – Jacksonville, FL@ Murray Hill Theatre
Aug 18 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Aug 19 – Chattanooga, TN @ TBA
Aug 24 – Dayton, OH @ The Attic
Aug 25 – Owensboro, KY @ TBA
Aug 26 – Herrin, IL @ HTTS
Aug 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Channel
Sept 1 – Lynchburg, VA @ Crosspoint
Sept 2 – Annapolis, MD@/ Knights of Columbus
Sep 7 – Birmingham, AL @ The River
Sep 8 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

PLEA also has a string of dates throughout the summer.

Jun 21 – Wilmore, KY @ ICHTHUS FESTIVAL
Jun 23 – Knoxville, TN @ Building B
Jul 8 –  Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep Cafe
Jul 9 –  Rockford, IL @ Frontline
Jul 11 – Willmar, MN @ SONSHINE FESTIVAL
Jul 15 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4


Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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Employed to Serve

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Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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