Probably one of the darker tours to hit the Twin Cities yet this year, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle will be bringing their collaborative set to The Turf Club on Wednesday, March 27th.
Thou is a metal band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Though oftentimes misread as “post rock” or “hipster doom” or lumped in with the Southern sludge, Black Sabbath-worship of New Orleans and Metairie bands like Eyehategod, Crowbar, or Acid Bath–they share a more spiritual kinship with ’90s proto grunge bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, or Soundgarden and the aesthetic and political impulses of obscure ’90s diy Ebullition Vermiform hardcore punk.
The cover to Emma Ruth Rundle’s fourth solo record, On Dark Horses, bears a blurry photo of the songwriter obscuring her face with a large toy horse with broken legs. The photo suggests something candid but also hidden, graceful but also fractured—a fitting portrait for an artist who has established a career by vacillating between shrouding herself in mystery and exposing her wounds to the world. Her first solo release, Electric Guitar: One, was a collection of Frippian guitar instrumentals written and recorded in the backseat of a tour van during her tenure in Red Sparowes.
Opening up the show will be a personal favorite of mine- False. Relentless. Intense. Powerful. These are words all commonly used to describe Minneapolis based Black Metal collective, False. Formed in 2010, the group have steadily worked their way onto the national and international radar for Metal and independent music through intensive touring and a small, yet well received back catalogue. Their debut full length effort, 2015’s “Untitled”, was met with critical acclaim which included being ranked among the best albums of 2015 by Pitchfork, Decibel Magazine and other outlets; an impressive feat for any band, let alone for a band’s first full-length.
Grogus and Without will be getting the night started off in the most perfect way possible.
Tickets for this show are available HERE.
Mar 25, 2019: Nashville, TN TBD (Collab w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 25, 2019: Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies
Mar 26, 2019: Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 27, 2019: Minneapolis, MN Turf Clud (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 28, 2019: Oshkosh, WI Matinee Show @ Eroding Winds (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 28, 2019: Milwaukee, WI Company Brewing (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 29, 2019: Chicago, IL Subterranean(w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 30, 2019: Grand Rapids, MN Pyramid Scheme(w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Mar 31, 2019: Detroit, MI Sanctuary (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 1, 2019: Pittsburgh, PA Get Hip (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 2, 2019: Hudson, NY Half Moon (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 3, 2019: Easthampton, MA The Flywheel (Collab w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 4, 2019: Portsmouth, NH 3S Arts (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 5, 2019: Boston, MA MassArt (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 6, 2019: Providence, RI AS220 (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 7, 2019: Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar (w/ Emma Ruth Rundle)
Apr 8, 2019: Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA (w/ Screaming Females, MJ Guider)
Apr 9, 2019: Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery (w/ MJ Guider)
Apr 11-14, 2019: Tilburg, NL Roadburn Festival