Mission will be taking over Amsterdam Bar & Hall on Tuesday, April 16th for a can’t miss show.
Two bearded Austin, TX musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electro-trap production, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks, Missio regularly subvert expectations. Case in point, an upbeat lullaby-esque melody about, “Throwing middle fingers in the air” introduced the duo—Matthew Brue & David Butler—to audiences everywhere with the aptly titled breakout single, “Middle Fingers.”
At the beginning of 2017, the track exploded on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, and the band landed a deal with RCA Records. This signature style stands out as the product of their unique and undeniable union as well as years of dedication. Founded in 2014 as a side project for Matthew, longtime friend David joined him after one studio session. “At the time, we were both coming out of other bands,” recalls Matthew. “I called him to play these demos I had. We were in the same spot musically, and we just related to each other.”
For all of the harmony between them, their respective backgrounds represent something of a Yin and Yang. Born and raised in Colorado, Matthew received classical piano training as a child and toured the world in a choir. In Houston, seven years his senior David “grew up in the least musical household ever” and didn’t pick up guitar until the age of 16. David escaped the Office Space-style corporate world in order to pursue a career as a producer and audio engineer, while Matthew spent a year living in a remodeled 1974 Airstream, “learning how to write better songs.” They had crossed paths many times in the Austin music scene, but their initial collaboration would prove life-changing—literally.
Opening up the show will be SWELLS- an Austin, TX based duo consisting of Taylor Baker and Drew Walker. Combining Taylor’s dreamy, yet powerful vocals with Drew’s intricate guitar work, the duo has solidified their electronic, indie-pop sound. Influencers such as Phantogram, Sylvan Esso, and Glass Animals shine through on all of the tracks. They’ve played Austin City Music Festival, SXSW, Float Fest, among other notable venues around the U.S. The band recently went in the studio with Dwight Baker (Missio, The Wind & the Wave), and will be releasing a full length album soon.
Also joining in on the fun will be Blackillac- Austin TX MCs Zeale and Phranchyze, with production led by Gary Clark Jr.
Tickets are still available HERE.
April 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
April 3 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
April 4 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
April 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
April 9 – Vancouver, BC, CA – Biltmore Cabaret
April 10 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
April 13 – Denver, CO – Summit
April 15 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar
April 16 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Ball & Hall
April 18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 19 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
April 20 – Chicago, IL – Metro
April 22 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
April 25 – Toronto, ON, CA – The Mod Club
April 26 – Montreal, QC, CA – Theatre Fairmount
April 27 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
April 30 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 1 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
May 2 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 3 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
May 7 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
May 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
May 10 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 11 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater