Milemarker – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – February 14th, 2017

Milemarker

Casbah presents

Milemarker

Big Jesus

Tue, February 14, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Milemarker
Milemarker
Reunited 90s-00s synth punk/post-hardcore band Milemarker announce their forthcoming new album, their first full length in over a decade! Overseas comes out on August 26th via Lovitt Records.
Coming a decade after their last full-length release, Overseas is notable for being such a focused and cohesive effort. Fans of early 2000s releases like Frigid Forms Sell and Anaesthetic will find a clear sonic continuity in the angular, aggressive guitars, tense melodic vocals and soaring keyboard hooks. New members Lena Kilkka (synth, vocals) and Ezra Cale (drums) deepen the krautrock and electronic tendencies, pushing the sound in unexpected directions. Recorded in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany (where the band is now located), with Electrical Audio studios’ Greg Norman (Russian Circles, Godspeed You Black Emperor!) behind the board, Overseas combines the confidence and swagger of a band that has grown up playing music together with the fresh ears and attitude of a brand new band.

Formed 1997 in Chapel Hill, NC by Al Burian, Dave Laney and Ben Davis, Milemarker quickly gained recognition in the independent music scene for their explosive live shows and adventurous instrumentation. The band became known for its combination of post-hardcore punk with new wave electronics, and grew to include singer/synth player Roby Newton, as well as drummers Sean Husick and Noah Leger.

Milemarker played circa 1000 shows in support of their releases Frigid
Forms Sell (Lovitt, 2000) and Anaesthetic (Jade Tree, 2001), touring extensively in North America, Europe and Japan, along the way sharing the stage with bands such as Wire, Mission of Burma, At The Drive-In, The Hives, Thursday, Blood Brothers, International Noise Conspiracy, High On Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cave In, Les Savy Fav, Spoon, Monochrome, The Faint, The Locust, and Hot Snakes.
In 2009, guitarist Dave Laney moved to Hamburg and bassist Al Burian moved to Berlin. Milemarker reformed in 2014 and returned to the stage in 2015 with Lena Kilkka on keys and vocals and Ezra Cale on drums.

The band’s new album, Overseas will be available as LP/CD/MC/Download via Lovitt Records on August 26th, 2016.

The band embarks on their first U.S. tour since 2008 this August, including performing at the Wrecking Ball ATL festival in Atlanta, GA.
Big Jesus
Below each trudging riff and well beyond the dense ashes of the low-end, a grinding melody appears -- the core essence of Big Jesus. The band was formed from a non serious idea of C.J. Ridings and things just kept snowballing after a few songs were hosted online. Line ups shifted and members rotated until Spencer Ussery, Tommy Gonzalez, and Joe Sweat completed the roster that would end up penning a deal with Mascot Label Group. Big Jesus is a balancing act of heavy, pretty, bludgeoning, soothing, aggressive, and droning tones that are put together in a way that is distinctly their own.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.casbahmusic.com