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TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
We are very excited to announce this string of shows. Come say hey, if you're in a position to do so!
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AUG 11 - Richmond, VA
@ Garden Grove Brewery & Urban Winery w/ Matt and the Skeleton Crew, Turbo Mansion
AUG 12 - Charlotte, NC
@ Tommy's w/ Late Bloomer and screening of the documentary "FILMAGE: The Story of Descendents/ALL"
AUG 13 - Atlanta or Birmingham ???
@ TBA (need help if you can!)
AUG 14 - New Orleans, LA
@ Banks Street Bar w/ the Noise Complaints + Wildcat + Champagne Girl
AUG 15 - Houston, TX
@ 1810 Ojeman w/ Fakemaker + The Noise Complaints
AUG 16 - Dallas, TX
@ Three Links w/ Fakemaker + The Fitz (21 year reunion) + Breaklights
AUG 17 - Austin, TX
@ Kick Butt Coffee w/ Breaklights + Fakemaker + Gentlemen Rogues + Nite Sobs
AUG 19 - Memphis, TN
@ CANVAS w/ TBA (your band wanna play?)
AUG 20 - Dayton, OH
@ Blind Bob’s Bar w/ Barstool Preachers (from UK) + @ Raging Nathans
AUG 21 - AKRON, OH
@ The Matinee plus screening of the documentary "FILMAGE: The Story of Descendents/ALL"
AUG 22 - Pittsburgh, PA
@ Howlers with The Early Thirties + screening of the documentary "FILMAGE: The Story of Descendents/ALL"
AUG 24 - Philadelphia, PA
@ The Grape Room w/ Little Vicious/ Yawn Mower/ Kooked Out/ Erin Incoherent
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Matt and Nick started playing. Then Ryan joined right after that weird bassist guy told us he wasn't interested before we could tell him the same.
Been playing since May of '16. The board says we have 27 songs. There are three of us. Might try pushing an upright piano down the basement steps one day to see how that feels. Might not.
Shows didn’t start happening until January '18. It's not that we were scared for that year and a half, it's just that we felt much safer underground and away from the world. I don't mean that as a metaphor. But, yeah, all that's changed. We feel safer nowhere now, which is good. If you're still reading, the rest of this is for you.
Anyhoo, our debut album, THE END, is coming out in March. Get it for free on this page.
Back in Dallas I played in a punk band called 41 Gorgeous Blocks. This is the resume portion of the story. Before 41GB, I was in The Fitz, and before that, Ed Banky's Car in the ‘90s. Also, a few years ago I co-directed Filmage, a documentary about the Descendents. What a band. But this isn't about them. Still, what a band. Anyway, after that I moved up east and Nick and I met via Craigslist, which sounds dirty but really isn't all that dirty. Nick used to play in The Common Folk and Main Street Victory. Ryan played in Cortez Cortez and Hidden Machines and plays concurrently in a folk punk band called Fuzzy Slippers. You should check them out and yell out at their shows.
I sometimes have shows in my basement and am always looking for musicians or bands who'd care to come down and jam and play their songs and talk about music because it's all about art, man. If you can dig that, you're invited. -Matt
This Kills Me is:
Matt Riggle, guitar
Nick Monte, drums
Ryan Shello, bass
Influences: Violent Femmes, Ramones, Beatles, Neil Young, Petty, Dylan, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, Green Day, Descendents, and stuff