King Tuff (Photo by Wyndham Garnett)

American musician and Sub Pop recording artist King Tuff will be performing at DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 31, 2023. King Tuff is currently on tour in support of his newest album, Smalltown Stardust. Tickets for his DC appearance are selling fast. Be sure to secure yours HERE. Also be sure to check out the official King Tuff Website for music, videos, news, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates.

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They Might Be Giants (Photo by Sam Graff)

Alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants are making a return to DC’s infamous 9:30 Club on Thursday December 15, 2022. If you can’t make it to the DC performances there are plenty of other dates to choose from. All shows on TMBG North American tour are Flood shows!

Most of the dates have sold out or are well on the way to being sold out. Secure tickets for you and your besties before it’s too late! Avoid disappointment, skip the bogus scalpers and the expensive resellers and purchase tickets directly from the venue. Also be sure to check out TMBG Official Website for music, videos, news, and all upcoming tour dates.

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The Mars Volta (Photo by Emily Monforte)

The Mars Volta tour will be making a stop in Philly on Tuesday October 27, 2022 and the tickets are selling fast. Fans of the band have been waiting over 10 years for the return of The Mars Volta. The US tour in support of their new, self-titled, album kicks-off later this week. This tour will be awesome. No doubt.

Anyway, tickets for the show at The Met can be purchased HERE. Also be sure to check the Official Mars Volta Website for music, videos, news, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. I pity the fool that don’t go see The Mars Volta!!!

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IDLES (Photo by Tom Ham)

DC is in for a special treat when IDLES maul The Anthem on Wednesday September 14, 2022. The Bristol, UK-based band are currently touring North America in support of their new album, Crawler. Many of the US dates have sold out, but tickets for the DC performance are still available. Do yourself a favor and go see this show or a show near you. Phenomenal live artist.

Tickets for the show at The Anthem can be purchased HERE. Also be sure to check the Official IDLES Website for music, videos, news, and all upcoming tour dates. Go see IDLES, ya muppets!

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Anthrax (Photo by Travis Shinn)

Anthrax is currently touring in celebration of their 40th year as a band. Along with Black Label Society, Anthrax are bringing some of the finest thrash and heavy metal to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on 8/18/2022. Both bands will play headline sets with Hatebreed as the supporting artist. Anthrax and BLS have shared festival stages and one-off shows numerous times, but this marks the very first time these two bands have toured together. Don’t miss it!!!

Shows are selling out fast. Secure your spot while you can. Log onto or for all ticket purchasing information.


Max & Iggor Cavalera have finally brought their tour of classic Sepultura material to the US, and will be playing at XL Live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday (6/2/22). The “Return: Beneath Arise” tour finds the brothers playing material from 1989’s Beneath the Remains and 1991’s Arise. Tickets for the tour are available HERE.

The original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, Max & Iggor Cavalera are celebrating legendary albums Beneath the Remains and Arise by performing a hybrid set of songs exclusively from both albums. They did it in South America in 2018 and Europe in 2019…now it’s our turn!


Animals As Leaders have officially kicked-off “The Parrhesia Tour,” and will be performing at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on 4/13/2022. Tickets are still available HERE. This show is gonna be sick! Also be sure to check out the Official Animals As Leaders Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates.

If you are unfamiliar, Animals As Leaders is an American progressive metal band. They are a trio of disciplined virtuosos playing avantgarde instrumental music. Stream Animals As Leaders’ new album, Parrhesia, on Spotify and then buy yourself a copy. Great band…great album. Go out and see this band!

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The Industrial Strength Tour

Ministry have finally hit the road and are touring across the states w/ support from Melvins and Corrosion of Conformity. The Industrial Strength Tour was postponed two years in a row due to COVID; however, the tour is now in full-swing. Praise the LARD! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Each night will celebrate 30+ years of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste as well as the recent release of Ministry’s 15th studio album, Moral Hygiene. Thankfully the tour stops at The Ritz in Raleigh, North Carolina on 3/18/22. This is literally a dream show for me. I’m sick with excitement. Get up…get on your feet!!!

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The almighty Melvins are currently touring the US in support of industrial metal juggernaut Ministry. The Industrial Strength Tour (as it’s being called) was postponed the past two years due to COVID; however, the tour is now in full-swing. Thankfully the tour hits The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey on 3/12/22. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

METZ (Photo by Norman Wong)

Canadian post-punkish noise-rockers METZ will be performing at Union Stage in DC on December 13, 2021. The band is on the road in support of their newest album, Atlas Vending. This is a must see band and must hear album. Not to mention their entire catalog is fucking amazing! I, along with several other METZ fans, have been anticipating this tour since 2020.

Anyway, tickets for their show at Union Stage can be purchased HERE. Also be sure to check the Official METZ Website for music, videos, merchandise, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information. All images copyright and courtesy of Norman Wong.