Fight Amp: Philly noise-rock heroes announce November US tour dates
Noise-rock force Fight Amp announces its next live action: a short headlining tour of the Eastern US and Canada in November.
Fight Amp – November 2016:
Nov 4 – Kent, OH @ Outpost
Nov 5 – Chicago, IL @ Township
Nov 6 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Nov 8 – Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Nov 9 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Nov 10 – Boston, MA @ tba
Nov 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fight Amp appeared on the scene more than a decade ago and has worked nonstop, building up a thick catalog of releases and touring tirelessly with the likes of Eyehategod and Black Tusk.
The Fight Amp of 2016 is a band that has sculpted its sound into something glorious, and honed its live attack into something lethal. A power trio comprising guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis, bassist/vocalist Jon DeHart and drummer Dan Smith, Fight Amp’s current incarnation is a supremely lean, mean machine, melding the muscularity of Helmetand the gruff soulfulness of Nirvana.
It is a marriage of crushing force and radiant melody, creating a tension not unlike that which drives Torche’s sound. As a review on Stereogum put it, “Beneath a hard crust of booming toms and slippery Unsane-esque rhythms lies an efficient, borderline-pop songwriting sensibility.” In the words of Revolver: “Delirious sludge-punk anthems.”
Top photo by BTS’s Dante Torrieri