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Culture Abuse, Gouge Away at Gallery 5 - Oct 8th


CULTURE ABUSE (California, Epitaph Records)
GOUGE AWAY (Florida, Deathwish Inc)
+ more TBA

Monday, October 8th, 2018 @ Gallery 5
7PM Doors // 8PM Sounds
$13 Advance // $15 Day of Show
All Ages
Tickets on-sale Friday, August 31 @ 10AM:

After killing it a couple years back with genre kings Nothing, RVA SHOWS and SLIMEHOLE are again teaming up to bring back San Francisco's one-and-only CULTURE ABUSE!! As they put it "kinda grunge, kinda punk, kinda hardcore, definitely a good time. yes, we like to party," so know that despite the vast amount of different material that Culture Abuse are staying true to their punk/hc roots! This includes touring with Fort Lauderdale's GOUGE AWAY whose debut for Deathwish Inc is making waves nationwide and who we're stoked to see what the future brings their way. We hope to announce one or two more bands very soon so stay tuned and get them tickets when they go on-sale because we believe this one to hit capacity! 

CULTURE ABUSE: CULTURE ABUSE's sophomore album Bay Dream is available now. Featuring new single “Calm E,” Bay Dream is the Bay Area-bred band’s first full-length release for Epitaph Records.

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, M83), Bay Dream follows Culture Abuse’s 2016 debut Peach. The album elevates their melody-heavy garage punk to a new level, drawing inspiration from artists as eclectic as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon, and reggae legend Billy Boyo.

With the album’s lyrics largely informed by Kelling’s recent relocation from San Francisco to Los Angeles, physical and emotional movement play off each other effortlessly throughout Bay Dream.

“I wrote songs in my head until I got a guitar,” says Kelling in reflecting on Bay Dream’s expansive sonic palette. “Just going after the sound that I think each song needs individually, so the sound is in constant change.”

Along with Kelling, Culture Abuse features guitarists John Jr and Nick Bruder, bassist Shane Plitt, and drummer Ross Traver. Formed in 2013, the band signed to Epitaph Records earlier this year.
GOUGE AWAY: GOUGE AWAY are a hardcore punk band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Burnt Sugar” is their latest album, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker) and produced by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore. With “Burnt Sugar” Gouge Away dive into personal and social political subject matter without getting the bends on their way back to surface. Carrying an emotional vulnerability and honesty that few bands own in today’s music world.