Friday, February 15, 2019

ALL THEM WITCHES - North American Tour

ALL THEM WITCHES: Nashville rockers open up about upcoming North American tour

Nashville rockers All Them Witches will embark on a headlining tour of the Eastern US and Canada, kicking off March 1st in Atlanta. Epitaph Records punks Plague Vendor will support on all dates. 

All Them Witches w/ Plague Vendor:

Mar 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Mar 2 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Mar 5 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Mar 6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
Mar 7 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mar 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
Mar 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Mar 10 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
Mar 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
Mar 13 - Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Mar 14 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar 15 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Mar 16 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar 17 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
Mar 19 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mar 20 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Mar 21 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Mar 23 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Mar 24 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

In less than a decade, All Them Witches have released five studio albums, four EPs, and two live albums, and have toured the world with the likes of Mastodon, Primus, and The Sword. The band's bluesy psych-rock sound is always evolving – any combination of the following adjectives might apply, depending on the song: moody, driving, raw, loose, jubilant, blazing, explosive. Comparisons to Pink Floyd and The Allman Brothers have been thrown around, but All Them Witches have ascended far beyond the shadows of their influences.

The fifth and latest studio album, ATW, was released in the fall of 2018 on New West Records. 
ATW is widely regarded as the band's rawest, most stripped-down work, recorded at a remote cabin in Tennessee by Witches guitarist Ben McLeod and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Kurt Vile). A review in Nashville Scene states, "['ATW'] draws more heavily from the Nashville-bred band's roots, eschewing the big, complex arrangements of [previous album] 'Sleeping Through the War' in favor of intimate songwriting and raw rock 'n' roll."

After the release of ATW, the quartet reinvented itself as a power trio, saying farewell to its keyboardist and continuing on with the core lineup of McLeod, frontman Charles Michael Parks, Jr., and drummer Robby Staebler. It is this lineup that will tour North America in March. In Staebler's words: 

"Now that it's just us, we can go as mental as we want. We know each other's moves very well and the trio is by far our best live performance. The feeling is intense and explosive. We are super stoked to show the East Coast what we can do like this. The last time we played the East Coast we were supporting Mastodon and Primus. This time we play for 90 minutes instead of 30."

With all three core members having recently relocated to their hometown of Nashville after living elsewhere, a new chapter in All Them Witches' story is underway. Staebler enthuses:

"We all got new places and we are all back in town together. We have lived states apart for five years. Just moved back in October. We each have a studio in Nashville now and will be deep in music from here on."

With the tour just days away now, Staebler offers this statement on behalf of himself and his two bandmates:

"We are always excited to hit the road and play shows as hard as we can every single night. This is our life and we all have worked for this opportunity since we were little cubs in the den. It’s our calling and our passion so to be at it again means the world. We have a ton of merch the East Coast has never seen, or the world for that matter. Got some exclusive limited stuff for the walls and the bodies. We can’t wait to see you full of joy and good spirits. See you out there!"

Charles Michael Parks, Jr. - vocals, bass
Ben McLeod - guitar
Robby Staebler - drums

Studio albums:

ATW (2018, New West Records)
Sleeping Through the War (2017, New West Records)
Dying Surfer Meets His Maker (2015, New West Records)
Lightning at the Door (2013, self-released)
Our Mother Electricity (2012, self-released)

Stream the ATW album, here:

Stream the "Diamond" music video, here:

"They are the real deal – psychedelic blues-rock warriors."


"All Them Witches dabble in Moody Blues-esque psychedelic pop, Zeppelin-tinged blues and riffy hard rock, all while still somehow managing to sound fresh and original."

"All Them Witches: easily one of the trippiest, coolest things going on Nashville at the moment."


Band photo by James Stone

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