SOME STUFFS: Ă…rabrot return to North America for spring tour

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Norwegian rockers Ă…rabrot are returning to North America for a tour in May in support of their album The Gospel. This is also the first time the band has been on the road since vocalist Kjetil Nernes recovered from having throat cancer. Things are doing good for him and thus the rest of the band and they’re ready to prove it with shows galore. Check out the dates:

May 11… Seattle, WA (The Highline) *
May 12… Vancouver, BC (The Media Club) *
May 13… Tacoma, WA (The Valley) *
May 14… Portland, OR (Panic Room) *
May 17… Sacramento, CA (Starlite Lounge) *
May 18… Oakland, CA (Golden Bull) *
May 19… Los Angeles, CA (The Complex) *
May 20… Tucson, AZ (Exploded View Gallery)
May 21… El Paso, TX (The Sandbox)
May 22… Austin, TX (Sidewinder)
May 23… San Antonio, TX (Paper Tiger)

* = w/ Helen Money, Insect Ark

REVIEW: Arabrot’s “I Modi” (EP)

 photo Arabrot_cover_zpsf1486510.jpg The music of Arabrot’s I Modi EP (Fysisk Format) sounds protein enriched, and that because the gaping qualities are muscular, think, and strong. It pulls from different influences so immediately I may have heard things I’ve heard before done by Marilyn Manson and White Zombie, but then it even goes back to the Alice Cooper Band’s first few albums where things may not match together at first, but it doesn’t have to. The swagger comes through in the way the attitude is given and shared, which means Arabrot offer a character into their sounds that I approve up, a willingness to open but remain controlled for the sake of being/maintaining the/that character.