Thu Jul 21 2011

8:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Middle East - Downstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

Ages 18+

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***ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 8, AT 9:00 AM!!!***

Thursday, July 21 | The Middle East Downstairs
Heartbreak LLC presents:
Torche, Big Business, Helms Alee
18+
8 pm doors
Tickets are $13 in advance & $15 day of show

*** Advance ticket sales typically stop one hour before doors open day of show (at DAY OF SHOW price). Any remaining tickets will be available after doors open -- CASH ONLY. Headliners always go on later than openers, and all set times are subject to change without notice. Set times are announced day of show, and are available by calling the Middle East Box Office -- (617) 864-3278 -- dial *(star)100 for a recorded listing, or ext. 221 for questions.

VALID I.D. is required for entry to ALL 18+ and 21+ events. All ticket holders will be carded regardless of apparent age. NO I.D.= NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Ticket valid for 20% OFF your meal, day of show, at the Middle East or Zuzu!

Heartbreak LLC presents
Torche , Big Business , Helms Alee

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  • Torche

    Torche

    Heavy Metal

    After the breakup of Floor in 2004, Torche vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks decided to carry on the thundering tradition of his former band, recruiting guitarist Juan Montoya (also formerly of Floor), drummer Rick Smith, and bassist Jonathan Nu??ez. This lineup evolved the sonic template Brooks had created with Floor into a lush and more fully realized sound. In 2005, the Miami, FL four-piece released their eponymous debut on Robotic Empire, introducing the world to a new brand of doom/stoner metal that replaces the bleakness and despair typical of the genre with a more triumphant and anthemic sound: the heavy metal equivalent of Chariots of Fire. Combining de-tuned, droning guitars reminiscent of doom luminaries Earth and Sunn 0))) with soaring, harmonic vocals, Torche created a new take on the genre that is best described as "doom pop." After the album's release, the band began extensive cross-country touring, sharing bills with the Sword, Mouth of the Architect, Jesu, Isis, and Mogwai. In March of 2007, Torche released a remastered version of their self-titled album featuring the bonus track "Make Me Alive." In the summer of 2007, Torche released the beautifully packaged EP In Return on Robotic Empire, featuring a jacket designed by John Baizley of Baroness. Late in 2007, the band announced that they had finished recording their second album, Meanderthal, which was slated for a spring 2008 release. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi

  • Big Business

    Big Business

    Pop

    Big Business started as a two piece band composed of Jared Warren of Karp and The Tight Bros From Way Back When, and Coady Willis of Murder City Devils. Their sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by Warren's signature vocal delivery. The band released its first album, "Head for the Shallow", on January 25, 2005.

    In late 2006, after relocating to Los Angeles, Jared and Coady both became members of The Melvins, first appearing on "(A) Senile Animal". The tour, titled "the Double-Drumming Rock for Peace tour", featured Warren and Willis playing a set as Big Business before being joined by Crover and Osborne for a set as the Melvins. While on tour, Big Business played with David Scott Stone who would later play guitar and Minimoog Voyager on all songs from their 2007 release "Here Come the Waterworks".

    After releasing Here Come the Waterworks to critical acclaim, Big Business was given an opening spot on the summer leg of the Tool tour. Toshi Kasai played guitar for Big Business throughout this tour.

    After the fall US tour ended, Big Business started recording material for the new Melvins album, entitled "Nude With Boots", which was released on July 8, 2008.

    On March 9, 2008 Toshi Kasai was introduced onstage as the third member of Big Business. Both the band and Toshi verified this on their respective Myspace pages. Big Business released their third album "Mind the Drift" on May 12, 2009. The album, produced by Phil Ek, who has produced both of their previous albums.[1] was given a "pre-release" preview at the website <http://mindthedrift.com/>

    In October, 2010 after a year of not playing shows, they posted on their myspace that they had added another guitarist Scott Martin (400 Blows, Crom), officially making them a "Power Quartet".

  • Helms Alee

    Helms Alee

    Alternative Rock

Heartbreak LLC presents

Torche , Big Business , Helms Alee

Thu Jul 21 2011 8:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge MA
Torche, Big Business, Helms Alee
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Ages 18+

***ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 8, AT 9:00 AM!!!***

Thursday, July 21 | The Middle East Downstairs
Heartbreak LLC presents:
Torche, Big Business, Helms Alee
18+
8 pm doors
Tickets are $13 in advance & $15 day of show

*** Advance ticket sales typically stop one hour before doors open day of show (at DAY OF SHOW price). Any remaining tickets will be available after doors open -- CASH ONLY. Headliners always go on later than openers, and all set times are subject to change without notice. Set times are announced day of show, and are available by calling the Middle East Box Office -- (617) 864-3278 -- dial *(star)100 for a recorded listing, or ext. 221 for questions.

VALID I.D. is required for entry to ALL 18+ and 21+ events. All ticket holders will be carded regardless of apparent age. NO I.D.= NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Ticket valid for 20% OFF your meal, day of show, at the Middle East or Zuzu!