KALI MASI (CHICAGO, USA) + HELL'S DITCH (01.12.21)
Badlands Presents: Kali Masi + Hell's Ditch
KALI MASI 💣 💥(CHICAGO, IL, USA)
In 2011, Kali Masi were picking up the pieces and seeing what would fit back together. Individually, they were rebuilding themselves. Their respective bands had imploded, they were desperate to outrun the shell-shock and start over. In a basement in the Chicago suburbs where mildew crept up the wood-paneled walls, Kali Masi began writing their first EP. The band carved out a sonic space between the urgency of the punk and hardcore bands that were our foundation and the Midwestern Emo breeze that was sweeping through their towns at the time. But they wanted to be a counterpoint for the evergreen music scene that thrives in Chicago; to move with the current but never float on the surface. To write as many songs as they could in ways that they hadn’t heard before. So, they dug in their heels and started pushing.
FFO: Midwestern Emo ala Touche Amore, Polar Bear Club, Hot Water Music and The Menzingers.
Hell's Ditch 💣 💥(LINCOLN, UK)
The debut hometown show for Lincoln's freshest punk rock band. Earning their stripes in the underground touring circuit, the members of HELL’S DITCH met while touring in previous acts well known in the UK and European punk scene including RIVER JUMPERS, CHIEF, BAD IDEAS, DEARIST, MAYCOMB and KNOCK OUT KAINE. Acts which shared stages with the likes of Anti-Flag, H2O, Reel Big Fish, Mad Caddies, Off With Their Heads and The Swellers as well as appearing at the prestigious Download, Groezrock and Rebellion festivals during their tenures. After these acts dissolved the group joined forces to begin crafting a set of songs with the intention of making it their most ambitious work to date. Initially planned for March of this year, the band cancelled a slew of plans for 2020, however more than made up for this earning hype and praise from BBC Radio 1's The Rock Show, Kerrang! Magazine and punk rock troubadour Frank Turner. Don't miss it.
Further acts TBA+
Advance tickets £6 on sale now!
*PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR HELL'S DITCH'S POSTPONED MARCH RELEASE SHOW WILL BE VAILD FOR THIS GIG*
Please note no physical tickets are sent out. Please bring proof of ID on the night to collect your tickets.