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Tour: H2O and Terror with Backtrack and Code Orange Kids

H2O Terror TourHardcore juggernauts H2O and Terror are excited to hit the US with Backtrack and Code Orange Kids in tow. The tour will canvas the lower 48 and will span from February 1st through March 3rd – tour dates are below. A few of the dates will also include Bane in the line-up.

1 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
2 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
3 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
4 Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom
5 Miami, FL @ Churchills Pub
6 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
8 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
9 Dallas, TX @ Paradeofflesh.com
10 San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
11 Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
12 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
13 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
15 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
16 Portland, OR @ Backspace w/ Bane
17 Tacoma, WA @ Tough Love Fest w/ Bane
18 Twin Falls, ID @ Radio Rondevoo w/ Bane
19 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Black Lion w/ Bane
20 Denver, CO @ Marquis w/ Bane and Cruel Hand
21 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
22 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
26 Buffalo, NY @ Funeral Home
27 Albany, NY @ Bogies
28 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2 Reading, PA @ Reverb
3 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

Shirts For A Cure Announce Annual SXSW Showcase

Shirts For A Cure do great things – both with their t-shirt/charity venture and their annual (free) SXSW showcase show. The 2011 edition of their showcase has just been finalized, and is set to include Paint It Black, Fake Problems, BANE, Title Fight, Riverboat Gamblers, Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) and The Flatliners. Considering this is the 6th year of the show, I’d say recent years are a pretty good assurance that the show will reach maximum occupancy early.

The show takes place at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) on Friday March 18th, with doors opening at noon (sharp!). Get there early and bring a donation.

For more information on Shirts For A Cure themselves, check out the Syrentha Savio Endowment and the organization’s merch site.

Selina Kyle and Bane Listed as Paramour And Villain Cast in Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises

So this has very little (or nothing) to do with music, but a significant portion of us here at The 1st Five are comic book nerds. It comes with great excitement that more characters from the upcoming Batman film (and the last in Nolan’s trilogy) have been announced! We’re going to see Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (aka Catwomen), and Tom Hardy as the venom-infused Bane. There is no word on what degree these characters will be used. The pair could be anything from a cameo to main characters.

Oddly enough, Christopher Nolan recently announced that he wanted to keep the sense of gritty realism that made his first two installments, Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight so successful. The stark stylistic contrast to previous batman films is deeply rooted in the personal, probable characters. I’m not quite sure how Nolan plans on keeping with this tradition with the inclusion of Bane, but I’m very excited to find out.

Editor’s Note: At first Bane seems like a strange choice, but ultimately he’s a character who would fit perfectly into Nolan’s Batman mythos. Bane is a character who admires Batman as much as he wants to murder him. Without the obvious fortune Batman possesses he was left to figure out how to match up to the Dark Knight when the mind games were over and it came down to punches. The Joker is a criminal mastermind but he can’t take a punch. While Bane is most famous for breaking Batman’s spine in the comic books people forget that his character had been physically and psychologically torturing the hero for months. If this movie starts with Bane blowing a hole in the side of Arkham Asylum and letting all the criminals out, undoing Batman’s life work, then there is a very dark and realistic story to tell. Lets just leave out the part where Bruce Wayne’s spin is healed via psychic magic. Please.