Plaque Marks, Prayer Group, Swathe

Thu, June 14, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Very humbled to host Riding Easy Records' and Portland, Oregon's blunt scythe of "street-doom," R.I.P.! These riff merchants are coming to rock RVA to it's core! The newest LP on RER closes the casket on the trends and exhumes the notion that doom isn’t about how slow and de-tuned you can play, but about fear, death, leather and playing as heavy as possible!! They'll be joined by fellow road-dawgs PLAQUE MARKS, a killer punk-driven noise rock act from Philly featuring current and ex members of Creepoid, Fight Amp, Ecstatic Vision and Powder Room who last played town opening for the mighty Unsane, also here at Strange Matter! We got some killer support in the works as well, so stay tuned!

Plaque Marks
Plaque Marks
Debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship coming October 27th on Learning Curve Records.

Founded by three veterans of Philly's punk and hardcore scenes, whose current and recent bands include Creepoid, Fight Amp, and Ecstatic Vision, Plaque Marks pound out the rawest, most caustic music any of these musicians has ever made. The band is the self-proclaimed "stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene."
In Plaque Marks, these guys have abandoned all semblance of "finely tuned," "sun-baked," and "melodic," in favor of pure abrasion and bad living. Caveman drumming, tooth-rattling bass, painfully distorted guitars, and buried yells are the elements at play here, and on debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship they sound like they were recorded with one lone mic, hanging from a noose in a Philly warehouse.

Plaque Marks credit Texas legends Rusted Shut and Cherubs for inspiration, as well as the early works of contemporaries Pissed Jeans – and while some of the members' other work, particularly Fight Amp, resides in this ballpark too, Plaque Marks take it to new depths. This is noise-rock in its simplest and most corrosive state, and Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship is right at home on Minneapolis label Learning Curve Records, responsible for releases by Vaz, Hammerhead, and Gay Witch Abortion.
Prayer Group
Prayer Group
Richmond VA based noise rock group comprised of members of the former acts: Gifts from Enola, New Turks, Equestrians, and Kingshead
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220