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Nakatomi Plaza Says So Long

Over the past few years, I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to get somewhat involved with the independent music scene, via a few creative outlets of mine.

I suppose then, it’s somewhat ironic that I haven’t been able to feature music on as regular a basis on here as much as I’d like.

Never the less, I thought I’d take the time to spotlight one of my favorite musical discoveries of the past few years, a band named Nakatomi Plaza.

Mixing strong riffs with attention grabbing vocals that range from a whisper to an animalistic growl and producing more pure rocking sound than a three-piece should be able to do, they had my attention from the first time I heard their album Unsettled.  It’s a bummer then, that after ten years of hard work and touring, they’re wrapping up as a band with a final tour this fall.

However, it’s not time to be sad, as they’re going out with a bang.

As sort of a thank you, the band has decided to release their final album, titled Ghosts, either absolutely free or on a “Pay What You Like” basis, available on their website (linked below) between August 18th and August 30th.  I intend to snatch a copy myself this evening, and then make a personal point to see them on their last tour (playing here in Baltimore on September 3rd with the always awesome Avec).

I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing this band live, but if their albums are any indication, I highly recommend that if you’re reading this, and seeing them is an option, you make the trip.

Here’s the schedule for their final tour:

AUG 31 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern w/ Disarmor
SEP 01 – Washington, DC @ TBA w/ Trophy Wife and Avec
SEP 02 – Baltimore, MD @ The Talking Head w/ Avec and Lingos Clamore
SEP 03 – Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl w/ Landmines, Marionette, and Cities For Small Towns
SEP 04 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Desolation Wilderness, Attica! Attica!, and Alcohawk
SEP 05 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop w/ Good Luck, Attica! Attica! and Eric Ayotte
SEP 06 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ I Am Champagne, Swarm of Bats, and Attica! Attica!
SEP 07 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Lemuria and Attica! Attica!
SEP 08 – Ithaca, NY @ The Shop w/ Attica! Attica! and Beach Parade
SEP 09 – Binghamton, NY @ TBA w/ Summer People
SEP 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium BUDDY FEST DAY 1 (2nd to last NP show!) w/ Avec, The Reveling, and The New Dress
SEP 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium BUDDY FEST DAY 2 (last ever NP show!) w/ Cities For Small Towns, Lemuria, I Am Champagne, Man Without Plan, Trophy Wife, Summer People, Ludlow Lions, One Main Riot, Rapid Cities, and Kill Wealthy Dowager

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