Earth announced for JJ’s Bohemia May 7

Dylan Carlson and Adrienne Davies of band Earth pictured back to back in promo photo. Earth is playing JJ's Bohemia in Chattanooga May 7

Earth, Esther Blue

Tues May 7 | 9:00pm | $20 Tickets here

Earth: Masters of experimental distortion live at JJ’s

Seattle’s iconic purveyors of ambient drone metal, Earth, are slated to rip the stage at JJ’s Bohemia on Tuesday, May 7th, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of experimental distortion. The band, led by Dylan Carlson with drummer Adrienne Davies, has released 15 albums since its inception in 1989.

Earth is supported on this tour by Esther Blue, a talented experimental artist from Los Angeles, who will be opening for them.

Earth’s 1993 album Earth 2 is considered one of the most influential drone metal albums of all time. One critic said the album “virtually created the drone and ambient metal sub-genres.”

Last fall Sub Pop Records commemorated the 30th anniversary of Earth’s highly regarded Earth 2 record with a special re-release along side a release of remixes called Earth 2​.​23 Special Lower Frequency Mix.

The band was the subject of a documentary film titled Even Hell Has Its Heroes, directed by Clyde Petersen. Earth scored an original soundtrack for the the film which was released as an album early last year. The documentary toured the festival circuit in 2023 and is set for its full release next month.

You can watch the trailer and pre-order the film here.

Listen to the opening track from Earth’s 2008 record The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull below, via Bandcamp.

Expect something new from Esther Blue

Esther Blue is the music project of Canadian singer-songwriter and experimental musician Esther Isabel Munits. She has produced music under the name DREAMBOY and has also served as a session/touring member of the electronic band TR/ST.

In a social media post announcing the upcoming shows, Esther said on this tour she will, “be sharing new and unreleased material … this stuff is completely different from what I’ve put out before.”

See her full announcement post here.

Listen to the title track from Esther Blue’s 2016 release Endings below, via Bandcamp.

Watch Earth perform live on KEXP

Earth on KEXP 90.3 Seattle

Earth full tour dates

MAY 3Total DragSioux Falls, SD
MAY 4TempleLiveWichita, KS
MAY 5The Sphinx ClubWashington, DC
MAY 7JJ’s BohemiaChattanooga, TN
MAY 8TrimTab Brewing CompanyBirmingham, AL
MAY 9Sun-Ray CinemaJacksonville, FL
MAY 10Lodge of SorrowsSavannah, GA
MAY 11New Brookland TavernColumbia, SC
MAY 12Eulogy Asheville, NCAsheville, NC
MAY 14Richmond Music HallRichmond, VA
MAY 15Current Space Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD
MAY 16Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
MAY 17The Center for Arts at the ArmorySomerville, MA
MAY 19LittlefieldBrooklyn, NY
JUN 21Red Hawk AvalonPe Ell, WA

Earth, Esther Blue live at JJ’s Bohemia May 7th. Get your tickets here.

See JJ’s Facebook event listing for the show here.