Witch Taint
Thursday, September 19
Doors 7:30pm, $10
The Saint Presents Rock featuring from Gary, IN, Witch Taint / From Asbury Park, Ribeye Brothers and special guests.

WITCH TAINT: From the mean streets of Gary, Indiana by way of Oslo, Norway (or maybe the other way around - we're not sure) comes Witch Taint, the most extremely extreme and Satanic Norwegian Black Metal band from Gary, Indiana ever probably and you can ask anyone. While the origins of the band remain hazy, even to the members themselves, there is at least some evidence of the band's existence dating back as far as late 2004 (Read for yourself at www.theblackmetaldialogues.com). However, we also know a version of the band consisting of founding member Lance the King of Black Metal and About 500 Other Things Most People Can't Handle (rumored to actually be comedian and musician Dave Hill) and his sworn enemy, Oslo native Matthias Backwards (rumored to actually be musician and comedian Phil Costello), began performing live as a duo in 2017, including sold out appearances at SXSW and the Wacken Open Air festival, which were awesome and a lot of members of the audience had to receive counseling both during and immediately following the show because it was so extreme, brutal, and occasionally foul in odor.

This past spring, Witch Taint began performing as a full, six-member live band (consisting mostly of members found in the darkest recesses of Craigslist) that is so extreme, brutal, grim, unholy, kvlt, and just sort of negative in general that most people can't even handle it basically even if everyone agrees the Witch Taint T-shirts are pretty awesome and they should really consider keeping more mediums in stock but whatever. The band's full-length debut Sons of Midwestern Darkness, recorded entirely in darkness in a damp room that was also annoyingly cold much of the time even if you wore a coat and a hat and stuff the whole time, is set to be released by New York City's Tee Pee Records in early 2020. The album is extremely difficult to listen to in the very best of ways and features guest appearances from members of such not-nearly-as-extreme-as-Witch Taint bands as Venom, Carpathian Forest, and Autopsy and also Lance's dog Lucifuge because they forgot to keep the basement door shut even though she will end up coming down there every single time no matter what. If you think you can handle it, which - statistically speaking anyway - you probably can't, please get yourself a copy. And by all means, come see the band live. However, whether you decide to kill yourself, go sit in a ditch for a while, or simply stare of into the distance for a disturbingly long amount of time as a result of having done either one of these things, that is not their fucking problem.

Lily Vakilli Band
Friday, September 20
Doors 7:30pm, $10
The Saint Presents Festival Weekend Showcase with From New Jersey, The Lily Vakilli Band (Original Alt Punk Folk Rock) / Tropic Vibez (A fresh and exciting sound to modern reggae music.) and special guests.
Black Pumas
Saturday, September 21
Doors 10:00pm, $25/$30
Late Night Show Feat. From Austin, TX, Black Pumas (Self-titled debut release is out now on ATO Records.) with special guests.

Sometimes, a mystical, life-changing connection can be closer than you think. In 2017, Grammy Award-winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada had recorded some instrumentals in his Austin studio, and he started looking around for a vocalist - he knew a lot of singers, but he wanted something different. He reached out to friends in Los Angeles, in London, but nothing seemed right.

Meantime, Eric Burton had recently made his way to Texas. Born in the San Fernando Valley, he grew up in church and then got heavily involved in musical theater. He started busking at the Santa Monica pier, where he brought in a few hundred dollars a day and developed his performance skills. Burton traveled through the Western states before deciding to settle down in Austin - setting up his busking spot on a downtown street corner, at 6th Street and Congress, for maximum exposure.

A mutual friend mentioned Burton to Quesada, saying that he was the best singer he had ever heard. The two musicians connected, but Burton took a while to respond ("My friends were like 'Dude, you're a mad man, you need to hit that guy back!'") Finally, he called Quesada, and started singing to one of the tracks over the phone. "I loved his energy, his vibe, and I knew it would be incredible on record," he says. "From the moment I heard him on the phone, I was all about it."

The results of that inauspicious beginning can now be heard on the self-titled debut album from Black Pumas, the group that Quesada and Burton assembled, which has become one of the year's most anticipated projects. Described as "Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown" by KCRW, Black Pumas were the winner of Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards.

Cranston Dean Band
Sunday, September 22
Doors 8:00pm, $10
The Saint's Festival Weekend Showcase Closing Party feat. Cranston Dean Band (His music draws from Americana, folk, jazz, country, blues and pop to translate and transform the human condition into beautiful works of art.) / Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son (With a punk rock, electrifying sound, they command the stage as if they've been doing this for a lifetime.) and special guests.
Springsteen's 70th Birthday Celebration
Monday, September 23
Springsteen's 70th Birthday Celebration
Doors 5:30pm, $12
Pink Cadillac Club Presents Springsteen's 70th Birthday Celebration. Bring your cardboard request signs, noisemakers, and birthday hats because we're going to have a party! Back in 1985, Washington DC's Pink Cadillac Club was the East Coast's only All-Springsteen DJ nightspot. For one night only, we're all Bruce, all night to celebrate the Boss' 70th Birthday at The Saint in historic Asbury Park, NJ.
H.A.G.S. Comedy Show
Tuesday, September 24
H.A.G.S. Comedy Show
Doors 7:30pm, $10
H.A.G.S. The World's First Comedy Show Ever! Hosted by Joe McAndrew and JC Hendricks feat. Remy Kassimir (How Cum Podcast, Netflix) / Sara Armour (Last Comic Standing) / David Sanchez (Latino Laughter Comedy Festival) / Ronnie Lordi (College Humor, MTV) / Ken Krantz (Sirius XM Gotham All Stars Live) / Christiana Jackson (Harlem Comedy Festival) with Music by PSF.
The J.A.C.K.S.
Wednesday, September 25
The J.A.C.K.S.
Doors 7:30pm, $8
The Saint Presents The J.A.C.K.S. (A high energy rock and roll band in the vein of AC/DC. Featuring Steven Statland from Hat Trick Of Misery and members of Ideosphere, Psychic TV, Who Brought The Dog.) and special guests.
Friday, September 27
Doors 7:30pm, $12
The Saint Presents From Inner Mongolia, China, SULD (A cross genre band fusing Mongolian folklore traditions with solid hard rock and heavy metal, vocal interpreting songs in unique Khoomei way known as Traditional Throat Singing.) and special guests.
Saturday, September 28
Doors 7:30pm, $10
The Saint Presents Punk Rock featuring Huge (Not Like You Records) / From Queens, NY, Urban Waste / From NJ/NY, Full Scale Riot (Riot Records).
White Denim
Tuesday, October 1
Doors 7:30pm, $20
The Saint's 25th Anniversary Series of Shows featuring From Austin, TX, An Evening with White Denim (New Release, "Side Effects," is a record that captures the spirit of the band's full-throttle live shows.) and special guests.
The Union
Friday, October 4
Doors 7:30pm, $10
The Saint Presents Rock featuring The Union (Reunion Show) / Fungkshui / UFOTOFU and special guests.
Contraband: A Scott Weiland Tribute
Saturday, October 5
Doors 7:30pm, $15
The Saint Presents Rock feat. Contraband: A Scott Weiland Tribute / Best of Foo: Tribute To Foo Fighters / East Coast in Lullaby and special guests.
Israel Nash
Wednesday, October 9
Doors 7:00pm, $15/$18
The Saint's 25th Anniversary Series of Shows: The Saint Presents From Dripping Springs, TX, Israel Nash (Texas' genre-bending rock 'n' roller Israel Nash presents his latest long play, "Lifted." It is a modern-day hippie spiritual, a tonic for those needing to put aside the mess of the daily grind.) and special guests.
Friday, October 11
Doors 7:30pm, $10/$12
House of Independents Presents From Philadelphia, PA, RFA (Four years later with two EPs, their self-titled album, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless, sweaty performances under their collective belt.) and special guests.
Tomar and the FCs
Sunday, October 13
Doors 6:30pm, $10
The Saint Presents Rock Soul feat. From Austin, TX, Tomar and the FCs (Tomar Williams shows his own soul chops with searing vocals that drip with blood, sweat and tears.) and special guests.
Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Sunday, October 27
Doors 7:00pm, $12
The Saint and Little Dickman Records Presents From Los Angeles, CA, Frankie and the Witch Fingers (Using absurd lyrical imagery - soaked in hallucination, paranoia, and lust - the band's M.O. strikes into dark-yet-playful territory. New release "Zam" out now!)
Trashcan Sinatras
Tuesday, October 29
Doors 7:30pm, $25
Asbury Cafe + The Saint Present Rock Acoustic feat. From Glasgow, Scotland, An Evening With Trashcan Sinatras (Two Sets, One Night, Two Albums: A Happy Pocket and Weightlifting.)

A seated no talking during the performances, Asbury Cafe show.

Friday, November 1
Doors 7:00pm, $17/$20
The Saint presents Hip Hop Groove featuring From Tempe, AZ, Futuristic "I Am..." Tour 2019 (As an independent artist, Futuristic takes pride in his creativity and versatility using his words to inspire his fans and let them know that anything is truly possible.) with special guests.
Spirit Animal
Thursday, November 7
Doors 7:00pm, $15
House of Independents Presents from Brooklyn, NY, Spirit Animal (A chaotic combination of rock and pop, fueled by the unruly aesthetics of psych and funk.)

Brooklyn-based alt-pop band Spirit Animal have just dropped their new track ARM CANDY. The band is also happy to announce the release of REBORN YESTERDAY, out September 20th via RED MUSIC. REBORN YESTERDAY is the deluxe version of the band's debut full-length album "Born Yesterday" and features three new tracks, including their newest track, "Arm Candy".

Josh Heinrichs
Friday, November 15
Doors 7:30pm, $15
House of Independents Presents Josh Heinrichs with SkillinJah and Eureka Sound.
H.A.G.S. Comedy Show
Josh Heinrichs