AVOID + Motives: The Keeping Busy Tour


Motives, Take It To Heart

Ages 21+
AVOID + Motives at the Hi Hat!


“AVOID is a clash of lightning against the earth” - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

Hard rock group AVOID has been making big waves beyond their natives roots of Seattle, WA since establishing in 2017.

Known for their electrifying sound and stage show thats akin to the energy of bands like Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, Foo Fighters, Deftones and Slipknot, the band comprised of Benny Scholl (vocals), Nick Olson (guitar), Luke Ryder (guitar), Chris Echols (bass) and Paul Jaton (drums) quickly started building a fan base on making audiences and music fans truly feel connected to something through their show, music and message.

Just after independently doing three regional tours, playing many local clubs in the greater Seattle area, and releasing their single, ‘End of an Era’ the band garnered the attention of 307 Artist Management and then in 2018 signed with Revival Recordings..

In 2018 the band also released multiple singles including ’28 Days’, ‘By Myself’, ‘Hate (Me)’, ‘Father Centipede’, ‘Thoughts of You’ and their label debut album, ‘Alone’, which in a short time hit over 1 million streams, landed #3 on Billboard Heatseekers Pacific, #29 on Overall Heatseekersand #25 on Hard Rock Albums. The music got the attention of bigger bands and they toured with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Alesana, Eyes Set To Kill, Sworn In, and played in Warped Tour 2018.

“AVOID to me is our form of expression to the world around us. Everyone views this world differently, but I feel something everyone can agree on is positive energy helps. I just hope that when you hear us / see us, you feel that. We just want you to have a good time, forget about the world, and enjoy the moment” - Benny Scholl (Vocalist)

AVOID is starting out the year co-headlining a tour with Motives and new music will be coming out in spring of 2020.

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Undeniably energetic, bold, and dripping with passion, years on the road have helped MOTIVES command attention the second they take the stage. Hailing from Cleveland, the gritty five-piece is set to wage sonic war on the airwaves with their latest release Death Throes. Founded before the end of the world in 2012, members Kevin Burrows (guitar), Daniel Ackerman (bass), Ian Slagle (vocals), Chris Hanford (guitar), and Mike Taddeo (drums), have used their special blend of heavy, yet somber sound to get listeners to not only listen but to act. Soundtracking internal battles while contemplating mortality, the future's looking bleak, and MOTIVES is here to champion the sound.

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Take It To Heart

Take It To Heart is a Hardcore band hailing from Orange County, California inspired by the likes of Have Heart, Bane and American Nightmare. Having formed in 2019, the foursome (Erik, Jay, Ben and Patrick) bring a fresh new take on a classic hardcore punk sound. Debut EP out in early 2020.

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Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042