mssv and Mike Watt Announce Second Album, Massive U.S. Tour


Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, and Mike Watt have teamed up once again for a second album as mssv. The band toured heavily behind 2020’s Main Steam Stop Valve, and they’re not changing anything for their upcoming record.

Human Reaction will be released on September 1st. It was recorded immediately after their 48-date tour last year.

Human Reaction traverses a deeply broad sonic landscape, as expected from this nearly unclassifiable group, though with even deeper twists and turns,” a press release states. “With inventively churning drum textures from Hodges (an instantly identifiable sound honed in his days with Tom Waits and David Lynch) and the full-steam-ahead all-in attitude from Watt (as he’s displayed throughout his storied career with MINUTEMEN, fIREHOSE, and Iggy & The Stooges), there is still the impression of ‘pressure, combustion, power, and hissing clouds of sonic poetry,’ as Premier Guitar said.”

You can hear a live take of the title track from last year’s tour in this fan-shot clip in Chicago:

Right after the album’s release, they’ll embark on a 58-day tour to support it. See below for full details.

mssv 2023 Tour Dates:

Sep 5San Pedro, CAThe Sardine
Sep 6Bakersfield, CANarducci's
Sep 7Oakland, CAGolden Bull
Sep 8Sacramento, CAOld Ironsides
Sep 9Grant's Pass, ORSound Lounge
Sep 10Portland, ORTurn! Turn! Turn!
Sep 11Seattle, WARoyal Room
Sep 12Cave Junction, ORBruno’s Cavern
Sep 13Pacifica, CAWinter's Tavern
Sep 14Atascadero, CARaconteur Room
Sep 15Oceanside, CAPour House
Sep 16Costa Mesa, CAThe Wayfarer
Sep 20Joshua Tree, CAFirehouse Outpost
Sep 21Las Vegas, NVThe Griffin
Sep 22Flagstaff, AZOrpheum Theater
Sep 23Albuquerque, NMSister
Sep 24Amarillo, TXGolden Light Cantina
Sep 25Dallas, TXThree Links
Sep 26Oklahoma City, OK89th Street
Sep 27Kansas City, MOminiBar
Sep 28Omaha, NEReverb Lounge
Sep 29Davenport, IARaccoon Motel
Sep 30St. Paul, MNTurf Club
Oct 1Madison, WIHigh Noon Saloon
Oct 2Chicago, ILSubterranean
Oct 3Indianapolis, INState Street Pub
Oct 4Columbus, OHThe Spacebar
Oct 5Hamtramck, MISmall’s
Oct 6Pittsburgh, PASpirit Lodge
Oct 7Cleveland, OHBeachland Tavern
Oct 8Toronto, ONHorseshoe Tavern
Oct 9Montreal, QCBar Le Ritz PDB
Oct 10Buffalo, NYMohawk Place
Oct 11Ithaca, NYAngry Mom Records
Oct 12Holyoke, MAHolyoke Media
Oct 13Boston, MAMiddle East
Oct 14Philadelphia, PASolar Myth
Oct 15New York City, NYMercury Lounge
Oct 16Baltimore, MDOttobar
Oct 17Richmond, VAThe Camel
Oct 18Asheville, NCThe Grey Eagle Music Hall
Oct 19Knoxville, TNPilot Light
Oct 20W. Columbia, SCNew Brookland Tavern
Oct 21Jacksonville, FLJack Rabbits
Oct 22Orlando, FLWill’s Pub
Oct 23Opa-Locka, FLSouth Florida Registry of Alternative Music
Oct 24Tampa, FLHooch and Hive
Oct 25Tallahassee, FL926 Bar
Oct 26Atlanta, GABoggs Social & Supply
Oct 27Nashville, TNThe Blue Room at Third Man Records
Oct 28Water Valley, MSVoyager's Rest at The Crawdad Hole
Oct 29Birmingham, ALSaturn
Oct 30New Orleans, LASiberia
Oct 31Houston, TXSuper Happy Fun Land
Nov 1Austin, TXSaddle Up
Nov 2Marfa, TXPlanet Marfa
Nov 3Tucson, AZ191 Toole
Nov 4Los Angeles, CAZebulon

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