Bad Brains have announced an epic four show tour during November in one in DC, two in New York, and one in Austin. For those of you who don’t know “Bad Brains are a highly influential American all-black hardcore punk band, originally formed in Washington, D.C. in 1979. They are widely regarded as being among the pioneers of hardcore punk.”

“The band was first founded as a jazz-fusion ensemble called Mind Power, with singer Sid McCray, in the mold of bands such as Chick Corea’s Return to Forever and John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1978 McCray introduced the rest of the band, who were already interested in bands such as Black Sabbath, to punk rock, including the Dickies, the Dead Boys, and the Sex Pistols.”