Open Air Stereo release new single ‘Damned’; SXSW and tour with Miggs & Man On Earth

By on March 4, 2014
Open Air Stereo

2014 is already proving to be a busy year for OPEN AIR STEREO.  Not only have they just released the second single, “Damned,” from their PRIMATES debut album, which was added to SiriusXM’s “The Pulse” channel right away, but they’re getting ready for a batch of shows in Austin, TX during SXSW and they’ll be launching a co-headlining tour with miggs and Man On Earth in March.


While a lyric video for “Damned” can currently be seen on the band’s YouTube page, they recently completed an official music video for the song with Devin DeHaven (Slash, R. Kelly, Rita Ora) at the director’s helm, which will be released soon.


Meanwhile, the Southern California band–Chase Johnson (lead vocals), Nick Gross (drums), Scott Pounds (guitars), Evan Smith (bass)–is getting ready to launch a co-headlining tour with miggs and Man On Earth starting March 25 in Jacksonville, FL at Jack Rabbits and concluding May 4 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Rogue Bar.  Before the trek kicks off, OPEN AIR STEREO will perform a handful of shows in Austin, TX during SXSW.


PRIMATES has been racking up rave reviews since its release last May. described it as “…melodic rock that’s a bit edgy and free, with lots of guitar bite.” called it “…an energetic and hook-filled hard rock album…” hailed:  “Open Air Stereo encapsulates Southern California pop and rock sound. Their debut album features ten tracks that give off that beachy, summery spirit that is enjoyable, refreshing and triggers the senses to aurally experience the laid-back, chill vibes of surf, sand and sun.”


Check out OPEN AIR STEREO at any of the following stops, with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks:


DATE               SPONSOR                    VENUE/TIME




Mon 3/10                          The Majestic/9pm

Tue 3/11            Jivewire                        The Rooftop/7:15pm

Wed 3/12          Red Gorilla                    The Thirsty Nickel/11pm

Wed 3/12          Jivewire                        Touche/6pm

Thu 3/13            In2une Music                 Shakespears/9pm

Fri 3/14             Jivewire                        Darwin’s Pub/2:30pm

Fri 3/14             Red Gorilla                    Handle Bar/10pm

Fri 3/14             KAMX                           Key Bar/TBA


With miggs and Man On Earth:


Tue 3/25            Jacksonville, FL            Jack Rabbits

Thu 3/27            Orlando, FL                   The Social

Sat 3/29            Tampa, FL                    Orpheum

Tue 4/1             Washington, DC            Jammin’ Java

Wed 4/2            Philadelphia, PA            Grape Room

Thu 4/3             New York, NY               The Bowery Electric

Fri 4/4               Westport, CT                 Toquet Hall

Sun 4/6             Boston, MA                  Church

Thu 4/10            Pittsburgh, PA              Club Café

Sat 4/12            Newport, KY                 Southgate House

Wed 4/16          Chicago, IL                   Elbo Room

Fri 4/18             Indianapolis, IN             Rathskeller

Wed 4/23          Denver, CO                   Lost Lake Lounge

Thu 4/24            Salt Lake City, UT          The Royal

Sat 4/26            Seattle, WA                   El Corazon

Sun 4/27           Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theatre

Tue 4/29            Oakland, CA                 The New Parish

Thu 5/1             Los Angeles, CA           Molly Malone’s

Sat 5/3              San Diego, CA              Lestat’s Coffee House

Sun 5/4             Scottsdale, AZ              Rogue Bar


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.