WATCH: Modern Entertainment (Live in Studio)

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of recording a few tracks live in the studio with our friend and colleague, Ross Allen. We could only spare time for a short stopover one afternoon at Ross’s Atlanta location, but we emerged from the session with 3 new tracks to release and the video evidence taboot! We hope you enjoy this first song called, “Modern Entertainment”, which Ross also filmed and mixed. It was a brilliant sunny day, the sky would have tasted like blueberry cobbler had you reached out and taken a spoonful, but we shut ourselves up inside all afternoon with headphones on...and we’re glad we did! Check out the footage from indoors and don’t forget to come see us on tour this fall! Full dates at

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tomatoband performs Modern Entertainment live in studio, produced by Ross Allen as the first installment of the three part series, "Marietta Therapy Sessions."

tomatoband Fall Tour Announcement

Cities are fun. There are lots of people in cities doing things, which makes them interesting. We are visiting several cities this fall and we can’t wait to see all of the interesting things happening there. It’s nice to be a part of the fun. Where will we be joining you this fall?


Thursday, September 5 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern w/ Side Hustle

Friday, September 13 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub w/ Grandpa’s Stash & Masseuse

Friday, September 27 - Columbia, SC - The White Mule w/ Funk You

Thursday, October 3 - Columbia, SC - The Senate w/ Perpetual Groove

Friday, October 4, - Athens, GA - Nowhere Bar w/ Groove Moose

Friday, October 11 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern w/ The Mantras

Saturday, October 12 - Athens, GA - Brain Aid Fest

Thursday, October 17 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits Live w/ Custard Pie & Stephen Pigman

Friday, October 18 - Dunedin, FL - Dunedin Brewery w/ Infinite Third

Saturday, November 2 - Richmond, VA - Cary St. Cafe


LISTEN: tomato tuesday Off to a Hot Start! (7/30 & 8/6)

2019-07-30 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House (Deck)

2019-07-30 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House (Deck)

August 6, 2019

Charleston Pour House (Deck) - Charleston, SC:

Set I : Horse's Head > Gorbachev's Birthmark > Rats, Rhumbotronic Escoflawn, Yodis, An Afternoon Outdoors > I Know You Rider, Breakfast in Bed

Set II: Sirius > Eye In The Sky > Stir It Up, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Ordinary Day, Yeti, Yard Party > Heathen Stevens > Oh Jah Din > Stevens Goes to Jail

July 30, 2019

Charleston Pour House (Deck) - Charleston, SC:

Set 1: Playing Ketchup > Octopus Pie > Cushion > Modern Entertainment > Cushion, Cool Windsor, Interviews by the Pool > Maggot Brain > In the Mood‬

‪Set 2: Walk Like An Egyptian> Head > Walk Like An Egyptian, Footsteps, Back & Forth, Meat Load, Gun > Fantastique, Jungle Bungalow

2019-08-06 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House (Deck)

2019-08-06 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House (Deck)

Inaugural Freedom Fest To Include tomatoband


Saturday, July 20, 2019 - The Purple Buffalo - North Charleston, SC

The Freedom Festival is a multi genre music and arts festival that is an outlet for local artists to exhibit their authentic talents. These artists that we are bringing together display one of the most important aspects of our event, diversity. This festival includes but is not limited to all genres of music, live art, local vendors and food trucks. We would love to extend this invite to you and your company to join us on this one of a kind Charleston experience.

tomatoband will perform on the outdoor stage at 6:00.

tomatoband Added to Sigh In July Line-Up


Sunny days in June like these make us wonder, could the summer get any hotter? We sigh and mop our collective brow in the heat. Why, yes it could...We are brimming with excitement for our debut at Sigh In July Music and Arts Festival this year and we can’t wait to be a part of this amazing event!

Our set will be Saturday, July 27 at 6:00 at Live Wire Athens

Sigh In July is a grassroots music and arts festival in Athens, GA. The annual event features national and regional acts, creative workshops, and open bazaar for local artisans and visual artists. Sigh in July intends to diversify Athens’ culture by connecting all creative modalities in a community celebration.

Sigh In July is hosted by Athens’ homegrown, Universal Sigh. The unique jazz-rock fusion group developed an expansive local following through relentless touring, collaborative performances, and unique song writing. Universal Sigh promotes acceptance, community, and sustainability for the future.

Sigh In July brings to life Universal Sigh’s vision of connecting artistic communities through the language of music. The festival highlights a wide-array of musical genres such as: Funk, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Fusion, Rock, World, Contemporary, Electronic and Jam.

LISTEN: tomatofest Soundboard Recordings

2019-05-10 - Folly Beach, SC - Chico Feo

2019-05-10 - Folly Beach, SC - Chico Feo

2019-05-11 - Folly Beach, SC - Chico Feo

2019-05-11 - Folly Beach, SC - Chico Feo

tomatofest 2019, Night One


Set I: Back & Forth, Modern Entertainment, Shaking the Bottle > Playing Ketchup > Head > Interviews By the Pool, In the Mood, Daylight in the Swamp

Set II: Yodis, Rats > Also Sprach Zarathustra, Fantastique, Meat Load*,  An Afternoon Outdoors, Yard Party**

E: Horse’s Head

* Bulls On Parade tease

** with Meat Load ending

tomatofest 2019, Day Two


Set 1: Cushion, Rhumbotronic Escoflawn, Octopus Pie > Jungle Bungalow > Cool Windsor, Footsteps

Set 2: Sirius > Eye In The Sky, Ordinary Day, Yeti, Gun > Part of the Process, Heathen Stevens > Oh Jah Din > Stevens Goes to Jail

E: Cocaine > Maggot Brain > Bulls On Parade Reprise

JUST ANNOUNCED: tomatofest 2019




FRI 5/11 & SAT 5/12 - Chico Feo - Folly Beach, SC


The thrills of late spring have descended upon The Lowcountry.  All about, the season bids a warm salutation.  Paper white jasmine blossoms explode like fireworks in the coastal air; sweet, salty, a savory snack.  The blackberry brambles in the dunes by the beach have become a butterfly hotel and brilliantly colored lizards are active in the potted plants on the porch, puffing their red throats expectantly.  All of this excitement could only mean one thing.  That’s right, you guessed it, (And how do you always seem to guess these things?!)  it’s time for tomatofest!  This year, the band is bringing it all back home to Folly Beach and the lush Chico Feo for 2 nights of mellifluous madness!  We will celebrate the season with art installations by The Red Door Designs to massage your eyes while tomatoband takes care of the rest.  2 nights, 4 sets of tomatoband, sea, sand, and so much more!  May 10-11, see you there!

New Single, Fantastique, Out Now!



'Fantastique' is the lone single off the forthcoming 'Routine Interactions' LP release.

One of the most exciting things we get to do as a band is release new music to the public, and today we get to do just that!  ‘Fantastique’, now live on Spotify, is the premier single from the upcoming record, ‘Bird Hotel’, recorded with Coast Records in Charleston.  Composed by the tallest member of the band, Alex, this track isn’t short on flavor; we threw a little bit of everything into this one.  So, on this most exciting day, we thank you for indulging us in our efforts to expand the idea of rock music.  We also ask that you continue vigilantly watching the skies for the full album to drop later this week!

LISTEN: Three Winter Tour Shows Released on

2019-01-12 - Atlanta, GA - Smith’s Olde Bar

2019-01-12 - Atlanta, GA - Smith’s Olde Bar

2019-01-26 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern

2019-01-26 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern

2019-02-15 - Charlotte, NC - Skylark Social Club

2019-02-15 - Charlotte, NC - Skylark Social Club

2019-01-12 - Atlanta, GA - Smith’s Olde Bar

Czech Republic > Fantastique, Ordinary Day, Shaking the Bottle > Playing Ketchup > Yonder Motion, Sirius > Eye in the Sky > Head > Bee Hive, Gun > Footsteps, Can You Picture That?, Yodis

2019-01-26 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern

Prelude > Sirius > Eye in the Sky > Jungle Bungalow, Stir It Up*, Bee Hive, Can You Picture That?, Fantastique, Ordinary Day, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Interviews by the Pool, Footsteps, Yard Party > Meat Load

*with Jess Strickland on vocals

2019-02-15 - Charlotte, NC - Skylark Social Club

Prelude > Meat Load > In the Mood > Jungle Bungalow > Fantastique, Can You Picture That?, Modern Entertainment*, Yodis > Meat Load Reprise


tomatoband Interview with Make Music Mine

Make Music Mine with Alex & Charlie

Make Music Mine is a new blog by Patrick Buckley, drummer for Charlotte-based funk band, Akita. The site is “for musicians and other artists trying to figure out and better themselves in the music industry to get closer to, (and reach), a point of sustaining themselves through their art.”

Buckley interviews Alex and Charlie from tomatoband at New Brookland Tavern just before their show on January 26, 2019.


JUST ANNOUNCED: tomatoband + sexbruise? at Charleston Pour House 3/20


tomatoband + sexbruise?

Charleston Pour House

Wednesday, March 20

Doors: 9:00 pm, Show: 10:00 pm

$8 cover or $5 with Dead on the Deck wristband

tomatoband is teaming up with sexbuise? for a big night at the Charleston Pour House on March 20! Pioneers of the weird and fighters of the cliche, its almost as if the two bands were meant to be together. See for yourself. Cover is $8 or you can get a discounted ticket if you show up early for Dead on the Deck.

LISTEN: Swanson's Warehouse show 1/25/19


2019-01-25 - Greenville, SC - Swanson's Warehouse

Set 1

Prelude > Can You Picture That?, Octopus Pie, In the Mood > Yard Party > Meat Load, Jungle Bungalow > An Afternoon Outdoors

Set 2

Cushion, Lawyers Guns and Money*, Cocaine*, Gun > Shaking the Bottle > Playing Ketchup > Yonder Motion, Yodis

* with Trey Francis of Dead 27s2019-01-12 - Greenville, SC - Charleston Pour House (Deck Show)

NEW DATES: Winter Tour 2019

tomatoband Rolls Through The Southeast

winter tour 1.jpg

Happy New Year, tomatofaces! In 2019, the boys over at tomatoband are beefing up their tour schedule and bringing the show on the road. If you live in Georgia or the Carolinas, you may be able to catch a show! With the rumored third full-length release, Bird Hotel, looming for a potential release in the next few months, you can expect psychedelic material, both new and old. Here’s where you can find live tomatoband in the coming months:

1/11 - Athens, GA - Nowhere Bar

1/12 - Atlanta, GA - Smith’s Olde Bar

1/25 - Greenville, SC - Swanson’s Warehouse

1/26 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern

2/15 - Charlotte, NC - The Rabbit Hole

2/16 - Asheville, NC - One World Brewing West