Urban Heat

Urban Heat are a 3-piece American post-punk band from Austin, TX. The band formed in 2019 when multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jonathan Horstmann enlisted Kevin Naquin and Paxel Foley to form a live show based on his analog sound design. The result fuses dark 80’s stylings with modern flourishes, with Horstmann’s throaty baritone delivering musings on existence and romanticism against an unrelenting industrial gothic pulse. Their live show is undeniably energetic and engaging, earning them slots at Austin’s Levitation and Seattle’s Freakout Fest in 2021. They released 6 singles between 2019 and 2022 and while the pandemic saw their SXSW 2020 performance canceled, they returned in 2022 as official artists.

2022 brought exponential growth to the band. Their single “Have You Ever” had a viral moment on TikTok and was viewed over a million times. Atomic Music Group took Urban Heat on for North American booking and in the fall they completed a national headlining tour. They were selected as Sonic Guild grant recipients and were featured as KUTX 98.9’s Artist of the Month for July. The band played the Austin City Limits festival in October and in Jan 2023 was nominated for Band of the Year and Song of the Year in the Austin Music Awards. In March 2023 Urban Heat joined Vision Video as direct support for a 3-week tour that took them to the East Coast and Canada. In May 2023 Urban Heat will be playing Cruel World Fest in Pasadena California, joining a lineup that includes Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Gary Numan, and other genre icons.

“A lightning rod of dark electro/proto-punk/new wave/synth wave/part goth/part industrial sound that is all the things but… simultaneously transcending them into something fresher.” – Laurie Gallardo, KUTX 98.9

Responsible Agent: Andrew Harper

Territory: North America


Fri, Jan 26- Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater  Buy Tickets

Sat Jan 27- San Diego CA @ Quartyard  Buy Tickets

Sun Jan 28- Fresno, CA @ Strummers  Buy Tickets

Tue Jan 30- Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley  Buy Tickets

Wed, Jan 31- San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel  Buy Tickets

Thu, Feb 1- Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s  Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 2- Portland, OR @  Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 3- Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown  Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 4 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s Buy Tickets

Tue, Feb 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge Buy Tickets

Wed, Feb 7 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre Buy Tickets

Thu, Feb 8 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 10 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger Buy Tickets

Sun, Mar 24 – New Orleans LA @ House of Blues (The Parish)Buy Tickets
Mon, Mar 25 – Pensacola FL @ The HandlebarBuy Tickets
Wed, Mar 27- Tampa FL @ CrowbarBuy Tickets
Thu, Mar 28 – Miami FL @ GrampsBuy Tickets
Fri, Mar 29 – Orlando FL @ ConduitBuy Tickets
Sat, Mar 30 – Jacksonville FL @ Underbelly Buy Tickets
Sun, Mar 31 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade Buy Tickets
Mon, Apr 1 – Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle Buy Tickets
Wed, Apr 3 – Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Buy Tickets
Thu, Apr 4 – Washington DC @ Black CatBuy Tickets
Fri, Apr 5 – Boston MA @ SoniaBuy Tickets
Sat, Apr 6 – Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church Buy Tickets
Sun, Apr 7 – New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets
Mon, Apr 8 – Columbus OH @ Rumba Cafe Buy Tickets
Tue, Apr 9 – Ferndale MI @ Loving Touch Buy Tickets
Wed, Apr 10 – Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge Buy Tickets
Fri, Apr 12 – Milwaukee WI @ The Vivarium Buy Tickets
Sat, Apr 13 – Minneapolis MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall Buy Tickets
Omaha NE @ The Reverb Buy Tickets
Tue, Apr 16 – Dallas TX @ House of Blues (Cambridge Room) Buy Tickets
Wed, Apr 17 – Austin TX @ The Mohawk Buy Tickets
Thu, Apr 18 – Corpus Christi TX @ House of RockBuy Tickets
Fri, Apr 19 – McAllen TX @ Cine El Rey Buy Tickets