House Show last night!

“‘Of every band i’ve ever been in, this is the best and most fun show I’ve ever played” - Anthony Herrera

Everybody went hard to every band, I crowd surfed in my own house, played bass for A Call To Arms, and The Alt State put on the best show in a while.

That pretty much captures how it all went down. 8 Amazing acts, one garage, borrowed gear, a bunch of people, pits, and overall awesomeness. Much love to the bands and fans who came out.

Hearts & Hammers

Middle Name Roxy

Slugage

Shaftsquad

Minus One

A Call To Arms

The Alternate State

Ska/Pop Punk show

Last night’s show was amazing. My friend Renzo (Rosy’s Shenanigans) opened up the show acoustically and he was pretty awkwardly hilarious. It was cool having him open. Then Great Scott went on. I had never seen them before so I didn’t really know what to expect but holy shit they were so good. They’re usually a 3-man band but last night was their first show with a 3-piece horn section as well. They played so many awesome ska and punk covers. They’re all really talented. Next was Slugage. We’ve played multiple shows with them before and they never disappoint. They really know how to turn a show into a party. I had so much fun during their set. My band (Middle Name Roxy) was the next band to play. That was hands down the most fun show I’ve ever played. We had a really off show at the Talent Farm last month since for some reason we were being really awkward and quiet during that set. We decided we really needed to change that at this show and I think we did. Once we got in the zone we were so loud and full of energy. I hope the crowd had as much fun as we did. We played all of our originals as well as Time Bomb by Rancid, Mrs. Butterworth’s Indestructible Bomb Shelter by Gimp, a fast ska punk version of Santeria by Sublime and Welcome To Paradise by Green Day. It was great. Last but not least Strawberry Wolfpack went on. They’re always so good. I feel like when you’re in a ska band it’s really hard to sound unique and different from other ska bands. This band definitely does that though. Their horn lines and style of playing is just so different from any other ska band I’ve heard before. They’re awesome. Overall this was just such a killer show. Thanks so much to everyone who came out.

SLUGAGE

So I wrote about this band on the old UU blog but that has been lost sooo here you go my dearies, the new review on Slugage. Local band from Miami with a pretty cool sound. These guys look so awesome because from what I can tell, wearing suits is like their thing. And I find that quite hilarious, my friends. Like I said, I really like the sound of the music but for my life I cannot understand the words being said in the songs! Now I’m a big fan of the garage-y sound recordings but it’s just actually impossible to understand the lyrics which is a damn shame because from what I can hear I like them a lot. I did read the lyrics on the bandcamp though and damn boys you write some good shit! I particularly like “Nobody fights, nobody tries, the wounds are invisible if everyone is blind. But we’re all in love with those lies, that were planted in our heads, that they tell us when they’re mad.” Very poetic, and very well-written. I missed the April 6 show but I hope I get to see them play soon, Slugage seems like a band that would have awesome energy and put on a kick-ass show.  

Upcoming Shows

April 6 - Sweat Records w/ Slugage, The Faded Folk, and Hearts & Hammers 

April 6 - YOLO Fest House Show w/ Balls Out, Golden Coast War, A Call To Arms, A Run For The Coast, and Critics & Skeptics

April 13 - Night Of The Pop Punk at The Talent Farm w/We Still Dream, City Lights, Trust Issues, A Run For The Coast, New City Rival, A Call To Arms, and Strawberry Wolfpack

April 14 - 21st Rec Center w/ Jacobs Ladder, The Alternate State, Camera Eyes, A Call To Arms, and Hearts & Hammers

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