Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
November 24 2015
6:30PM doors -- music at 7:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$14 in advance / $16 at the door
Hands Like Houses
I The Mighty
Progressive / Indie / Alternative
Too Close To Touch ------ Lower Than Atlantis is off the bill
Rock / alternative
Hands Like Houses
Matty P Cooper Joel Tyrrell Trenton Todd Woodley Alex Pearson
-from Canberra, Australia-
-Hands Like Houses is a rock group from Canberra, ACT, Australia. The band is renowned for its live performances, glorious mustaches, and sophisticated musical style, garnering the group a large following in the Canberra area. In 2015 Hands Like Houses performed on Silverstein's Discovering the Waterfront 10 Year Anniversary Tour, alongside Beartooth, Major League and My Iron Lung. Prior to beginning the tour, the band recorded a new standalone single "I Am" with Erik Ron at Grey Area Studios in LA. On March 12, the band teased a 30 second clip of a video clip for "I Am", produced by Megan Thompson, with the single to be released on March 17. However, the band released the music video two days early on YouTube. Hands Like Houses appeared on the UK's renowned Download Festival in mid-June, as well as the entire US Vans Warped Tour in June–August. In addition, they have been announced as main support for Enter Shikari's Australian leg of the 'Mindsweep Tour'.
The band entered the studio in March, recording their third album with James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore, Go Radio, The Getaway Plan) in St Cloud, FL. The album is to be released by Rise Records with a tentative release set for October 2015. The band is currently touring on Vans Warped Tour. They debuted a new song "New Romantics" as part of their set. On August 11, the band announced via Facebook that their new album is called "Dissonants" and will be released some time this October.
I The Mighty
Brent Walsh, Ian Pedigo, Chris Hinkley, Blake Dahlinger
-from San Francisco, CA
-With the release of their debut EP, Hearts and Spades, the San Francisco Bay Area twenty-somethings better known as I the Mighty are proving themselves a musically seismic force to be reckoned with. With their high-energy, technical riffs and singer Brent Walsh’s distinctive wailing, I the Mighty can be best compared to bands like Circa Survive and Say Anything.
It didn’t take long for I the Mighty to start making an impression on the West Coast. The quartet landed on the music director’s desk at local modern rock station Live 105 around the release of Hearts and Spades, and from there it’s been one milestone after another. I the Mighty have found regular radio airplay, opening slots for Deftones, Hawthorne Heights, and There For Tomorrow, as well as packed venues up and down the West Coast. Not to mention glowing reviews and coverage in Alternative Press, AMP Magazine, and on AbsolutePunk.net. In addition to their high-energy live set, I the Mighty have paired new media intellect with traditional promotion to help build a loyal and enthusiastic group of fans.
Darren Young, Charlie Jackson, Dylan Cobden, Frank Bryant, Damian Johnson
-from South Carolina
-the perfect mixture of rock/metal/hardcore bands.
Too Close To Touch
Keaton Pierce, Kenneth Downey, Mason Marble, Thomas Kidd, Travis Moore
-from Lexington, KY
-Too Close To Touch are still in their infancy as a band, but the Lexington, Kentucky, quintet already have a clear understanding of the music they want to make and the message they hope to convey. Although their sound flows easily from alternative to theatrical rock to post-hardcore, one thing remains consistent from song to song: Each one leaves an impact. “We want it to hit hard, and not just in a music aspect, but meaning wise too. Every transition of song, every word, every note that’s played, we want people to feel something from it,” says vocalist Keaton Pierce. “There are no gaps in songs where we just throw something there because we need something to go there. Everything’s carefully placed and planned to keep the listener entranced. We want it to be a different experience than just somebody listening to a record. It’s a story that you tell. You have four minutes of someone’s undivided attention to get a meaning and a message across however you choose to do that. We view music more as an opportunity.”
Too Close To Touch, which also includes guitarists Mason Marble and Thomas Kidd, bassist Travis Moore and drummer Kenneth Downey, officially came together in late 2013, but its members have been playing together since 2012. In the past two years, they’ve focused on refining their songwriting and growing at their own pace, decisions that have no doubt paid off for them. “We take our songs really seriously,” says Mason. “If we’re not happy with something, it goes in the trash, and we start again. We just started keeping songs that we liked and writing more and more, and the more that we did it the more confident we became in the songs.” Just as important to the band is their aesthetic. Taking cues from the 1975, Walk The Moon and the Neighbourhood, they’ve refined it to a look that’s mixes indie and classic cool, all while remaining 100-percent them. Too Close To Touch began to grow in popularity thanks to their DIY work ethic, buzz on social media and impressive demos, which caught the eyes (and ears) of Epitaph.