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.
Friday November 17 2017
7:30PM doors -- music at 8:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$15 in advance / $17 at the door
Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
-from Brooklyn, NY
-Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties is the first solo project from singer/songwriter Dan Campbell, who is best known as the frontman for pop-punk act the Wonder Years. Looking to improve his guitar chops and expand his lyrical style, Campbell began writing songs on acoustic guitar that blended the passion and aggression of pop punk with more of an Americana and roots aesthetic. The new music didn't fit the Wonder Years' style and, while never intended for release, Campbell had casually played a few songs for Early Novembers singer Ace Enders during a stint their bands' shared on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013. Enders loved the new songs and offered to produce them if Campbell wanted to make a solo album. Campbell agreed, and since most of the material was written more from the point of view of a semi-fictional character, he chose to use a fictional moniker rather than his own name. Following the Wonder Years' tour, Campbell and Enders completed the new album which was now billed to Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties.
Sean Huber - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Jake Ewald - Guitar/Vocals
William Lindsay - Guitar/Vocals
Evan Moorehead - Guitar
George Legatos - Bass
Andrew Kirnan - Keys
Richie Straub - Drums
-from Philadelphia, PA
-What is now the 7-piece folk-punk powerhouse Steady Hands began as a folk troubadour side-project for Sean Huber, the drummer of Modern Baseball. Inspired by Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Turner and other classic punk influenced singer-songwriters, Huber began thrashing his way through Philadelphia bars and basements in 2012. Driven by an energy inconceivable to most, Huber took advantage of every second of down time from his drumming duties in Modern Baseball, committing to life on the road and creating his own name across the US and UK. By the time Huber began recording his 2nd EP The Libertines, it was clear he wanted to begin recruiting his friends to create a full time band for Steady Hands. From electro-pop group W.C. Lindsay came William Lindsay on lead guitar, George Legatos on bass and Richie Straub on drums. Also joining them were fellow Modern Baseball member Jacob Ewald on rhythm guitar and a long time hometown friend Andrew Kirnan on keys.
From The Libertines to Brandy Of The Damned, Huber and his band perfected the art of crafting songs that found the perfect blend of polished rock and soulful punk, the happy medium between pretty and gritty. They began to pick up fans from across the punk rock spectrum, winning over Modern Baseball fans with his guest vocal on the band's hit "Your Graduation," and folk-punk purists with his incredible honesty and heart.
-from Fort Wayne, IN
-Fort Wayne, Indiana appears to be no more than another lonely outcrop of the Midwest. Chain stores and restaurants seem to stretch for miles, suggesting a suburban sameness that could numb and dull anyone. Thanks to a burgeoning commitment to the homegrown ethos of this town's "do-it-yourself" scene, especially from younger talent, this sleepy sprawl has been given a second chance. Before the age of twenty, Chase Huglin has attempted to join these two separate spheres, intermingling softer melodies reserved for coffee-house backdrops with a steadfast touring schedules rivaling acts with more electric firepower.
The flint sparking Huglin's latest EP, Glow -- his first after signing with Ohio's InVogue Records at eighteen -- spits out the same flames as some of his brasher, louder labelmates. Produced by Mat Kerekes of Citizen, the release shares the whisper of a quiet Midwestern acoustic act with the embattled wail of a conflicted, heartbroken boy on the cusp of adulthood. Perhaps that's what has caused Huglin to juggle cross-country routes while maintaining his six-string sense of self. 2015 proved to be a wake-up call for Chase, embarking on U.S.-centric stints with bands as diverse as Sundressed and Casteform. The critic’s circle has widened to include this young talent, as well, with New Noise Magazine writing Glow delivered as “a beautiful acoustic EP for those in need of a quick pick me up.” As Huglin continues his embrace of an intersectional and nebulous music scene usually cautious of softer tones with his debut InVogue full-length in 2016, Fort Wayne could go from a map coordinate to a new creative home.
-from Detroit, MI
-Shortly is a solo project belonging to Alexandria Maniak