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.
Tuesday December 7
< rescheduled from 3/25/20
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
$16 in advance / $18 at the door
Off With Their Heads
alternative rock, punk
power pop punk indie rock
heavy indie rock
Off With Their Heads
-from Chicago, IL
-Minneapolis punk band Off with Their Heads began as a hard-touring entity with a revolving-door membership centered around the songs of guitarist/vocalist Ryan Young.
After moving from many years of less involved vinyl-only releases, the band's high-speed melodic rock sound spread out over full-length albums like 2013's Home and 2019's Be Good.
Off with Their Heads formed in 2002, borrowing members from Minneapolis punk and hardcore institutions like Sillinger Four, Dear Landlord, Banner Pilot, and the Fake Boys, among others. Based around the depraved and hard-living themes of vocalist 's songs, the band existed mostly in the form of an endless string of EP and split 7" releases for many years. Also focused on constant touring, Off with Their Heads maintained a revolving lineup so they could stay on the road more often. In 2007, they released All Things Move Toward Their End, a collection of highlights from the group's lengthy vinyl-only catalog. This compilation was followed in 2008 by their first proper full-length, From the Bottom, and the group self-released a video for the album's song "Fuck This, I'm Out." They followed in 2010 with In Desolation, their first release for new label . By the time their third album, Home, was released in 2013, the band was still working with a rotating cast of players, but drummer Justin Francis had established himself as a consistent collaborator and a compliment to Young's anxious punk songs.
Young took some time off from touring following a mental breakdown he suffered while on the road promoting Home, but he regrouped with 2016's acoustic album Won't Be Missed. In 2019, Off with Their Heads turned the volume back up with a set of new material for Be Good, an album where Young reflected on his new home of Chicago and all the intensities of the transition to living in a new city. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi
-from Seattle, WA
-Although best known for playing in a long lineage of hardcore, punk, and metal groups, Mark Palm’s focus has always been song-craft and pop sensibility. After beginning to explore softer sounds in the late aughts as a member of San Francisco shoegazers Modern Charms, Palm adopted the Supercrush moniker as a vehicle for his pursuit of powerpop preeminence.
-from Allentown, PA
-With the energy and sound of a full four-piece band, Carly Comando & Tom Patterson create unapologetic, heavy pop tracks that showcase their years of experience and punk influences. "Hold On To Why," the B Side from Slingshot Dakota's 2019 release Heavy Banding, holds true to their style of distorted keyboards and bombastic drums. Although the pandemic has made the emotion behind the lyric “I don’t want to die holding on to why” that much more urgent, Carly Comando wrote the song in 2017 during a time where life felt very stagnant. Their 2019 album Heavy Banding (Community Records) covers several themes with a main focus on Slingshot Dakota’s professional frustrations in music, friendship and the heartache that can come with it, and family. The band saw the album as a moment to express their impenitent truth, like in the track “Louder,” an impactful anthem of synths, voices, and beats that use deep emotions to express the feeling of getting lost in the boys’ club that is the music industry. There’s also album standout “Casino Night,” a song that would please fans of both Carly Rae Jepsen and Julien Baker with its soothing gospel organ and a tense backbeat slowly erupting into a vibrant confessional. A mid-tempo “Thank U, Next” for adult friendships, “Casino Night” ultimately mourns a deeply personal betrayal with gratitude and grace. It’s proof enough that Slingshot Dakota is hell bent on world domination, one exhilarating anthem at a time.