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.
Thursday June 16
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
A Wilhelm Scream
Melodic hardcore, skate punk
(of The Lawrence Arms)
(Fat Wreck Chords)
A Wilhelm Scream
-from New Bedford, MA
-The most exhilarating punk rock is meant to be played at the outer limits of what is technically possible, right? It is according to A Wilhelm Scream.
The far from cliche Quintet, outta New Bedford, Massachusetts, not only front the wave of melodic/hardcore, but also bring the pace, the party, the riffs and the harmonies to continually change the face and revitalize a genre desperately requiring an engaging and powerful performance.
If what you're looking for is music from an honest place, then you've found it in A Wilhelm Scream. Avoiding bandwagons and bucking trends for nearly two decades, with several releases on Nitro Records, Paper + Plastick and No Idea, they have been nothing, if not prolific. Despite operating just below the radar, A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly rich albums of ultra-technical melodic punk rock firestorms.
-from Chicago, IL
-Brendan Kelly has been voted “Best Twitter” by Chicago Reader, was a TV Host, is the guy behind Nihilist Arby’s, sings in The Lawrence Arms, works at The Onion, makes weird art… the list goes on. Now after a couple years crafting deviant songs he has something new for his cult to consume: a 10-song album called Keep Walkin’ Pal. He releases his “solo” material under the name Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds, but this is not some emo boy with a guitar or another “punk goes acoustic” outing, this is an artist collective like Wu-Tang Clan or Crass. It involves musicians, visual artists, studio nerds, and even a college film professor. We’re not sure how to describe this wild record (Space Rock? Chiptune?), but we know it’s a likable mix and a real departure from what you’re used to hearing from Brendan and this scene.
-from Brooklyn, NY
-MakeWar is about a fight.
It’s a fight against ignorance and hate.
A fight to do what you want instead of what you’re supposed to.
A fight to stay up when everything is pulling you down.
It’s fighting for the dreamers and drinking to the screamers.
Fighting off what’s holding you back.
That’s why MakeWar sounds like letting go.
So let’s fucking go!
MakeWar is Jose, Edwin, and Daniel.
Welcome to our fight.