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Tuesday October 1 2024
  8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
 •••  ALL AGES
$18 in advance / $22 at the door
Single Mothers
  performing "Negative qualities" in its entirety
 post-hardcore post-punk
Broadway Calls
 pop punk rock

Single Mothers
-from London, ON
-Single Mothers broke up in 2009, 2011, 2015 and have been playing shows ever since.

Founded by Drew Thomson in 2008 Single Mothers only relied on only one main principle: it wouldn’t have any members. For the most part - they have stayed true to that, and only that. Spanning a discography of genera morphing LP’s and a myriad of EP’s the only constant is that none of it sounds the same. Each album has different members, different song writers, different ideas. For a while there were even two versions of the band going at the same time, with completely different people. Through all this Thomson left the band and moved to Swastika, Ontario to be a gold prospector. Single Mothers continued without him.

While Thomson was searching for gold in Northern Ontario Single Mothers released their first S/T EP, which they recorded before he left, with Jeremy Bolm’s (Touché Amoré) Secret Voice Records. The band with no members played a sting of shows with different singers before Thomson returned. That EP sent the band touring with Title Fight, Quick Sand, Touché Amore, The Bronx and many others.

The first LP Negative Qualities was recorded twice, produced by Joby Ford (The Bronx) and came out in 2014 - 10 years ago, on XL Records imprint Hot Charity to critical acclaim and led to festival appearances like Pitchfork Fest, Redding & Leeds, Primavera Sound, Riot Fest and many others. Then, as Single Mothers were picking up speed, they fell apart and started over.

Now, 10 years later - in celebration of the record that tried to kill them, they’re back to play it in full. “These are the best songs from the worst years of my life.” Thomson recounts, “and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Broadway Calls
-from Rainier, OR
-We've been fans of Broadway Calls for a while now and after years of pestering they final gave in and joined the team. Their exact words were, "It would take a catastrophic act of god that destroyed the music industry for us to consider working with Red Scare." And what do you know! Thank you, 2020. (Ironically, the recording is about the impending civil war and maybe this is all their doing?!) Then we sent em' down to the Bay Area to work with Scott Goodrich (Culture Abuse, Direct Hit!) and they emerged with the best 11 songs we've ever heard from the Oregon trio. Sad In The City is fast, its loud, and most of all its catchy as well. It's their finest full length and it'll likely go down as one of the top releases in our entire catalogue.