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Teenage Bottlerocket

Teenage Bottlerocket

OC45

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MakeWar

Friday, September 8, 2017

Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Show: 8:00pm

Advance: $15 / Day of Show: $18

This event is 21+

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Teenage Bottlerocket

Slick back your hair and get out your leather jackets because everyone’s favorite Wyoming pop-punk band featuring a set of twins, a dude from the Lillingtons and a half Chinese, half Mexican guy who likes to be tied up and beaten black and blue are back and they’re…whoa. Wait. I know what you’re thinking: that could be almost any band from Wyoming, but rest assured, I’m talking about the Rectangle State’s favorite foursome: Teenage Bottlerocket, and they’ve finally taken a break from zipping around the world, eating barbeque for breakfast, and supporting bands like NOFX and the Descendents to put their heads together and crank out yet another masterpiece of modern Ramones influenced, gleefully stupid, infectiously awesome punk rock. It’s called Freak Out! And it comes out on July 3rd, 2012 courtesy of Fat Wreck Chords.

After a couple great records on Red Scare Industries, the boys in Teenage Bottlerocket finally signed to Fat in 2009, where they wasted no time melting faces with their Fat debut, They Came From the Shadows and the subsequent EP Mutilate Me. Known for their often bizarre subject matter, TBR have songs that tell Gene Simmons to go fuck himself, odes to skateboarding on old Zorlac decks and upbeat jams about murdering everyone at a Burger King and Freak Out! keeps the tradition alive with awesome tracks like “Who Killed Sensei” and “Cruising For Chicks.” There’s also a song called “Necrocomicon” on the album which has gotta be the first (and best) song ever written about the comic book of the dead. But shit, that’s neither here nor there, the point is, TBR went into the Blasting Room, where such little known acts as Rise Against and Gaslight Anthem have been known to record, and, under the watchful eye and ear of engineer Andrew Berlin, cranked out fourteen new barnburners that’ll have you laughing, dancing and counting to four really, really fast all summer long. When asked about the new tracks, vocalist and guitarist Ray Carlisle said:

“People who are familiar with our band are not going to listen this and think ‘They’ve really gone a new direction with this.’ We’ve always stuck with the same style of tunes…There’s always a few “off the beaten path” type songs. Overall, this record is us taking what we’ve always done, and adding in some tricks we’ve learned over the years.” 

You heard it right from the horse’s mouth, folks. It’s the same TBR that you know and love, with a little bit of spice thrown in to keep it new without getting too out there. No surprise for a band with a track record of consistently besting their last release for over ten years now.

So, what’s next for this quartet of Wyoming weirdos? Well, you can expect extensive worldwide touring, relentless live shows including festival appearances, all accompanied by that small town charm and courtesy that can’t be taught. I mean, these guys have never punched any women, on or off stage. I don’t know why I’m even bringing that up, but it’s true. Yup.

OC45
Formed in June 2011, OC45 is a DIY punk band based in Boston, MA. As of December 2014, we've played over 300 shows including five tours (totally roughly 35 weeks) throughout the US and Canada. On our own label, BirdsEye Records, we self-released our debut demo/full-length, "Class & Cruelty", in May 2012 and our sophomore 7", "When It Hits", in September 2013. Our 2015 release, "Burn It" EP, is scheduled for and early spring release via BirdsEye and 1332 Records (Boise).
MakeWar
MakeWar
MakeWar is about a fight. A fight against ignorance. And laziness. A fight against your inner demons. A fight to stay conscious. So you can have one more drink with your friends. A fight to do what you want instead of what you’re suppose to. A fight that isn’t violent. Or full of hate. This fight is about knocking down what’s holding you back. That’s why MakeWar sounds like letting go. It’s fighting depression by embracing aggression. And embracing everyone around you who’s doing that too. MakeWar is Jose, Greg and Edwin. Welcome to our fight.