The Nightschool Agency and Strange Matter Present…
LATE BLOOMER (Charlotte, NC; 6131 Records)
LOVELORN (Philly; ex-CREEPOID)
TEEN DEATH (RVA: 6131 Records)
SEA OF STORMS (RVA; Self Aware Records)
Monday, July 2nd, 2018
8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds | $10 Cover | 18+
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A ripping Monday night of rowdy punk tunes featuring two amazing out of town acts, LATE BLOOMER (touring in support of the release of their upcoming brand new record) and LOVELORN (3 out of 4 original members of CREEPOID). Rounding out the bill are RVA scum poppers TEEN DEATH and local rock and rollers SEA OF STORMS. This is the wildest Monday you’ll have all summer.
On Late Bloomer’s third full length, Waiting, the band have truly come into their own with an achingly human record that explores the crushing uncertainty of adulthood through a mix of hook-driven guitar rock and punk urgency. The album centers on ever-changing perspectives, with all three members contributing to the writing process to utilize their personal narratives, as well as points-of-view completely outside their own.
While much of Waiting’s core revolves around the anxiety and confusion of everyday life, sonically the album finds the Charlotte, NC-based band more confident and focused than ever. After honing their sound through their 2013 debut and 2014’s lauded Things Change, the band teamed with producer/engineer Justin Pizzoferreto (Dinosaur Jr, Pixies, Speedy Ortiz) on Waiting. The result effortlessly blends each members’ seemingly disparate influences into a dynamic sound that ranges from roaring to tender—often within the same track. The fuzzy familiarity of college rock effortlessly collides with the intensity of punk and hardcore, all serving to propel the band’s biggest choruses to date.
LOVELORN (ex CREEPOID):
Lovelorn is a band from Philadelphia, featuring 3 of the 4 original members of Creepoid.
“Sleepy and atmospheric with hazy, distorted guitar, steady drums and bass, and far away, airy vocals. The lyrics are interesting and imaginative with lines like “So take me away to my next big mistake / down through the gutter and out the gate.” – Madorne Lemaine 88.5 WXPN