Coalesce and The Get Up Kids’ James Dewees will be in Richmond on Saturday with his solo project Reggie and the Full Effect, along with Dads, Pentimento, and the Concussion Theory.
This is the second tour that Kansas City’s Reggie and the Full Effect, an indie rock band started during the 90’s/emo wave, has been on since their “Farewell” Tour in 2008. While the tour name was supposed to be a joke, the band had kept pretty quiet music-wise until the announcement of their sixth studio album No Country For Old Musicians. The album was crowdfunded with a March 2013 Kickstarter project, so the fan base is there and this tour should reflect such a turn out. The tongue-in-cheek, catchy indie punk/slightly pop punkish music that Reggie is known for continues to trickle down to their newest album, which includes “Fowlin’ Around,” a 38 second chorus of the word “chicken.”
Dads, an emo/punk band from New Jersey, is known as one of the staples of the new Emo Revival that’s been going on for the past couple of years. Their new EP, Pretty Good, portrays a heavier, more intense sound from some of their older music, mostly influenced by their stage performance during tours. “We wanted to write stuff that kind of conveyed our show and I feel like Pretty Good is the closest we’ve come so far,” said John Bradley, singer and drummer of Dads. Heavy and/or dramatic definitely fits well with the new EP, with “a song like ‘My Crass Patch’ fitting really well into [the band’s] live show,” said Bradley. Their American Football-ish chords and emotionally hollow lyrics leave you with a sort of longing nostalgia that I’m excited to see live.
Buffalo, NY’s Pentimento, an indie punk band with their latest EP Inside the Sea, had released its self-titled a year earlier in 2012. Not only am I eager to see their raw, transparent lyrics put into performance, but I also hope to get a clue as to where the band is going next.
The Concussion Theory, a local alternative rock band, will be opening the show. Their Stuck at Sea EP is available for free on their bandcamp, and they have a new self-titled album coming out in early March. “We are all really humbled to play on the same stage as musicians that we look up to… We are so excited for Saturday,” said bassist and singer Burke Solo.
Not only can you see Reggie, but you can also support local at the same time. The bands will be playing at the Canal Club this Saturday, January 18th. Tickets are $16 online and at the door.