Friday, July 15, 2011, The Arc Agency presents
Branford American Legion
243 North Main Street
6PM - $8 - All Ages
A night of pop/melodic-punk
Info from the FB event page
This is the first of four of Late Nite Wars' final shows and their last Connecticut show. This is also the tour kick-off for Wolves At Bay and Robbing The Vatican.
Late Nite Wars:
Residing north of Boston, Late Nite Wars exists as a group of kids longing for the days of fast, fun and aggressive pop-punk. Influenced by legendary bands like Lifetime, Piebald and The Get Up Kids, Late Nite Wars are doing their best to recapture the feeling that they got from the bands they grew up on.
The lyrics on their newest release “It’s Okay Or Even Worse” stray from bitter-end anger to chin-up positivity, with topics such as the monotony of the daily routine, moving on from your hardships and the unbreakable bond of friendship. Late Nite Wars gained worldwide attention after being featured on MTV’s Real World Cancun in 2009. Since then the band has worked tirelessly to do what they love to do, play honest music from the heart. “It’s Okay Or Even Worse” is a great example of the hard work that goes into being Late Nite Wars. Panic Records
Washington Square Park is a punk rock band hailing from Northern New Jersey that is already stirring up noise all up and down the East Coast. After dropping out of high school and drumming for the band Tourmaline for 5 years, Max Rauch started the one man side project known as Washington Square Park. Max knew he wanted to take a different path and after losing his father to suicide in August, he knew his dad would have wanted him to pursue whatever made him happy. His only motivation was to make music and see Washington Square Park succeed so he began to focus on it full time. WSP’s self-titled debut album was recorded in just two weeks and mixed by Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday), with Max playing every instrument on the album. After recording the album, Max decided it was time to turn his one-man project into a full band. He soon added Keith Williams (guitar/backing vocals), Brian Legentil (bass) and Justin Niemiec (drums). For fans of The Movielife and Jimmy Eat World.
Wolves At Bay has the work ethic and raw intensity that sometimes is missing in an over fabricated music scene. Taking influences from a variety of music to create something unique to them that stands for more at times than just music. Going through the struggles of life and hardships with family, friends, and relationships can weigh down anyone. Though being a newer band to emerge they certainly won’t be going anywhere and will be showing just how hard there workmanship and how much meaning this has to them in the years to come.
It's All Happening: Pop-punk on tour from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Robbing The Vatican: Pop-punk out of central Connecticut
Night Owls: Matt (ex-Don't Say I Wont) teams up with some new faces to the Connecticut music collective for their first show ever. They will be releasing their definitive EP in August and hitting the road for a few dates with Deadlights. With big plans for the Fall, this is the first step the long life of Connecticut's newest melodic-hardcore/post-punk band.