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Doors: 7 pm
Show: 8 pm (estimate based on past shows at 9:30 club)
A muscular, hard-hitting, and wide-ranging group, Brooklyn's Highly Suspect rode a series of indie EPs and years of touring to a pair of Grammy nominations for their 2015 debut. A year later, their follow-up delivered another hit in the Grammy-nominated single "My Name Is Human," setting high expectations for their third outing, 2019's hip-hop-leaning MCID. The band continued to blur genres on 2022's The Midnight Demon Club.
Opening Act: Dead Poet Society
I was planning to see Highly Suspect for the first time right before Covid so am excited they are returning to the area. Never heard of Dead Poet Society before seeing the show lineup, but hey that is good too - opportunity to check out a new band.
Will likely try to meet up for before the show in the neighborhood for drinks and food. Location TBD.
Doors open at 6:30
Show at 7:30
General Admission show - Tickets are $45 (fees included)
Merging the edgier strains of rock and electronic, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Bruno started AWOLNATION as a genre-fluid creative outlet that contrasted with the material he'd produced with previous outfits Home Town Hero and Under the Influence of Giants. Breaking into the mainstream with the multi-platinum international hit single "Sail," the project issued its debut, Megalithic Symphony, in 2011. As subsequent efforts pushed them toward the top of the charts, AWOLNATION soon surpassed all of Bruno's prior groups, becoming a popular alternative rock presence with efforts such as 2018's U.S. Indie chart-topper Here Come the Runts and 2020's Alternative Top 20 Angel Miners & the Lightning Riders. Their current release is a covers album ranging from Beds are Burning to Maniac to Material Girl (yes that Material Girl!)
Los Angeles hard rock outfit Badflower brought grit and swagger inspired by the Sunset Strip when they made their debut in 2013. Armed with dark anthems that often grappled with themes like addiction, pain, and mental illness, they earned their first modern rock radio hit with "Ghost" in 2018. Their debut, OK, I'm Sick, arrived in early 2019 on Big Machine, topping the U.S. Heatseekers chart. Two years later, they returned with their sophomore effort This Is How the World Ends.
Based on personal experience, I can say that AWOLNATION and Badflower put on good shows and are worth seeing live. The Mysterines are new to me but I like what i have heard so far, and that is one of the points of going to smaller venue shows - see some "new to you" bands.
If you are unfamiliar with any of the bands, check their music out and if it catches your ear, consider coming to the show.
Groupon $20 lawn seats
How about a 90s throwback show on a Wednesday night in late July. Matchbox Twenty and The Wallflowers lead by their respective frontmen Rob Thomas and Jakob Dylan.