Date(s) - Fri, June 21
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Taking a good piece of the Jesus Lizard’s groove ‘n’ grind and then texturing that with strident punk chords and almost prog guitar licks, Haymarket Riot defy categorization. They definitely fall a bit more on the punk end of the spectrum, but they mix things up with a lot of other influences and some very unique songwriting. The base of Haymarket Riot’s sound is the heavy, emotional Midwestern punk sound that descends from bands like Husker Du and Naked Raygun but there’s awhole lot more than just soul-bearing going on here. In particular, Haymarket Riot are particularly ambitious arrangers, dropping instruments in and out of the mix with a dub-inspired glee.
SOMETHING IS WAITING
We are not a band. We can not have our pictures taken together. We are not allowed to rent our own, or share a practice space with another group. We each show up separately to “shows.” We do not have band van. We do not have a band fund. When we play “shows” we, “send any money the touring band’s way.” We are allowed to “support local shows” by attending and/or booking them, as long as we do not comment on the songwriting and/or riff writing and/or live performance of your band.
Heavy, and metallic like our older bands, but more rocknroll.
GOD DAMN YOUR EYES (members of My Cold Dead Hand, Masonic Wave, Dorian Taj)
Their elegant heaviness is fashioned from shards of cabaret and carnival mingling with rock roar.