DEAR SPRING, FLIGHT CLUB, COLLIDER
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
Hailing from Washington DC and its surrounding suburbs, Dear Spring is made up of 5 dudes who have been friends and band mates for years. Sprouting from demos created by drummer, Martin MacAlister, the band draws from pop-punk, emo, and rock influences to create original music saturated with a duality of passion and uplifting vibes. Dear Spring have released 3 singles including “Made of Kings”, “Hydrangea”, and “Absent” as well as their debut EP, “Regardless of the Weather.” “Absent” was picked by Spotify’s editorial staff for their “New Punk Tracks” playlist and the band has toured the east coast several times over to promote its release.
Hailing from Richmond, VA, Flight Club is a 5-piece rock n roll band who isn’t afraid to get loud. Pulling influence from their southern roots, the group takes the gritty blues and classic rock tones they were raised on and adds a dose of punk rock intensity. Blending them together to find a soulful sound, full of heart, delivered raw, passionate, and true.
“A welcome change from the current cadre of shoegaze-inspired rock bands – Collider stay smart without being annoyingly intellectual. Their references may be sonically grounded in the early 90s, but they manage to nod to that time while keeping their bearings in the present – you never feel like you already might own this record, or have “heard this song before”. Running through their veil of spiraling guitars is a pummeling rhythm section which makes clear their commitment to energetic and syncopated certainty. Their songs feel dipped in a hazy glow, but nothing vague escapes their lips – a refreshing break from other bands whose inspirations may draw from similar places. They lurch from glacial dirges to fast, thick and blurred frenzies of guitar slush. Ultimately, Collider feel cooler and more human than the rest of the kids at the party, without really trying – they speak directly to you and everyone like you – while everyone else seems like they’re working a little too hard.” – Ben Green