Punk Against Trump feat. Anti-Flag

KGNU Community Radio & Chain Reaction Records Presents

Punk Against Trump feat. Anti-Flag

Stray From The Path, The White Noise, Sharptooth, Line Brawl, Over Time, Cheap Perfume, Allout Helter, The New Narrative, Rotten Reputation

Sat, January 20, 2018

3:00 pm

$20 Advance// $22 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Anti-Flag
“Sooner or later, the people of this country are going to find out the government doesn’t give a fuck about them. Government doesn’t care about you. All they are interested in, is keeping and expanding their own power.” – George Carlin

Elsewhere on the record, “The Criminals” gallops ahead at full speed driven by a performance soaked in blood, sweat, and tears and pure punk fury. The acoustic guitar and chant of “When The Wall Falls” gives way to a buoyant groove, and “Casualty” caps everything off with a fitting middle finger, proclaiming “Try to shut us down, but we won’t be another casualty.”

Speaking directly to those in need, the lyrics to “Casualty” are accompanied by phone numbers for Trans Lifeline, Suicide Prevention, Domestic Violence, Crisis Text Line, and Trevor Project Lifeline. Moreover, the booklet includes essays, quotes, and writings of Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Peter Montgomery, Ryan Harvey, and more.

American Fall heralds another era for Anti-Flag as their impact remains as palpable as ever.
“We were on Warped Tour THIS summer,” recalls Pat. “Three-to-five trans folks would come to the booth and say hello to us every day. These same marginalized kids were at the shows 20 years ago, but they were afraid to express themselves. The fact that they are NOW empowered to be who they really are is incredible…the fact that they know they are welcomed by our band and community is awesome, the same goes for so many others who are feeling alienated and they are receiving that message loud and clear.”

In the end, American Fall does what Anti-Flag has always done—it inspires change.

“I want everybody to realize they’re not alone,” Chris#2 leaves off. “These conversations we’re having are ones that others are having too. Four kids from Pittsburgh don’t have all the answers, but we’re looking out the same window and realizing that the color and the shape of things isn’t what we want. However, we can band together with some likeminded individuals who feel the same way and turn it into the thing we want.”

“After all this, won’t you give me a smile.” – Joe Strummer
Stray From The Path
Stray From The Path
It is no coincidence that listeners of Stray From The Path will often have a difficult time confining them to a specific genre. The Long Island outfit, has made it a point to remain unpredictable, intricate, and intelligent. Listeners can expect their Sumerian Records debut 'Villains' to surpass the gratuitous and/or contrived music that is all too common today, and instead perform articulate songs that refuse to compromise their precision, honesty, and genuine desire to impress. Expect "Villains" to arrive in stores everywhere May 13th!
The White Noise
The White Noise is Shawn Walker (Vocals), David Southern (Guitar, Vocals), Josh Strock (Guitar), Bailey Crego (Bass), Tommy West (Drums). A hyperactive blend of aggressive verses, melodic choruses, and Walker's acidic vocals give the band a raw and explosive edge. The band has been putting the finishing touches on their new album, slated for release in 2016.
Sharptooth
Sharptooth
Noise project of Matt Ibarra (Rectal Hygienics, owner of Strange Tapes Rec)
Line Brawl
Line Brawl
Hardcore punk from Denver, CO.
Irish Voodoo Records.
Over Time
Members of:
Anchor Point, The repercussions and Three Grams
FFO: Comeback Kid, Rise Against,touché Amore, Kid Dynamite, Gorilla Biscuits
Est. 2016
Cheap Perfume
Cheap Perfume are a feminist punk rock band that formed in 2015 in Colorado. They’re fun. They’re angry. They’re dirty, foul-mouthed and unapologetic.
Through lyrics written by singers “Jane No” and Stephanie Byrne, Cheap Perfume explore topics of equality, sex, relationships, violence and politics. Stephanie’s shout-singing and aggressive stage presence drive live performances that excite and empower audiences. While playing her loud, fuzzy electric guitar, Jane sings catchy melodies that complement Stephanie’s sass talk. David “Hot Dave” Grimm’s heavy drumming and Geoff Brent’s powerful bass lines deliver straight-up punk rock that’s influenced by riot grrrl, pop and metal.
The band released their first full-length album, “Nailed It,” in November 2016. The satirical song “Dogs Against Dog Hollerin’” explores what it would be like if women talked to men the way men talked to women. “Trump Roast” skewers a recent political disaster. And “Slut Game Strong” celebrates a woman’s freedom to be promiscuous despite the double standard. (The girls tried to write a sweet love song once but gave up quickly.)
Cheap Perfume play around Denver and Colorado Springs, where they love to see crowds having just as much fun as they’re having onstage drinking champagne and flirting with one another.
Listen to “Nailed It”: Streaming on Spotify or cheapperfume.bandcamp.com; for sale on Bandcamp and iTunes.
Allout Helter
Allout Helter
After countless sweaty club shows and a couple well-received EPs, Allout Helter began production on their debut full length, 'Sinking, We Regress,' in the spring of 2012 their studio, "The Helter Shelter." Released on Dang!Records in May of 2013, this long-awaited collection of nine bombastic songs showcases Allout Helter's finest work to date. With finishing touches applied to the album by Chris Fogal at Black in Bluhm Music, the result is a raw and powerful exploratory criticism of modern society laid over the fast, aggressive melodic-hardcore and technical punk that the band is known for.

Along with this seminal release, Allout Helter is always busy dominating whatever stage they're on, one audience member at a time, with their intense and engaging live show. With nods from the Westword as one of Denver's top punk acts, shows within the burgeoning Denver punk scene and alongside lauded and soon-to-be legendary touring acts from all over the country, and slots on festivals like the Underground Music Showcase, Way Out West Fest and the Summergrind Music Festival, Allout Helter continually prove why they are one of the most sought after bands in Denver.
The New Narrative
Punk rock from Denver, CO.
Rotten Reputation
Punk band from Denver, Colorado.
Venue Information:
Summit Music Hall
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80208
http://thesummitmusichall.com/