Against Me!

(playing Reinventing Axl Rose)

Hot Water Music
Superchunk

HUM
Pegboy
Rainer Maria
The Movielife
The Lillingtons
Snapcase
Smoking Popes
Teenage Bottlerocket
Iron Reagan
88 Fingers Louie
Beach Slang
City of Caterpillar
Mustard Plug
A Wilhelm Scream
Off With Their Heads
Tim Barry
Bigwig
Crime in Stereo
Mean Jeans
Able Baker Fox
Toys That Kill
The Dopamines
Meat Wave
Daggermouth
The Flatliners
Iron Chic
The Copyrights
Atom And His Package
Screaming Females
The Chris Gethard Show (LIVE!)
...and so many more!

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Junior Astronomers


Charlotte, NC

North Carolina’s own Junior Astronomers return with Body Language, the longawaited follow up to their acclaimed 2013 album, Dead Nostalgia. Over the past few years, Junior Astronomers have made friends and fans across the US through their touring and shows, supporting artists including Manchester Orchestra, Modest Mouse, All Get Out, Piebald, The Weeks, and many others. In between touring, the band has steadily written and released new music through a series of 7” EPs, all the while working on material for their new album.

Body Language is a record about love, growth, and the inevitability of change through the course of life. The album thoughtfully portrays the nuances of coming of age, the complexities of relationships, and finding a new normal in a constantly changing world.

When it came time to record, Junior Astronomers set out to capture a sound that showcased their own evolution as a band. Working with engineer and producer Mike Pepe (Taking Back Sunday, Modern Chemistry), the band spent time exploring and recording sound in Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Recordings (Dinosaur Jr., Wilco, Ben Folds Five), before having Dan Millice (A$AP Rocky, Townes Van Zandt) at Engine Room Audio add the final mastering touches. The culmination of their efforts was an album that musically and lyrically shares a theme of rebirth and growth.

FFO: Young the Giant, Local Natives, The Strokes, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Television