Against Me!

(playing Reinventing Axl Rose)

Hot Water Music

Rainer Maria
The Movielife
The Lillingtons
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
Crime in Stereo
Mean Jeans
Able Baker Fox
Toys That Kill
The Dopamines
Meat Wave
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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Living Room

Brooklyn, NY

Living Room is a quartet of decade-old friends from Brooklyn, NY, and have played music together since 2010. They put out their first EP Dream Journal in 2012, which landed on AbsolutePunk’s Absolute 100. Pointing to the musical guidance of late ’90s and early aughts acts, the band injects a distinctly fresh perspective, heaviness, and mysticism to the genre. The duality of ‘Living Room’ reveals itself on close listening to meticulously constructed themes on levels of lyricism and musicianship, empathetically and specifically reflecting the complexity, vicissitude, and euphoria of life. They were part of Switchboard Sessions, Volume 3, and signed to Flotsam-Jetsam to release Moonchaser, the band’s first full-length in August, 2014. In 2016 they released a split 7”, Glimpse, with Typesetter from Chicago and will release their second full length, Worth, in summer ’17 on Jetsam-Flotsam Records. 


Here’s a quote from the singer/guitarist Scott Fitzpatrick about the video…
“I was unemployed for five months and we made the video during that period in my actual apartment. The director, Emmanuel V. Cruz, skillfully captured the monotony of my seemingly endless time off. I did the same thing everyday with little variation. I can’t begin to tell you how many eggs on toast I ate, how many light beers I drank or how many tv shows I binge watched. When you’re more or less trapped in the same place all the time that particular space becomes an extension of your body so there’s really two main characters in this video. My band mates also pop up as figments of my imagination, joining me in my neurosis. The song itself is about continuing to do things you told yourself wouldn’t do anymore and how easy it is to let it slide. It definitely ties in with what we filmed here but in the end this truly is a video about nothing.”
Living Room released its second LP Worth in September. The follow-up to their 2014 debut MoonchaserWorth reveals a band that has stretched their combination of emo and post-hardcore in to more melodic and dramatic directions. Sludgier but with more energy, Living Room’s latest experiments with tempos and time signatures, layers pedals and effects, and uses precise rhythms to tame an otherwise messy aesthetic. Fans of Braid, Title Fight, and Balance and Composure will find a lot to love in Worth.