Banquets approach to punk rock is a breath of fresh air in a crowded scene. While admittedly the band was originally formed for fun by a group of friends, Banquets' debut 7–inch, "This Is Our Concern, Dude.", flashes some impressive songwriting. That should come as little surprise though given the band's pedigree. These guys have paid their dues in previous bands like Let Me Run, The Stand In, and The Banner. Those past experiences have obviously served them well as the band's rustic brand of anthemic and melodic punk rock should have fans of The Gaslight Anthem and The Loved Ones drooling for more.

Nightmares For A Week

It all started out with a couple cases of beer, a back porch, and a few old friends. In the hot, muggy summer of 2008, longtime friends and former bandmates Sean-Paul Pillsworth and Bill Manley decided it was time to pick up their dusty guitars and start writing music together again. It was not long after writing a batch of tunes when they recruited drummer Steve Markota, and the resulting chemistry was undeniable. The trio played a packed hometown show, and in months they were traveling far from their native Kingston, NY, playing nearly every weekend. They kept getting called back, each time with bigger and more enthusiastic performances to match the crowds. A year went by so fast. They released their debut EP, A Flood Tomorrow, produced by studio pro John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Polar Bear Club) at Nada Studios in New Windsor, NY. After releasing the CD on friend-run imprint Music for End Times, Naclerio signed the band to his own Broken English record label for digital distribution. In June of 2010 the band reentered Nada Studios as free agents to record their full- length debut with Naclerio. In addition to a brand new album, the band also came out of the studio with a brand new label -- Brooklyn-based Academy Fight Song. Their full- length entitled “Don’t Die” is slated to be released on December 07, 2010.

Almost People

Almost People is a melodic punk band based out of Durham North Carolina. The band was started by long time friends Jonny Clousson(formerly of Jay Heart Montreal) and Scotty Sandwich(Death to False Hope Records / The Sandwiches) in the summer of 2011. The band has established themselves locally by supporting legendary acts like Smoking Popes, The Queers, Cracker, and Less than Jake along with upcoming acts like Dead to Me, Cobra Skulls, Banner Pilot, Nothington, and White Wives. They rounded out the lineup in 2014 with the addition of drummer Paul Siebert(Awkward Friends) and guitarist Kyle Cox(En Serenade) The band is currently touring in support of their album "Collection" available from Loose Charm Records/DTFH Records.

Gainsay is a post hardcore, indie rock band based in Durham, NC. The band started as a conversation in early 2013 by former bandmates Ryan McKellar (Bobby's Fever, Saints Will Do, Autocade) and Dante Bruno (Saints Will Do, A Grand Social Club, The Moments After). Joe Margiotta (Radio Island, Deep Six) became part of the conversation soon after, and the 3 piece became a band. Influenced by bands like Black Flag, Fugazi, Descendants, Dinosaur Jr., Avail, Superchunk, SDRE, Jawbreaker, among others, Gainsay speaks a new, old school sound that's all their own.



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Banquets with Nightmares For A Week, Almost People, Gainsay

Thursday, August 15 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Local 506