Moonrunners Fest and Reggies Rock Club Present:
Last False Hope, Brickwall Vulture, When Flying Feels Like Falling
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is all ages
Tripp bass, vocals
Mark lead vocals
Pat Melzard drums
"Weapons of mass deception
Fear is the greatest weapon
Used to maintain their control
'Cause the scared do what they're told" --The Unseen
How do you vent emotions, grow as a person and still remain punk? Ask The Unseen.
All the great punk bands were literally explosive. And isn't the reason we listen to music in the first place to hear passion expressed? The Unseen's music and lyrics are filled with pent up fear, confusion, lust, guilt, dread, hate, and resentment.
The Unseen grew up together (the band hails from Boston) went to school together, learned how to play their instruments, wrote songs and formed the group. They've toured the World, including the U.S. 5 or 6 times, Japan and Europe, so they have a huge fan base and have sold a lot of records. They play punk rock, mix in hardcore, scream and write great hooks too.
It wouldn't be prudent to call them a political band, or a street punk band, because those terms are too one-dimensional. They're conscious of what's really fucked up in the world, from the personal to broader world issues.
Now they are poised to capture bigger recognition with their first release on Hellcat Records, State Of Discontent which was produced by The Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey and mixed by Jim Siegel and Brett Gurewitz.
Tired of fake hipsterism and mainstream ass kissing? The Unseen rise above it. Remember, pop music will lull you, punk music is meant to shake you.
Previous releases by The Unseen:
The Anger & The Truth, Explode
Last False Hope
Part city slickers, part scumpunks, and full on music junkies, Last False Hope hails from Chicago. Their unique sound of underground bluegrass combined with their roots in punk and metal is a loose bull in a china shop. This clash of genres that they have dubbed "Brutal-Grass" has quickly earned them a name in and out of The Windy City. The idea was cooked up by Jahshie P., a longtime veteran of the Chicago music scene. Best known as the former frontman of Failed Resistance, My Vengeance, and Michael Jackson punk cover band Neverland, Jahshie P. developed an intense interest in country western and bluegrass music, along with a new-found passion for the mandolin. Come the summer of 2009, his new skills began to translate into songs. His first step was to bring his than wife, Kristina Nutting, a newcomer to the Chicago music scene, along for the ride. She would rapidly warm up to the banjo. Quick to the draw, they set forth to include a track on the Outlaw Radio Compilation Volume One. To fill in the blanks they recruited producer Shawn Connors, best known as the drummer of death metal band Bound And Gagged, who later joined Jahshie P. in Neverland, as well as a number of other fly-by-night acts. To fill in the line-up, Arcadia Kust was added on fiddle, Sean Moriarty on guitar, and Dave Beneventi was lifted from local Irish punk act The Fisticuffs to play bass. Former My Vengeance members Steve Stepien and David Wiegers- who also played guitar in Neverland- were recruited to play drums and guitar, respectively. This line-up would go on to record "$2 Pints" for the comp. Over the course of roughly the next year, the seven of them would write many songs and play several shows to unsuspecting audiences who would become die-hard fans of this new sound. Come September 2010, they re-enlisted Shawn Connors to begin work on the debut EP, "The Shape Of Bluegrass To Come." Four songs- "Giving Up God For Lent", "Drag Me To Hell", "You Drink, You Drive, She Wins", and "Dying and Diseased"- would make the final cut. The EP was released on March 1st through Pint Of Happiness Records. After the conclusion of the "The Shape of Bluegrass To Come" sessions, Sean, Arcadia, and Dave B parted ways with the band. Shawn Connors has since joined to fill the open guitar position, along with Scott Farruggia- also from Bound And Gagged and Neverland- on bass, and friend-of-a-friend Colleen Mary on fiddle. The new line-up was debuted on the Southern Independent Volume One compilation with a track titled "Guilty Until Proven Innocent." A versus split with Nellie Wilson & the Hellbound Honeys was released on Jahshie P.'s own Solitary Records in 2011. Since their inception, LFH has shared the stage with the likes of Star Fucking Hipsters, Danzig, Bad Religion, Those Poor Bastards, World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Casualties, .357 String Band, Hellbound Glory, The Goddamn Gallows, and The Unseen. They were also named the Best Country Band in the Chicago Reader "Best of Chicago 2011" and again in 2012. reader's poll. Despite many changes in their crew- June 2013 saw Tina's departure- Last False Hope pushes on. Their debut album, "Dig Nails Deep", will be released in November on Solitary Records/Black Country Rock.