Abandon the Midwest, Jahnopa, Melodic Dissent
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
This event is 12 and over
Watch & Listen
Since the beginning of the year, fans of the Supervillains' live shows have noticed something different in the band's personnel department. Long-time bassist (and production wizard) Dan Grundorf has permanently handed over the reins and bass duties to BJ Hall, the band's long-tenured stage/guitar-tech and bus driver. While Dan's prowess and stage chops will be missed, fans should be more than satisfied with the new addition of BJ. A talented musician with a lengthy resume in the Central Florida scene, he is most recently recognized as playing with Abandon The Midwest, one of the main support acts for the Supervillains (as well as being signed to their label Rah Rah Rah Records). The Florida natives have been spending the winter months hunkered down in the Sunshine State playing festival dates (Including the inaugural OkeechobeeFest, one of the biggest Florida festivals in recent memory) and prepping songs for a new record (their 9th overall) tentatively slated for a late-2016 release. Gravitating back to their ska-punk roots, fans of the band should be excited for an up-tempo throwback record that showcases the Supervillains' knack for mixing it up while still including a few staple slow-burn reggae gems. Look for the band to work in some of the new tracks alongside of their fan-favorites as they plow their way across the country in 2016.
Abandon the Midwest
One of the most promising acts in the Florida underground/punk scene is Orlando's ABANDON THE MIDWEST. The 4-piece, formed in 2011 under the tutelage of singer/guitarist Matt Harmon, has been garnering a lot of attention locally after being signed to Rah Rah Rah Records, the label owned and operated by hometown heroes The Supervillains. The 'Villains took it a step further, personally producing and recording ATM's upcoming EP "Scared Stupid" at Rah Rah Rah records studio. "Abandon The Midwest really reminds us of the punk rock attitude that we built our own band's foundation on, and as catchy as their songs are it was really a no-brainer for us to get behind them," says Supervillains' drummer/vocalist Dom Maresco. In addition to being the 'Villains go-to support act, ATM has recently opened for national acts (Guttermouth, Creepshow) and has been begun to serve its growing fan base with local headlining shows. With most songs shorter than a movie trailer and consisting of common interests (cigarettes, vinyl, cheap beer, zombie apocalypse), Abandon The Midwest's fast-paced live shows are becoming sweatier and more and more packed as word continues to get out about one of Central Florida's hottest bands.
Jahnopa is a congregation of soulful youths who all happen to own instruments. We are a Ska/Punk band, influenced by various other genres such as Jazz and Reggae. Jahnopa consists of 4 members, however we frequently invite guest artists to perform onstage with us.
Melodic Dissent has quickly evolved into a group which is known for putting a unique reggae flare to a large variety of songs. Sticking to their acoustic roots, Melodic Dissent has developed a sound that is unlike anything else. Using various hand percussion, solid bass lines, Melodic Dissent brings a whole new level to some classic reggae covers and a few brand new originals! Melodic Dissent has opened for Badfish at West End Trading Co, The Supervillains at The Social, headlined Shamrock! at the Belle Isle Yaht Pub for St. Patties day and have performed at the House Of Blues Orlando.
Melodic Dissent plays all over, from Tampa to the Florida Keys, Cocoa Beach, Sanford to Orlando! Do you own or work at a Bar? Restaurant? Throwing killer party? Show your customers a good time with some live acoustic reggae!
$12.00 - $14.00
Tickets Available at the Door
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