The Dopamines

The Dopamines

Goddamnit, The Barren Marys

Mon, June 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

The Dopamines
The Dopamines
The Dopamines are back in full swing with their best record to date. Available on LP and CD, THE DOPAMINES return with their first full-length record in five years called TALES OF INTEREST. Their fourth full-length album, Tales of Interest sees the Cincinnati, Ohio band return with another dose of hard hitting, fast acting punk rock. Fans of the band are already familiar with their self-deprecating, alcohol soaked brand of punk rock. But for new listeners, Tales of Interest will be much more than that. The lyrical content has more depth, the overall feel of the record is much darker than past releases and the band itself seems to have grown into a more mature albeit still drunk version of their former selves. This is the record The Dopamines have always wanted to make. While fans will see a return to form in some aspects, this record is more than a good soundtrack to a wild party. Tales of Interest is very much an exorcism on vinyl. The Dopamines have released LPs on It’s Alive Records and Paper and Plastic Records, owned by Vinny from ska-punk band Less Than Jake but this is the band's first record on independent label Rad Girlfriend Records and it only made sense. The band has usually toured with an unofficial second guitar player, most often filled by Mikey Erg of The Ergs!, but never recorded with a fourth person. Since 2013, Josh Goldman, who owns Rad Girlfriend Records and plays in The Raging Nathans, has been the bands permanent 2nd guitar player, making “Tales of Interest” the first record in their catalogue with a second guitar. Here’s what songwriter/guitarist Jon Lewis had to say about the record: “It's super angry and super aggressive. It exceeded all my expectations and I have ZERO criticism. It was a lot of fun writing a bunch of crazy shit and then tweaking it with Michael, Jon, and Josh to make sure it didn't stray too far off the reservation.” Fans can expect touring, music videos and more. The band has been relatively quite the last few years, playing shows sporadically but “Tales of Interest” seems to have breathed new life into an already loved and passionate band.
Goddamnit
Goddamnit
In the dreary Philadelphia winter of 2011, ex-bandmates and roommates, Jeff Kelly (ex One Year Lost) and Arik Victor (ex-Super Hi Five and Reject) got together and decided it was time to start a new band based on a mutual love for all the great guitar oriented music of the mid to late 90's and beer. They recruited bassist Kyle McKnight (ex bandmate of Jeff from Williams Eve and bass player of pop punk legends Buglite) after which the search for a befitting drummer commenced. Since all three members had played in multiple bands in the past, the list of potential drummers was lengthy. It was long time friend of Jeff and Arik, Jared Castaldi (ex-The Vote) who was the missing piece of the puzzle and the only drummer thought to have the chops and correct ideology to accomplish what the band was after. After just one practice, Jared was thrown into the mix and the four members started writing new, remixing old, and arranging songs that they would spend the next 12 months touring around. Four of those songs can be heard on the bands first release “Glory Hole Hotdog”, a 7” released on singer Arik Victor's label Creep Records.

Goddamnit spent the year playing shows with bands like Guttermouth, Terrible Things, Down By Law, and Black Landlord in venues like Union Transfer, The Note, and The Shit Fucked House from bars, to all-age venues and house shows. After a productive year of playing shows, writing songs, and promoting the band added 3rd guitarist Tyler Pursel who was in between tours working as a keyboardist/guitarist with the band Gym Class Heroes and expressed an interest in playing with the band who were more than excited to have him join. Along with being a true professional musician and many years experience touring, Tyler came packing a portfolio of songs that aided in a slight reshaping of the bands initial sound.

Sonically the Goddamnit sound harkens back to a time which the members collectively agree were the golden years of punk and post hardcore.

A time when the word emo meant something far different then what it means today,
when the word alternative actually referred to a vast array of truly different sounding bands,
when indie rock was still a genre largely populated by bands playing guitars in a unique way instead of laptops and washboards.

Goddamnit mesh the emotive sounds of bands like Jawbreaker and The Promise Ring with the ferocious intensity of bands like Quicksand and My Bloody Valentine all while maintaining a small touch of experimentalism and just the slightest amount of classic pop punk sensibility that could only come from years spent listening to The Descendents, basically enough pop to keep the songs catchy and memorable but not enough to not scare the shit out of your mom.

In February the band recorded their 14 song debut record "Notches" Produced by Tyler And Arik in a dirty garage in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia along with an independent documentary filmed by band friend Paul Gorel based on the vigor’s of recording your own record on a limited budget. The band plan to spend their summer touring in support of the upcoming record.
The Barren Marys
The Barren Marys
The Barren Marys are a three-piece punk rock band from Philadelphia. They've been playing for a few years. Meteorologist Sheena Parveen once retweeted them.They think pizza is tight. New 7'' out soon on Hostile City Records.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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