Ticket Price: $15
The Original OC Punk/Surf Power Trio.
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THE ATOM AGE:
The Atom Age find their inspiration from the dust covered collections of
unhinged 60's punk and R&B, whose crazed energy was once misconceived as a
better fit for your trashcan than for your turntable. While taking many of
their cues from these primitive pilgrims of punk, The Atom Age still strive
to lay down their own modernized take on the sound. The band's new record,
Hot Shame, was co-produced by Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves, and channels a
wide range of influences from bands like The Sonics, Link Wray and the
Murder City Devils.
North Carolina’s Totally Slow are a four-piece band working in the grand tradition of melodic and emotional DIY punk. The Wilmington Star recently praised their“ferocious and guttural…wonderfully loud songs,” while the U.K.’s Collective Zine nails it when they call the band, “honest to goodness, grown up punk rock played with tons of heart."
Totally Slow’s members are all veterans of Piedmont’s fertile underground punk scene, cutting their teeth in beloved local bands like Eagle Bravo, Rights Reserved and Torch Runner. They formed in Greensboro in 2012, and now feature drummer Andy Foster, bassist Greg Monroy, guitarist Chuck Johnson, and guitarist/vocalist Scott Hicks, who describes their outlook as, “The devil on one shoulder shooting spitballs at the angel on the other.”
This duality shines through in Totally Slow’s canny balance of melody and bluster, aligning them with early alternative rock like Hüsker Dü, and irreverent pop-punk like Toys That Kill. Excited by the single “Acid Rain,” Razorcake Magazine described their self-titled LP as “…so well planned and masterful that you might miss (its) genius. This debut goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect."