Have you been suffering from cabin fever, stuck home from work or school, or, at least, left without plans with all of this week’s show cancellations? Well, it still looks like we have a few days of iffy weather ahead, but, finally, with roads clearing up and businesses reopening, many planned shows around town are back to moving forward as scheduled. One such event, a mix of hardcore, punk, and alternative, in the form of Turnstile, Superheaven, Freedom, True Love, and Orthodox is still going down TONIGHT at The End, and, good news for those of you home from school all week, it’s even all ages! Grab your tickets here, and read on for a preview.
Hailing from Baltimore, DC, and Ohio, Turnstile are one of many exciting new bands carrying on the torch for pure, revivalist hardcore; a mix of old school influences and modern sensibilities. Their debut full-length, Nonstop Feeling, just dropped a few months ago, and it’s already helping elevate them to one of the most exciting bands in the scene.
We’ve told you about Pennsylvania’s Superheaven before, but, the last time we covered them, they were still going by Daylight. Certainly channeling some hardcore sensibilities, Superheaven are, at their core, more of a grunge/alt band; an unabashed love-letter to the golden age era of ’90s alternative. Their sound is something today’s rock landscape is sorely missing, and they’ve spent the last several years really perfecting it.
Detroit hardcore, straight edge outfit Freedom are a perfect compliment to Turnstile in their old school, purist hardcore sound. If anything, they’re drawing even more from a rawer, faster, more nostalgic place.
Also from Detroit, True Love are just as loud and aggressive, but adopt a bit of a more modern tone and delivery in their flavor of hardcore. Get ready to get rowdy tonight.
Local hardcore outfit Orthodox have been tapped to open this budget friendly bill, so get there early and show them some support!
Turnstile, Superheaven, Freedom, True Love, and Orthodox will perform tonight, Feb. 18 at The End. The show is all ages, begins at at 7 p.m., and tickets are available for $12.