Hailing from Michigan and Ohio, Citizen are part of that new wave of up and coming emo-infused, poppy, indie punk groups we love to rave about. Though they started out as more of a pop punk band, Citizen quickly found inspiration from grunge, post-hardcore, and, of course, emo and indie rock, captivating the scene with their impossibly strong debut, Youth. The dynamic, road-word rockers further built on that sound with 2015’s stellar Everybody Is Going to Heaven, a more somber, personal, and introspective effort, and just last month unleashed their latest, As You Please, reaching ambitious, raw, earnest, and aggressive new heights.
Following a supporting spot for AFI over the summer, Ciz return to town tonight, Nov. 6 to headline The Basement East for the first time. Tickets are still available, and while Citizen alone should be enough to convince any fun of quality punk and alt rock, the addition of Sorority Noise and Great Grandpa makes this show even more enticing. Like Citizen, Sorority Noise build their sound on a base of pop punk influence, but funnel it through a more eclectic lens of post-rock and indie rock, with an earnestness and emotional bluntness that makes them a perfect compliment to this bill. With a sort of slacker, sludgy bent, you’ll want to show up early for poppy, indie rock up and comers Great Grandpa as well.
Citizen, Sorority Noise, and Great Grandpa will perform tonight, Nov. 6 at The Basement East. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $19.