Authority Zero

Authority Zero

Runaway Kids, InTheWhale

Thu · October 4, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Authority Zero
Authority Zero
Since '94 Authority Zero has brought their unique signature blend of anthemic melodic-punk and reggae to the masses. A lot has changed in the 20 plus years since the band got their start and they've found a way to persist and thrive in today's ever-changing music world. "It's been a long trek," says Jason Devore (singer and longest running member of the band) as he recollected on the band's past. The band was formed in the mid 90's in Mesa, AZ by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations. After a few years, they refined and established their sound: a mix of SoCal punk with reggae and ska tendencies. With the release of their debut album A Passage in Time (2002, Lava Records), the band's career gained momentum quickly and they've since spent their fair share of time on the road, having toured extensively with such acts as Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly and many more. In recent years Authority Zero has gained momentum internationally, spending time on the European festival circuit as well as stints in Japan, Australia and even Russia. They've released a total of 5 full length studio albums (most having seen spots on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart), and their music has been featured in numerous video games, tv shows and movie soundtracks throughout the years. The band's many successes have been accompanied by a few bumps in the road (as to be expected for any group that's been around over two decades) including a slew of line-up changes, music industry letdowns, and most recently having their van, trailer and equipment stolen while on tour in Texas. Their secret to the longevity is simple: keep it pure and believe in your music.
Runaway Kids
Runaway Kids
WHEN YOU THINK OF PUNK ROCK FROM THE 80'S AND 90'S, THE BANDS WERE NOT ONLY PLAYING THEIR INSTRUMENTS FAST AND AGGRESSIVELY, THERE WAS ALSO A MESSAGE THAT BUILT A RUGGED COMMUNITY THAT UNITED AND FOUGHT AGAINST THE SOCIAL ILLS THAT FACED THEM EVERY DAY - POLITICIANS, NAYSAYERS, ABSENTEE FAMILY MEMBERS. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN WHAT CAME OUT OF THE P.A. SYSTEM. IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE.

JUST AS THOSE BANDS FROM THE PAST INSPIRED THEIR LISTENERS TO FIGHT FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW, LOS ANGELES VERY OWN RUNAWAY KIDS LOOK TO IMBUE THAT SAME SENSE OF URGENCY WITHIN THEIR LISTENERS. FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 2014, THE BAND IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK WRITING AND RECORDING THEIR DEBUT EP 'BETTER DAYS', WHICH THEY RECORDED WITH PRODUCER CAMERON WEBB (PENNYWISE, ALKALINE TRIO, SUM 41). THE BAND RECEIVED A VERY LARGE CO-SIGN IN PENNYWISE’S RANDY BRADBURY, WHO LENT HIS EXPERTISE BY TRACKING BASS ON THE ENTIRE EP. JAKE DENNING, WRITER FOR ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET, HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE EP: “WITH THEIR DEBUT EP, RUNAWAY KIDS HAVE ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES AS A BAND TO LOOK OUT FOR. IT’S RECKLESS AND WILD, REMINDING LISTENERS WHY THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH ALTERNATIVE MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE.”


RUNAWAY KIDS IS: GAGE ARMSTRONG (VOCALS), SEAN CHAMILIAN (GUITAR), RJ SHANKLE (DRUMS), AND KOREY KEETON (BASS).
InTheWhale
InTheWhale
“Dirty, fun and caked in garage grime, the songs are unconcerned with trends.”

-Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune

Celebrating their seven year anniversary in 2018, Denver heavy rock duo, In The Whale have been turning heads and accumulating a mass of die hard fans and followers thanks to a relentless tour schedule and a go-for-the- throat live performance.

Artists and festival promoters have caught notice, with the band playing Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Afro Punk, as well as shows with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Descendents, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, and many more.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/