Culture Abuse

Culture Abuse

Loud Boyz, Bested

Sat, June 10, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 18 and over

Culture Abuse
Culture Abuse
Culture Abuse dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, "Peach," the San Francisco Bay Area band drop hints with every song — power pop melodies collide with punk grit, garage rock swagger meets hardcore aggression, and there's even an upstroke or two — but never give the listener enough to definitively put them in a box. And that’s just the way they like it.

Recorded with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios, "Peach" is an eclectic album that represents a band finding their sound, and that sound is anything they want it to be. The album sees the band lean full tilt into the Nuggets-inspired garage punk only hinted at on their more hostile early work, throwing keyboards and even the occasional string arrangement on top of their distorted attack. The result creates a barrage of outsider earworms that might be hard to label, but aren’t hard to sing along to instantly. This refreshingly try-anything approach to songwriting makes for an unpredictable listen that is somehow simultaneously cohesive, a testament to Culture Abuse’s ability to wrestle disparate styles into something all their own.

Culture Abuse don’t care what kind of band you think they are, and after listening to "Peach," you’ll be too busy singing along to care either.
Loud Boyz
Loud Boyz
Washington, D.C.’s Loud Boyz are “fast, loud, and one hell of a racket, with hints of early hardcore and more recent garage punk” (Brooklyn Vegan). A staple of the mid-Atlantic region, they've played as direct support for bands like The Buzzcocks, Dag Nasty, Marky Ramone, and Darkest Hour at venues including D.C.’s 9:30 Club and Black Cat, NJ’s The Stone Pony, and NYC’s Gramercy Theatre. Band members Brandon Brown, Alex Anderson, Devin O'Donoghue, Rory Sheridan, and Mitchell West play aggressive hardcore punk rock and aren’t afraid to crack a smile while doing it.

The band's first EP was released on D.C. imprint Cricket Cemetery in January 2015, followed by a full length LP, Tough Love, Hard Feelings, in July 2015. Their new self-released EP, Party in the USA, will be released on May 5, 2017.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
http://themetrogallery.net/