Teenage Halloween / Grievance Club / Biitchseat

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Teenage Halloween / Grievance Club / Biitchseat
Thu, Dec 7 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$12.00
Teenage Halloween, Grievance Club, and Biitchseat LIVE at the Grog Shop!

Thursday, December 7th
7pm doors / 8pm show
$12 advance / $15 day of show
All Ages
+$3 at the door if under 21

Teenage Halloween
Stand by your friends that are hurting.That’s what New Jersey power punksTeenage Halloween do through soaringarrangements of melodic angst, wrackedvocals that insist “I love you so much I woulddie for you”, and passion-packed two-minute dispatches tackling topics fromgender euphoria, to state abuses, and aneternal quest for mental wellbeing. Theresults are potent punk vistas that documentyoung queer life at the edge of America.

At the heart of vocalist and guitarist Luk Henderiks’ lyrics is an urgent longing for community.Despite theiroften strikingly personal vulnerability, these songs reach out to the wider world,striving to hold themselves and those around them accountable for their actions and to makespace for those that need to be heard.

In 2020, the band released their self-titled debut album via storied Garden State label DonGiovanni and swiftly won over a host of tastemakers. BrooklynVeganplaced it at #10 on their Best New Punk Albums Of 2020, while Sterogum hailed them on their 40 Best New Bands Of2020. American Songwriter, Paste, and KEXP brought further kind words to the table.

Having been unable to tour the album on its release in pre-vaccine times, the band hit the roadwith abandon in late 2021 and beyond, notching over 140 shows on their belts; including theirfirstnational US tour, an invitation to showcase at SXSW, and dates with Algernon Cadwallader,Chris Farren, Good Riddance, Say Anything and many more. These shows invariably deliver acalling card of unrelenting energy, wry wit, and warmth.

In February 2023,the group headed into Headroom Studios in Philadelphia, PA, under theguiding hand of producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Beach Bunny, Joyce Manor), and tracked the13 dispatches on isolation, uncertainty, and hope for better days, that make upTill You Return.This second full-length outing (due for Oct 20th release via Don Giovanni) finds the band, whichoperated as a ‘rotating cast’ in it’s early years, now firmly entrenched as an essential four-piececomprised of Henderiks alongside Eli Frank (guitar, vocals), Tricia Marshall (bass, vocals) andPeter Gargano (drums). The quartet maintains the vital energy of their previous incarnations butbrings an even more focused punch to the arrangements that leaves greater room for Henderiks’lyrics. Fans of the band will also have noticed the creative assent of Marshall who takes the vocallead on multiple songs that have become defining features of the band’s recent live shows andwhich bring a fresh new viewpoint to the band’s ongoing sonic mission for a more equal and justworld.

Teenage Halloween
Stand by your friends that are hurting.That’s what New Jersey power punksTeenage Halloween do through soaringarrangements of melodic angst, wrackedvocals that insist “I love you so much I woulddie for you”, and passion-packed two-minute dispatches tackling topics fromgender euphoria, to state abuses, and aneternal quest for mental wellbeing. Theresults are potent punk vistas that documentyoung queer life at the edge of America.

At the heart of vocalist and guitarist Luk Henderiks’ lyrics is an urgent longing for community.Despite theiroften strikingly personal vulnerability, these songs reach out to the wider world,striving to hold themselves and those around them accountable for their actions and to makespace for those that need to be heard.

In 2020, the band released their self-titled debut album via storied Garden State label DonGiovanni and swiftly won over a host of tastemakers. BrooklynVeganplaced it at #10 on their Best New Punk Albums Of 2020, while Sterogum hailed them on their 40 Best New Bands Of2020. American Songwriter, Paste, and KEXP brought further kind words to the table.

Having been unable to tour the album on its release in pre-vaccine times, the band hit the roadwith abandon in late 2021 and beyond, notching over 140 shows on their belts; including theirfirstnational US tour, an invitation to showcase at SXSW, and dates with Algernon Cadwallader,Chris Farren, Good Riddance, Say Anything and many more. These shows invariably deliver acalling card of unrelenting energy, wry wit, and warmth.

In February 2023,the group headed into Headroom Studios in Philadelphia, PA, under theguiding hand of producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Beach Bunny, Joyce Manor), and tracked the13 dispatches on isolation, uncertainty, and hope for better days, that make upTill You Return.This second full-length outing (due for Oct 20th release via Don Giovanni) finds the band, whichoperated as a ‘rotating cast’ in it’s early years, now firmly entrenched as an essential four-piececomprised of Henderiks alongside Eli Frank (guitar, vocals), Tricia Marshall (bass, vocals) andPeter Gargano (drums). The quartet maintains the vital energy of their previous incarnations butbrings an even more focused punch to the arrangements that leaves greater room for Henderiks’lyrics. Fans of the band will also have noticed the creative assent of Marshall who takes the vocallead on multiple songs that have become defining features of the band’s recent live shows andwhich bring a fresh new viewpoint to the band’s ongoing sonic mission for a more equal and justworld.
The Grievance Club
Biitchseat
Dynamic DIY from Cleveland.