Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes (PA), Year Twins (OH), Sweet Bike, Bottom Bracket

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, March 30
Doors: 9:30pm // Show: 10pm
$13

Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes (or YY1KXY for the impatient) has certainly weathered the storm in the 7 years since releasing their debut LP through Broken World Media. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, YY1KXY wants you to know that optimism is not only possible, but the ultimate act of rebellion against a system designed to make you give up before you even start.

Formed in 2018 against the backdrop of Columbus, Ohio, Year Twins is a three-piece band carving out their niche in the realms of punk, emo, and math rock. Reminiscent of bands such as A Great Big Pile of Leaves, PUP, and Into It. Over  

Chicago four-piece Sweet Bike play emo like 2013 never ended.

 

Bottom Bracket is a Chicago-based emo band getting ready to ride their (also sweet) bikes all the way to your house.

Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes (or YY1KXY for the impatient) has certainly weathered the storm in the 7 years since releasing their debut LP through Broken World Media. From multiple lineup changes, gear setbacks and financial struggles, to vocalist/songwriter Dan Hagendorf’s health crises exacerbated by America’s failing healthcare system, the band has faced a barrage of challenges. And if that wasn't enough, the pandemic threw another wrench in the works, delaying the release of Supertinyinfinitedans by a whopping four years from its original 2019 release date. With that context, you might expect that the album is a product of its circumstances, full of the same frustration, despair, and anticapitalist rage that must have encapsulated its creation. And while those elements are certainly present, YY1KXY taps into something much deeper, something counterintuitive: hope. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, YY1KXY wants you to know that optimism is not only possible, but the ultimate act of rebellion against a system designed to make you give up before you even start. Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes is: Dan Hagendorf (they/them) - Guitar + Vocals Cameron LeViere (they/them) - Bass Ryan Ruff (he/him) - Drums + Aux Percussion
Formed in 2018 against the backdrop of Columbus, Ohio, Year Twins is a three-piece band carving out their niche in the realms of punk, emo, and math rock. Reminiscent of bands such as A Great Big Pile of Leaves, PUP, and Into It. Over It., their sound resonates with the authenticity and energy that defines the Midwest spirit. In 2021 they released their first album Perfect Forever, Forever Perfect on We’re Trying Records and are currently gearing up for their sophomore LP. Through a harmonious blend of punk grit, emo sincerity, and the intricate rhythms of math rock, Year Twins invites listeners on a journey that captures the essence of their musical evolution since their inception. “It’s good” -Chris DeVille, Stereogum
"Chicago four-piece Sweet Bike play emo like 2013 never ended. That makes their sound feel different than it would if they were actually in 2013, refashioning the gritty melodies of 90s emo for a new generation. Sweet Bike don’t sound nostalgic for the halcyon days of the Fireside Bowl—they seem to be calling back to Strangelight, a short-lived early-2010s Logan Square DIY space that hosted several shows by Philadelphia emo-revival poster boys Algernon Cadwallader. This also makes Sweet Bike stand out from the current crowd of fifth-wave emo acts, who are rebuilding the genre from the ground up; Sweet Bike do their rebuilding with the galloping rhythms, whiplash-inducing riffs, cycling guitar patterns, and distressed hollering that have been part of emo for decades. Their debut album, last year’s self-released Ode to Coty, is as invigorating as getting splashed with a bucket of ice water in August. Sweet Bike burst out of the gate with instantaneous intensity and slalom through these songs with the jittery eagerness of a band convinced that this is their one shot. Thankfully they don’t exclusively play like they’re planning to burn out after a single record: on “Final Battle (With Bonus Rage),” where Sweet Bike crescendo into a wall of sound, they also ease up on the throttle a bit, revealing a talent for magnetic melodies that’s much more sustainable than frantic energy." - Leor Galil from The Chicago Reader
Bottom Bracket is a Chicago-based emo band getting ready to ride their bikes all the way to your house. The 3-piece outfit builds on a foundation of midwest emo - complete with nostalgia, longing, and twinkly guitar riffs - by channeling a power trio mindset with math rock and punk influences.
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