Warehouse Live presents Say Anything, with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos and You Blew It!. Sunday, June 15 in The Ballroom.
Say Anything (pictured) has been making odd, unclassifiable indie rock music since they were 14 or 15 years old, playing strangely literate and loud rock, characterized by what one might imagine if Larry David fronted a Fugazi cover band with the members of Queen. Not that that’s a stretch or anything.
Having been birthed from the indie/punk boom of the early twenty-first century, Say Anything rose to prominence with their (oddly) popular record …Is a Real Boy and somehow broke the “pretty boy punk” mold by establishing a career that thrived somewhere between music your pretentious college student of an older brother would like and the loud crap that your little brother uses to annoy him with.
Say Anything has toured heavily with other weird bands such as Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, mewithoutYou, Saves the Day, Biffy Clyro and Eisley, among many others, and has established themselves as one of the few bands nowadays who end up as sweaty, busted up and bruised after a show as the people who are actually watching them.
A very visceral and tangible sense of imagery makes The Front Bottoms so relatable and so refreshing. Guitarist/vocalist Brian Sella’s trademark stream-of-conscious lyrics are most evident on the seemingly-inspired-by-“La Bamba” song “Back Flip,” which explores regrettable tattoos, the process of breathing, and anticipating the changing of traffic lights.
The So So Glos are rock n roll band of brothers from Brooklyn, NY who formed in 2007- a band that has taken their own 21st century slang term and re-appropriated it to define themselves. The band has said that they call themselves by the street term as incentive to combat this type of behavior.
You Blew It! are an emo band from Orlando, FL. Their sound draws heavily from the midwest/Chicago sound of bands such as Cap'n Jazz, American Football, and Braid.