CITIZEN + Knuckle Puck

Soda Bar + Casbah present

CITIZEN + Knuckle Puck

Hunny, Oso Oso

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Observatory North Park

$22-$26

This event is all ages

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
Life is short, sometimes hard, and hopefully, meaningful. This is a reality that doesn't become obvious until you're reaching a certain point, but in doing so, we as human we are, and what we want from our we are, and what we want from our time on this Earth in the process. On their new album Everybody Is Going to Heaven, Citizen stand on the edge of that overwhelming realization, and shout all of those big, tough existential questions into the clouds without the anticipation to figuring out the definitive answers just yet.

2013's debut album Youth introduced the music world to a group of mid-western indie-punks just getting their feet. After seeing their album chart in the Billboard 200 upon its release, sell more than 20,000 copies to date, and embark on massive tours with sold out headlining shows, the band Citizen is becoming is now more obvious than ever in the way they convey themselves sonically and artistically as individuals with purpose

Recorded with Will Yip at Studio 4, Citizen's second full-length effort presents the most fully realized version of the band to date in spite of it being their most dissonant and chaotic material they have ever written. The marriage of destruction and beauty looms throughout the album from its start to conclusion, with its sequencing mirroring a journey from the cradle to the grave that concludes with the juxtaposition between death and light on" Yellow Love" and "Ring of Chain."

As songwriters, Citizen have adapted highly personal introspection as a means to confront fear, loss and honest revelations into their words. Lead singer Mat Kerekes splits open his head onto the canvas with both distress and violent bliss over heady topics such as a conflicted relationship with a mother on "Dive Into My Sun," to self-criticism of a control complex on "My Favorite Color". Perhaps the most permeating specter throughout the album is the loss of loved ones experienced throughout its members' lives over the past year, as evidenced on "Heaviside" and "Weave Me (Into Yr Sin)". Collectively, members Nick Hamm, Jake Duhaime, Ryland Oehlers and Eric Hamm's contributions to this chaotic life cycle are celebrated through an abrasive atmospheric core that can at times feel unforgiving, while nurturing in others.

Everybody Is Going to Heaven begins with a blank slate, explores its fair share of life's ugly moments and tragedies along the way, but ultimately, leaves this world on its own volition and peace of mind. You could say this represents where Citizen are now: A band who passionately sets out to create their own art, and makes itself clear they have no intention of retracing past steps or mistakes set into the ground by their others, or even themselves. It is their journey alone, and all part of their own distinct unique path that life has waiting for them.
Knuckle Puck
Knuckle Puck
Pop Punk/Emo band from Chicago's south suburbs.
Hunny
Hunny
Alt-indie rock band HUNNY has signed to Epitaph and have released a new EP Windows II available today. Windows II is the follow up to the band’s 2017 EP release Windows I.

“We’re super stoked to finally release this music we’ve been sitting on for a bit and even more stoked for who were releasing it with. I have dreamt of being on Epitaph since the first band I started back in the eighth grade. Please enjoy the second installment of our windows series. Be good to each other and play loud.”

HUNNY is a band from Newbury Park, CA who first made a name for themselves in early 2015 after releasing their debut single “Cry for Me”. Tastemakers and fans alike found the Southern California group to be a perfect mix of post-punk tinged pop and their childhood influences like Prince and The Cure. The result is a sound that feels uniquely them. With a few more years and more material under their belt, HUNNY has gained across the globe by touring with the likes of The Neighbourhood, The Frights, Bad Suns, Beach Slang, and more. This is just the start of a long and promising career for HUNNY.

HUNNY is front man Jason Yarger, guitarist Jake Goldstein, bassist/keyboardist Kevin Grimmett, and drummer Joey Anderson.
Venue Information:
Observatory North Park
2981 University Ave
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://observatorynp.com/