By Roman Salomone, Contributor
Welcome back, rock lobsters! We hope you all had a great time at Lobsterfest, but we’re not done just yet. ACRN has one killer final treat for you all before the school year ends, so get ready for the greatest DIY and hardcore show you’ll ever see, right here at The Union! The star-studded bill includes Kaiba, Wasp Factory, Sign Language, and headlining act foxtails. Throw on your favorite Black Flag shirt, get your eyeshadow prepped, and be ready to scream your brains out this upcoming Sunday night!
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Kicking the line-up off is Athen’s very own Kaiba. The four piece’s effortless blends of screamo and shoegaze have made them one of the most beloved acts of the local scene. The band released their Three Trysts demo back in November and played a truly legendary set at this year’s Lobsterfest. This is also slated to be the band’s final performance in Athens while they’re still here, so it’s guaranteed to be one for the ages.
Second is Sign Language, a shoegaze act hailing from Cincinnati. The band just recently dropped “Abide,” a new single from their upcoming album Madison & Floral, which is set for release on April 21. If their past work gives any indication of how they play live, they’re surely going to bring the house down and then some this Sunday.
Next up is Wasp Factory. Pulling intense sounds from wild post-hardore and noise rock, the Columbus quartet is certainly set to take some names. They’ve also released several EPs and singles, with the most recent being the insane track “climate crisis redux.” Anticipate some serious neck-snapping riffs and breakdowns with this one, folks.
Finally, Connecticut’s foxtails will be headlining the show. Their record from last year, fawn, got a serious amount of heads turning – and for good reason. The band’s fusions of screamo, math rock, and chamber music are unlike anything else in the current hardcore scene. Publications like Sputnik Music praised the band’s sound as having: “…plenty of aggression and pent-up feeling to be expressed, but also piercing beauty and a satisfying interplay of diverse elements”. This show also lands on the back half of their spring tour, so be assured that foxtails are fully prepared for the Athens crowd.
If you can’t already tell, this is a show that you don’t want to miss. Doors at The Union open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Cover charge is $8 at the door and $10 for those under 21+. Hope to see you there, rock lobsters!