Show Preview: Against Me – Creepiod – Venus de Mars – at SLO Brew – San Luis Obisbo, CA – August 17, 2014

August 10, 2014

Show Preview: Against Me - Creepiod - Venus de Mar - at SLO Brew - San Luis Obisbo, CA - August 17, 2014 On Sunday August 17th 2014 SLO Brew in San Luis Obispo is hosting Against Me! for a night of Punk rock fun on the central coast. This will be the 5th stop on the west coast portion of their tour and what a great stop it will be. With tickets selling fast this night promises to be huge for this small, but extremely exited town.

The band has just, this year, released its 6th full length studio album entitled: "Transgender Dysphoria Blues". They released this album on their own record label. The band’s lead, Laura Jane Grace, recently became public with the fact that she is going through the transition to become a woman, thus the title and subject matter of the album.

Against Me

Against Me’s most recent album has the same “fuck the world” lyrical style that their fans have all come to love. However, instead of focusing on the world around us, this album has a much more personal feel, focusing on social stigmas surrounding transgender individuals in our society and the personal experiences of the bands lead (Grace).

Against Me

Against Me! is famous for its Folk/Punk style and political/social lyrics that are so damn catchy that its crazy at times! Originally a solo project by Grace, the now full Punk band out of Gainesville, Florida has always relied on its hard hitting sound and use of poetic yet passionate lyrics that can strike a chord with any nostalgic Punker! Known for their true showmanship, they really get the crowd going. It should be a spectacular night of what I have affectionately called a “sing-a-long Punk show” due to the fact that the fans just cant help but belt out their favorite lyrics at any of the Against Me shows I've attended.

Against Me

SLO Brew is conveniently located in the center of downtown San Luis Obispo and has a full bar that serves their home brewed craft beer. Whats better on a Sunday night than a good Punk show? Creepiod and Venus de Mars will be solid opening acts and the night just gets better from there, doors open at 7:30pm, see you at the show!


-T. Wallace-
Big Wheel Contributor


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