Screw you Valentines Day. I never liked you. You do nothing for me at all and I refuse to buy your stupid cards/flowers/crap to proclaim my love for someone special in my life on just one special day… Granted I am flying solo this year, but still. Screw you!
This weekend is going to be all sorts of red and pink and all lovey dovey and honestly, I am not into it.
Luckily for me (and those who are not suckers for V-Day) there is going to be a sweet house show this Sunday featuring two of my favorite newer acts Daytrader (from NY) and Mixtapes (from Cincinnati, OH).
The show will take place in the basement of the glorious It’s A Kling Thing House located on (you guessed it) Kling St. in tropical Akron, OH. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Local openers Northwestern will be performing their very first show, so make sure you get there early!
Daytrader features current and ex-members of Crime in Stereo, Latterman/Bridge and Tunnel/Monikers, the Motorcycle Industry and Divider. The band recently released an ever-so-addicting EP entitled Last Days Of Rome, a release that I have been listening to daily since it dropped.
I caught Daytrader just before Jesus Day last year at the Grog Shop and they killed it on stage so obviously I have high expectations seeing them again live.
Mixtapes, a band that just can’t seem to stop releasing songs (no, that is not a bad thing), hails from Cincinnati, OH and really have grown on me thanks to my other pop-punk loving friends who insisted I keep listening to them. I started loving them the moment I realized I (at my thirty-ish prime) can actually identify with their lyrics as they sing about staying home and drinking Diet Coke. Recently the band shared a two-song EP on Death To False Hope Records. The first song is a cover to some Nickeldeon show and the other acoustic song titled “Hey Baby” bashes a Strung Out / Tim Burton loving lady who sucks. Grab yourself a copy by clicking HERE.
It’s A Kling Thing House is a donation based DIY house so many sure you bring plenty of donation money to help out these hard-working bands. Merch will be sold there, BYOB, and don’t be a jerk.
Looking forward to seeing everyone out there. Sunday can not come soon enough!