FEST 17 - Night 3
Nothington, The Fad, The Shell Corporation, Counterpunch, Western Settings, Arms Aloft, Hospital Job, Dollar Signs, Bong Mountain, Brendan Kelly, Sincere Engineer
Sun, October 28, 2018
Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pmHigh Dive
$20.00 - $25.00
This event is 18 and over
FREE w/ FEST 17 Pass
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• Lineup subject to changehttps://www.highdivegainesville.com/event/1748261/
We play punk rock music
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Their self-titled debut album was released in 2007 both on their own imprint, Punch It Records, along with Radtone Records in Japan. The next few years were spent perfoming with regional, national, and international acts in support of the release.
Their second full-length record brought them to new heights, expanding their fanbase both domestically and abroad. It was released internationally in late 2010 titled "Heroes & Ghosts" on Radtone Records(Japan), Disconnect Disconnect Records(UK), Funtime Records(Belgium), No Reason Records(Italy), and Fond Of Life Records(Germany). It would later be released by Go Kart Records domestically in the spring of 2011 with alternative artwork by Derek Deal under the title "Dying To Exonerate The World".
Following their first European tour in 2011, Counterpunch would return in the spring of 2012 with spots on both the Groezrock and Jera-On-Air fests. Stops along the way that tour included supporting slots for Nothington, Belvedere, Mute, The Copyrights, Authority Zero and Versus The World.
Since their formation, they have also had the pleasure of sharing the stage both locally and internationally with The Vandals, Strung Out, Death By Stereo, We Are The Union, This Is A Standoff, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, A Wilhelm Scream, The Swellers, Much The Same, Only Crime and many more building a worldwide following along the way.
In the summer of 2012, the band began writing and recording their long awaited follow-up LP, which will be released on multiple formats in 2014.
Produced, mixed, and engineered by Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers, Less Than Jake) at Atlas Studios in Chicago and mastered by Stephan Egerton (Descendents) at Armstrong Studios in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Bruises" features fast paced, fist pumping tracks that combine quintessential elements of the 90's So Cal melodic punk scene with modern day melodic alternative/punk rock.
In November of 2012, Counterpunch made their way down to Costa Rica for both an intimate headlining show and a sold out 2,000 person venue as direct support for Chicago punk stalwarts Rise Against. Look for the band to be performing both local and international shows in support their upcoming LP.
I'm usually able to pin down a band's style or influences when I listen to an album. I couldn't do that with Western Settings. The band is a diverse mix of different influences, reflected in the variety of songs on the album, that makes them stand out from other bands. They aren't pigeon-holed into one style and aren't afraid to take a chance with a song that other bands would save for a b-side ("Dying Without Children," "Table for One," "Bricks"). Western Settings regularly takes what would have already been a great song to a different place, turning songs into anthems that kids will sing along with. Western Settings will be that band that bridges the gaps between punk, emo, and hardcore, bringing the spectrum of the scene together for a rollicking good time.
On multiple occasions, I heard the band almost break into another level but not make that final push. Don't take this as a negative when listening to the album. The best part of Yes It Is is knowing that Western Settings will get even better. The band displays a significant amount of potential in these songs. This band has the capability to be something really special and I have no doubt that Western Settings, with their considerable amount of talent and potential, can reach that level and set the bar in the foreseeable future to become a mainstay of the scene.
You don't come across a band like Western Settings every day, let alone every year. They're something special. This is the band you tell your friends about every day, imploring them to give it a shot. This is a band that brings friends together. It will be exciting to see what Western Settings does next and how they get there. They could be one of those bands you tell everyone you saw at a house show the first time they came through your town. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on anything Western Settings does." – For The Love of Punk
"Punk rock has long since embraced the emotional assurance of bands like Jawbreaker and the Replacements, to the point that heart-on-the-sleeve punk has become little more than a buzzword. It sounds great, sure, and the imagery it conjures up is of aggressive strums backing open-wound lyrics that cut as much as they stick, but its the rare band that delivers on that promise. Western Settings' debut "Yes It Is" delivers hard. Filled from top to bottom with sticky melodies and muscular musicianship, Western Settings has written a record that rocks as hard as it resonates. " – Dying Scene
"Their new album "Yes It Is" provides a glimpse into their enthusiastic melody driven punk, dominated by rousing vocals and driving guitars. Western Settings take the pop-punk formula and remove any shallow traits, leaving a rough and ready core surrounded by euphoric melody." – Punktastic