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Amplified Live Presents

The Bombpops
The Last Gang
The Midway

August 25th, 2022
All Ages
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

The Bombpops
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Where The Bombpops had a Fear of Missing Out on their 2017 debut full-length, their highly anticipated follow up shows what happens when you’re too involved—with booze, bad situations, and behavior that’s unsustainable at best and destructive at worst. This is Death in Venice Beach (Fat Wreck Chords, March 13th), the comedown after the high, when clarity pierces the morning-after haze. It’s right there in the title, an allusion to Thomas Mann’s celebrated novella about the price of an artistic life. The Bombpops co-founder and singer-guitarist Jen Razavi read it as the band debated titles for their second full-length. “It’s a cautionary tale to those that want to become an artist,” she says, “but it’s also really comforting to artists who can’t help or necessarily contain being who they are and what they’re drawn to.” What draws The Bombpops hasn’t changed: highly melodic punk with big guitars, vocal harmonies, and the SoCal sound that inspired Razavi, co-founder and singer-guitarist Poli van Dam, bassist Neil Wayne, and drummer Josh Lewis. But the more light-hearted skate punk of Fear of Missing Out has a serrated edge on Death in Venice Beach, as Razavi and van Dam explore darker themes—even though the songs are catchier than ever.

The Last Gang
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The year is 2021. America is still fighting its way through an ongoing pandemic, currently fueled by the ignorance of millions who have decided science isn’t good enough for them. Countless lives have been lost or disrupted by an inefficient government loaded with corrupt politicians, egged on by snake oil salesmen who are inexplicably given nightly platforms on cable TV or allowed to spread their disinformation through social media. Make no mistake: Rome is burning. We are fiddling.

The Midway
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Sometimes pop, sometimes punk, always rock. The Midway was born in Los Angeles and is currently based in Dallas, TX. Comprised of four friends who have a shared passion for driving, hard-hitting, catchy rock music the group knew they had something special the first time they all plugged in. "It just clicked, it felt so natural", says John, the drummer. Singer/guitarist Mike Rex agrees. “It came together so fast! One day we are practicing for the first time, and then before I know it, we are playing shows. We are growing so fast”. 

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The Bombpops

The Last Gang / The Midway