Lagwagon, Carnifex, Blood on the Dance Floor & More
For those clamoring for classic ’90s punk, don’t lag behind and miss Lagwagon on Thursday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Runaway Kids and Pears. Doors are at 7 p.m. Goleta, California’s Lagwagon first burst on the scene way back in 1988 playing a unique brand of speedy, highly technical pop-punk that made them one of the most influential punk bands of the ’90s. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chords and the definitive act on the label, Lagwagon were pioneers in creating the now-famous ‘Fat Wreck sound’ with their fast drums, guitar virtuosity and undeniable melodies. Fat Wreck Chords has remastered and rereleased the group’s five classic full lengths and also has put out a definitive box set with 2011’s Put Music In Its Place. The group’s latest release was 2014’s “Hang.”
Carnifex carries the torch in delivering the brutal beat down that is modern death metal. The San Diego band will be at House of Rock on Friday with Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life and Of Serpents and Saviors. Doors are at 6 p.m. Carnifex, derived from the Old English word for executioner, began in 2005 and is known for writing brain-sick, yet intelligent, songs and their savage live performances. The group released “Die Without Hope” in 2014, their fifth full-length album.
Electropop duo Blood on the Dance Floor will get you moving on the dance floor Saturday at House of Rock. Doors are at 5 p.m. The Orlando, Florida, electronica group incorporates electropop, dance-pop and crunkcore. Their first releases experimented with a mixture of screamo, Eurobeat-inspired beats and party rapvocals showcasing techno. Their latest releases includes dubstep and EDM elements. The group’s 2012 release “Evolution” reached No. 42 on the Billboard 200. The group has a new album in the works.
Atlanta metalcore band Come and Rest headlines The Blacklist Tour, stopping at House of Rock on Monday. Doors are at 7 p.m. The name stands as a statement about the band providing a safe haven for their fans to express themselves. The band aims to be the voice of their listeners and to encourage one another to follow the voice inside their heads. The group released their first EP, “Royal Blood” in February of 2013 after solidifying their sound and becoming a local favorite.The group’s latest release “Blacklist” comes out Nov. 13, showcasing the band’s hardcore influences such as, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and letlive.