I first saw Reduction Plan (below) at Hardcore Sweet with Kississippi back in January. I really enjoyed the set, so I jumped at the chance to see them again. Equally impressive this time, Reduction Plan's weird interesting vibe was a good time.
The Dangbats (below) are new to the scene, and this was, admittedly one of their first few shows. Regardless of that, I was highly impressed by their sorta folky, sorta indie rock, sorta punk style. I hope to see them again soon.
The Shrinnirs (below) have been on and off since the 80s and really know how to shred. The audience was thrashing along and was a little salty to see the set end. I think that's the sign of some killer music?
A friend recommended I listen to The Downtown Boys (below) knowing that I'm super into punk rock as well as aggressive social justice and smashing the white heteropatriarchy. The Downtown Boys were even better than what I was promised, addressing major social issues (Flint water crisis, police brutality, etc.) but also bringing the cool, weird, sax heavy punk rock that no one expects from a punk band. Rolling Stone calls them a dance party, and I'll admit, I had to stop myself from dancing along for the pictures' sake.
What we're listening to.