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mPshows.com Presents

Arms Aloft
/ The Manix / Wide Angles / Dead End Days / The Fake Boys

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, Apr 27, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
18 years and over

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ARMS ALOFT plays some nearly perfectly executed catchy punk that sounds so Midwestern it's almost cliche. just imagine any of your favorite Midwest bands; I won't even bother picking one to associate with these guys, as they will soon be a band to whom others will be compared as an influence. Go crack an Old Style and drink it by yourself while listening to ARMS ALOFT to get the full experience.


Pop-punk should not be this fun! Wait a minute, yes it should. It’s just that since melodic masochists like Alkaline Trio and all their equally distraught copycats exploded a few years back, it seems like everyone outside of the Ramones-core crowd has been singing about heartbreak and empty bottles. Not so, with the Manix. The quartet carves out a niche that’s increasingly their own despite well-deserved comparisons to Dillinger Four and Toys That Kill. 


Wide Angles hail from Elgin, Illinois. They are reminiscent of classic Crimpshrine and Jawbreaker. The music is raw and gritty with loads of energy.


While blurring the lines of acoustic, melodic punk, experimental, and indie rock, we try our best to crank out music that is energetic, patient, and personal. Aside from this criteria, we generally like having fun and not taking things too seriously. 


"I grew up on The Ramones and The Beatles. I learned how to play guitar by listening to Black Sabbath. After Nirvana blew up I knew I wanted to play in a band. When I heard Superdrag, The Fastbacks, and Weezer I knew I wanted to be in a band for the rest of my life. When I heard Black Flag and Negative Approach I realized I hate everything, so make what you will of that."