American Nightmare

Thu Jan 13 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Independent

628 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117

$27.50

Ages 21+

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Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at The Independent are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose). Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

 
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American Nightmare

  • American Nightmare

    American Nightmare

    Post-Hardcore

    To call American Nightmare [indiepublicity.cmail19.com] “iconic” would be a vast understatement — the band has indisputably solidified themselves as legends within the hardcore punk genre and beyond. And now, for the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Background MusicAmerican Nightmare will be performing the album at select shows on the east and west coasts in January 2022.

    Since their inception in the year 2000, American Nightmare have offered something different, something deeper. They developed a cult-like following by combining abrasive hardcore with poetic lyrics and have inspired countless bands to adopt a similar aesthetic. 

    Background Music was an exorcism in depression. It was written and recorded in the Boston winter in the year 2000 and encompasses the violent desperation of youth, a fight against the self, the existential, the in between, the urgency, the carelessness. From a time when poetry and hardcore didn’t intersect—  pre-Smiths and Joy Division t-shirts on every hardcore stage— a record whose words went on to be plagiarized in Top 40 hits, visual nods from Kanye West, anthems that lend the crowd’s voice to be louder than the band, responsible for thousands of tattoos, beyond unfortunate suicide notes, a blown ear drum, a torn esophagus, broken bones, and a world of only words, American Nightmare frontperson Wesley Eisold deals in devotion, a cult of sensitivity. 

    Background Music is anything but what the title implies. A true hardcore classic, from the machine-gun like snare roll of opener "(we are)" into Eisold's cry of "this is the soundtrack to saying goodbye…" the atmosphere around American Nightmare is electric. Setting a tone that rings through anthems like "am/pm", "hearts", and "your arsonist,” these and the rest of the songs on the album blend a violence and vulnerability into something rabid, hopelessly romantic, and refreshingly real. The record would go on to be regarded as one of the most influential hardcore albums of all time. 

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at The Independent are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) prior to entry. Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Support acts subject to change without refund.

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COVID Warning: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.
Vaccination Required

American Nightmare

Thu Jan 13 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Independent San Francisco CA
American Nightmare

$27.50 Ages 21+

Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at The Independent are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose). Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

 
* Policy is subject to change
American Nightmare

American Nightmare

Post-Hardcore

To call American Nightmare [indiepublicity.cmail19.com] “iconic” would be a vast understatement — the band has indisputably solidified themselves as legends within the hardcore punk genre and beyond. And now, for the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Background MusicAmerican Nightmare will be performing the album at select shows on the east and west coasts in January 2022.

Since their inception in the year 2000, American Nightmare have offered something different, something deeper. They developed a cult-like following by combining abrasive hardcore with poetic lyrics and have inspired countless bands to adopt a similar aesthetic. 

Background Music was an exorcism in depression. It was written and recorded in the Boston winter in the year 2000 and encompasses the violent desperation of youth, a fight against the self, the existential, the in between, the urgency, the carelessness. From a time when poetry and hardcore didn’t intersect—  pre-Smiths and Joy Division t-shirts on every hardcore stage— a record whose words went on to be plagiarized in Top 40 hits, visual nods from Kanye West, anthems that lend the crowd’s voice to be louder than the band, responsible for thousands of tattoos, beyond unfortunate suicide notes, a blown ear drum, a torn esophagus, broken bones, and a world of only words, American Nightmare frontperson Wesley Eisold deals in devotion, a cult of sensitivity. 

Background Music is anything but what the title implies. A true hardcore classic, from the machine-gun like snare roll of opener "(we are)" into Eisold's cry of "this is the soundtrack to saying goodbye…" the atmosphere around American Nightmare is electric. Setting a tone that rings through anthems like "am/pm", "hearts", and "your arsonist,” these and the rest of the songs on the album blend a violence and vulnerability into something rabid, hopelessly romantic, and refreshingly real. The record would go on to be regarded as one of the most influential hardcore albums of all time. 

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Ages 21+
limit 8 per person
General Admission
$27.50

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at The Independent are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) prior to entry. Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Support acts subject to change without refund.

--

COVID Warning: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.