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Anti-Flag

Drusky Entertainment & Grey Area Productions Presents

Anti-Flag

Brendan Kelly, Timeshares, World's Scariest Police Chases

Sat, July 26, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rex Theater

Pittsburgh, PA

$15.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag
After more than 20 years writing smash hits about smashing the state, ANTI-FLAG has cemented themselves as the premiere political punk band around with an unparalleled ability to write high-energy, riffy, fist-pumping, sing-along anthems that never lose sight of the band's anti-war, anti-imperialism, pro-human rights ethos. Equal parts circle pit and picket line, their blistering and earnest live show brings a sense of community to the stage that unites people of all backgrounds and struggles.
Brendan Kelly
Brendan Kelly
Brendan Kelly (born September 8, 1976) is the bassist/vocalist of Chicago-based punk band The Lawrence Arms, as well as guitarist/lead vocalist in The Falcon. Kelly's former bands include Slapstick and The Broadways. He is known for his raspy vocals, drunken demeanor, and onstage witticisms.

Kelly also appeared on The Daily Show in a correspondent piece by Ed Helms entitled "The Clash" in which he criticized Michale Graves for being a Republican.

He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, Television, and Film.

He is a fan of country music, explaining styles of songs such as "Old Mexico Way" and "Warped Summer Extravaganza (Major Excellent)" in The Lawrence Arms, as well as "R.L. Burnouts Inc." in The Falcon.

Kelly boycotts the Warped Tour on the belief that it ruins the original system for underground bands of touring and supporting larger bands, as well as ruining business for small venues. He along with The Lawrence Arms were banned for life for spreading this belief to the audience whilst participating in the Warped Tour.

Kelly provided backup vocals for the songs "The Company," "Stuck In Summertime" and "Unsatisfied" on The Copyrights' third full-length album, 2007's Make Sound released on Red Scare Industries, a label owned and operated by Tobias Jeg, a close friend of Kelly. Kelly (along with Chris McCaughan) also provided back-up vocals on Common Rider's 'This is Unity Music' album.

In 2010, Brendan released a split album with Joe McMahon of the punk rock band Smoke or Fire, entitled Wasted Potential. Brendan's half of the split contained acoustic versions of Lawrence Arms songs, as well as a cover of "Kiss the Bottle" by Jawbreaker.

During the periods of inactivity of his musical projects, Brendan has been joined by fellow punk rock singers Tom Gabel and Brian Fallon in maintaining a blog, Bad Sandwich Chronicles. The blog is a mixture of scatological humor, social commentary, and stories of life in music. Kelly also co-hosts iconic music television program JBTV in Chicago.
Timeshares
To portray Timeshares as anything more than four friends from downstate New York playing passionate, sincere punk-rock would be a waste of words. "We became friends through music," says Mike Natoli, the band's bassist, "...Two years ago we started Timeshares together and it feels awesome." So when these friends found themselves facing a couple of particularly "shitty years" as guitarist Jon Hernandez put it, they banded together to write and record their first full length Bearable. The band, which includes drummer Eric Bedell, guitarist and Jay Mosher, partnered with Kiss of Death Records and Kind of Like Records for a co-release on both vinyl and digital formats. With a blend of rock and punk reminiscent of that sweet spot from the 1990s. Bearable is sure to be loved by fans of early Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music and Avail alike.
Venue Information:
Rex Theater
1602 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
http://rex.greyareaprod.com/