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The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Present...

Good Terms

with Rematch, When The Clock Strikes
Sat Aug, 31 8:00 pm ( Doors: 7:00 pm )
The Vanguard
All Ages
$15 - 30
Additional Info
PLEASE NOTE:
No backpacks or other large bags will be permitted at entry. If a bag is necessary, we encourage you to carry something the size of a standard fanny pack or clutch. All bags subject to search at entry.

All patrons will be subject to wanding with a metal detector at entry. No weapons, including folding pocket knives, will be allowed to enter the venue. 

No outside drinks or reusable drink containers will be permitted. This includes Camelbak style backpacks. 

No smoking allowed inside venue. We have an open re-entry policy, so you will be permitted to go outside if you would like to smoke during the event. 
Artists
Good Terms

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA with a signature heavy emo-pop sound, Good Terms are bringing a fresh, celebratory, and cathartic vibe to the alternative music scene. Their songs combine poppy earworm melodies catchy enough to get your grandma singing along, heavy stank-face inducing riffs, emo songwriting guaranteed to get you deep in the feels, tasty boomer-approved guitar shredding, the juiciest bass playing money could buy, and filthy breakdowns so disgusting that you’ll want to take a shower after listening. In their recordings, Good Terms combines this delicious musical nectar with organic modern production & mixing, which to date has been handled entirely in-house. They blend the slick & hi-fi sounds of today with that tried and true “hell yeah brother” rock-n-roll feeling of yesterday. Even at their most polished, you’ll still always feel like you’re listening to a ripping live band.

“Man that sounds pretty sick,” you’re saying, “but what is this band like live?” A mf party, that’s what. The band is made up of four lifelong best friends, and that level of friendship & brotherhood within them is extended to everyone in the audience. You’ll have a Step Brothers “did we just become best friends?” moment with everyone in the positive & inclusive community the band is building. At Good Terms shows, you can expect elite showmanship, hilarious stage antics, top-notch performances, maybe a little crying in the pit, non-stop grooves that keep you dancing, and massive hooks that keep you singing along. Good Terms shows are an opportunity to all feel good together, practice some self-love, and absolutely rage our faces off.

2023 will see an onslaught of new singles from the band, each one more unique than the last. Good Terms are building on the success of their viral “Jump” cover & their debut album Turning Point, which the band independently released in 2021. The album’s blend of easycore and sadboi pop punk has proven to be a comfortable foundation to build on, but Good Terms have their sights set on creating the future, not on regurgitating the past. Your friendly neighborhood emo band is all grown up and ready to take over the world.

Rematch

Rematch is a pop punk band hailing from the Windy City of Chicago. Formed in 2018, the band has been on a mission to bring driving guitar riffs, infectious melodies, and anthemic choruses that will get stuck in your head for days.

Shortly after a well received debut EP “Broken Steps”, the quintet headed overseas to record their second EP “Do It All Again” with Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, WSTR, Woes) in the Spring of 2019.

They would follow up in the fall of 2021 with the EP “UWU”. The band began hitting the road that fall touring with acts such as Driveways, Big Smile (Anchor 84), and Goalkeeper (Lost Music Collective)

The band took a break to record their most hook laden, yet personal songs to date with Sam Guiana (Silverstein, Neck Deep, Between You and Me) taking the reins in production. With some new songs ready to roll out, Rematch is looking to make their mark on the Pop Punk music scene in a big way. 

When The Clock Strikes

Located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and in the heart of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is - like any small town in middle America - dominated by country music and Southern Rock fans. Yet since longtime college friends Daniel Basden (lead vocals, bass) and Steven Walker (electric guitar) joined forces in 2014 as When the Clock Strikes, those stereotypes have been blown to bits by their explosive pop-punk energy. 

Driven by a powerful aesthetic blending mid-2000s emo/pop-punk and a few decades worth of classic video game scores, the band – which now includes drummer Blake Westerby – has electrified crowds in downtown Tulsa, at the Green Country Roots festival, Elephunk Music Festival and even a local GameStop for midnight release events. They also have performed in neighboring Missouri, Texas, & Arkansas. The band has followed up their 2016 release, The Better Friends EP, with their third EP, Overnight, in 2018. 

The critical acclaim for the band, its intense energy, insightful songwriting and dynamic performances has been off the charts since the release of the project. Rick Jamm of Jampsphere Magazine wrote, “The lyrics are intriguing, metaphoric, and at times ironic. The songs are intense, loud and brilliantly arranged, with excellent vocals. If you’re looking for an evolution in punk, look no further than When the Clock Strikes.” Anthem Review pegs the trio’s genre and era-transcending excitement perfectly as it echoes: “(The Better Friends EP) is a five track release that sees the band dragging the mid-90s kicking and screaming into the present. The EP crosses unexpected barriers and fires through eras with absolute ease.” 

“Lyrically,” Daniel says, “I think these songs are about our constant self-discovery and evaluation of the ever-changing relationships with the people in our lives. As time has gone on, the band has obviously become a larger part of our individual identities. Likewise, everyone else has shifts in priorities over time, especially with the onset of adulthood. So sometimes it feels like our ‘real friends’ that we love and trust are a ‘real drag’ because they are focusing inward rather than partaking in community. The title track, ‘Better Friends’ is definitely about the struggle of coexisting with people that we don't easily get along with. And ‘Redemption’ is a reminder to myself, and hopefully to others, that we all fall short, and perhaps we can empathize with each other because of our brokenness.” 

The four core tracks of The Better Friends EP are complemented by a unique electronica-driven twist on the title track dubbed the “Lumpy Space Mix.” When The Clock Strikes had planned to do an all acoustic version of the song, but when Daniel brought in his MicroKorg synth to the session and started playing the song on it, their producer CJ Cochran built a whole hypnotic landscape around it. “It’s a departure from anything else we’d ever done, definitely very adventurous,” Daniel says. “It’s something different, yet it still fits.” 
Those kinds of colorful departures are made possible by the trust and chemistry between Daniel, Steven and Blake. “Our friendship is an important element that it goes beyond our work in the band,” the singer adds. “I think everyone tries to be a team player. We spend time together outside of band activities when we can. We talk about our daily struggles. It's easier to push each other to do better and work through disagreements because we genuinely care about each other and trust each other.”