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The Cotillion | Jan 05 2017

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Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time: 
8 pm
Tickets/Cover Charge Info: 
$21.50 ADVANCE - $25 DAY
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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
REEL BIG FISH & ANTI-FLAG
w/ special gusts BALLYHOO and Direct Hit
THU, JANUARY 5, 2017 DOORS: 7PM
$21.50 ADVANCE - $25 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 11/04 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Check room will be open. Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!
Reel Big Fish were one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-'90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, they were distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when the single "Sell Out" became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Reel Big Fish's popularity gradually waned in the subsequent years, following the decline of ska-punk as a marketable genre. Nevertheless, the band restructured its lineup and continued issuing new material to a smaller (yet considerably rabid) fan base.

Great rock n' roll doesn't have to be mindless and socially conscious tunes don't have to be dull. When art and entertainment devolve into mere commercial escapism, the status quo of an oppressive system and the empty banality of mediocre music will prevail. ANTI-FLAG burst through the concrete wall of apathy like a proverbial desert flower. American Spring is an empowering, energetic antidote to the crippling cynicism that infects even the most dedicated of rabble-rousers. Co-produced by AWOLNATION’s Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman and the band, Anti-Flag’s tenth studio album is both a shot across the bow of the political discourse and creatively challenging. American Spring is a stylistic leap forward that captures the essence of their dense catalog while conjuring a fresh new sound. Anti-Flag's commitment to high caliber neo-punk music remains as strong as their devotion to raising awareness. "I hope this record can be an encouragement to people to never give up,” declares Justin Sane, guitarist/vocalist and cofounder of Anti-Flag. “I know that music changed my life.” American Spring is the next natural step in a career that produced activist-punk classics like For Blood and Empire (2006), The Terror State (2003), and Underground Network (2001), and inspired international audiences to learn more about the Occupy movement, the anti-war movement, and the idea that “socialism” isn’t a dirty word.

 

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