Reagan Youth - NYE Bash

Anchors Aweigh Presents

Reagan Youth - NYE Bash

Almataha, Chemical X, The Hacks

Mon 12/31/18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$10-$24

This event is 21 and over

$22 Advance/ $24 Day of Show

Reagan Youth
Reagan Youth
Reagan Youth is an American punk rock band formed by singer Dave Rubinstein (Dave Insurgent) and guitarist Paul Bakija (Paul Cripple) in Queens, New York in early 1980. They were pivotal in introducing the style of hardcore punk to the East Coast punk scene, but have also been identified as a part of the peace punk movement. As strident radical anarchists, their name is a play on Hitler Youth.
Their initial career lasted until 1990, and singer Rubinstein committed suicide three years later following a series of tragic events. In 2006, Bakija reformed the band with bassist Al Pike, drummer Javier Madriaga, and several new members.
An important group in the New York/New Jersey hardcore scene, they performed regularly at CBGB and toured the U.S. extensively, often with other early punk bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, and The Misfits. Beastie Boys and Rancid, among other significant successful punk rock and alternative rock groups, have cited Reagan Youth as an influence. NOFX mentions Reagan Youth in their 2003 song, Franco Un-American.
Almataha
Almataha
Almataha was originally conceived in 2016 as a project between punk veteran Johnny Quesada and his 15-year-old daughter Bella Quesada, as a vehicle to teach the nuances of how to form and maintain a band in the aspects of song writing, business and professionalism all within their mutual love for punk music. The band began recording in March 2017 with the addition of Trond Goderstad on vocals, and was finally rounded out by drummer Max Arbess in late August 2017. Almataha combines the influences of hardcore, thrash, street punk, crust and UK82 to form a sound described by one fan as reminding them of “the old shit”. The band played its first show on September 24th 2017 at the Seventh Circle Music Collective’s 5-Year Anniversary.
The name Almataha (Arabic for The Maze), was chosen around the concept of “The Maze” as being everything which surrounds and hinders us as human beings. Jobs, religion, government, peer pressure, indeed life itself, it is all Almataha. We all navigate the maze, we all live the maze; indeed, we are all, Almataha. The bands lyrics focus on all of these concepts and constructs, and try to bring attention to the new oppression and the frightening rise of neo-fascism taking place in America under the presidency of Donald Trump. Almataha will always stand for basic human rights, the defense of the marginalized, and the right of all humankind to live peacefully and without fear of oppression. Almataha is a hardcore punk band from Denver, Colorado.
Almataha’s music can be found everywhere where music is distributed online, and merch can be found at www.almataha.bandcamp.com and FB at www.facebook.com/almataha.band
Chemical X
Chemical X
Chemical X Is Gonna Give It To Ya.

New album, Buried By The State, out now!
The Hacks
The Hacks
Before the ideas of "pop" and "punk" were grafted in unholy union, there were bands that didn't know there was ever a difference. Add the Hacks to that list. Influenced by the gruff, Oi!-tinged punk of Channel 3 or Sham 69 and the almost conceptual sloppiness of Crimpshrine (whose "Fucked Up Kid" is covered here), East Colfax Avenue flies its tattered old-school flag with drunken pride. From the poignant social realism of "Drank the Rent" to the forced-march sing-along of "Skate Song," the Hacks deliver us from the insidious clutches of modern punk -- like we were scared in the first place. -Jason Heller
Venue Information:
Streets of London Pub
1501 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80218
http://streetsoflondondenver.com/