Title Fight with Touche Amore, The Menzingers and Dead End Path


June 15  Title Fight with Touche Amore, The Menzingers and Dead End Path The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 6:30 p.m., $10/ADV and $12 DOS, onepercentproductions.com Whatever happened to the hardcore scene? You know, when bands like Jawbreaker, Bad Brains and Dead Kennedys ruled the underground? In a world where pop garbage like Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas litter the mainstream, it makes sense to explore other options. The Pennsylvania-based group Title Fight is determined to bring back the hardcore punk sound — at least halfway. While there is definitely a punk aesthetic, plenty of pop influences sprinkle their material, as well. At least they’re trying. Signed to SideOneDummy Records, the four-piece pop-punk group has shared the stage with similar artists Bayside, New Found Glory and Senses Fail. Their debut album, Shed, just dropped last month, which sent them out on their first headlining tour. Title Fight’s live show is something to see. With nonstop rapid-fire drumming and lead singer Jamie Rhoden’s intense vocals, their music, while not the classic form of punk, is infectious.


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