Counterpunch, Comrades, Set your Anchor, with Deathbreaker, Taking Alpha and Black Gusto

Counterpunch, Comrades, Set your Anchor, with Deathbreaker, Taking Alpha and Black Gusto

Black Gusto, Taking Alpha

Fri · June 2, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is all ages

DIY skatepunk band from Chicago, IL. Half Blackhawks / half Red Wings fans. We like beer, hockey, burritos, skate videos, beards, video games, bowling & good tunes. Featuring members of We Are the Union (Paper + Plastick Records) & Break the Silence (Hopeless Records). New full length "Bruises" available August, 5th 2014 from Cyber Tracks (Jen & El Hefe [NOFX])! Check out our pages & follow us on Twitter! Merch available online at BigCartel. Cheers!
Comrades started as a post-hardcore band in Virginia in 2008 under a different name. Since then, we've had many ups, downs, 50-some tours, and the opportunity to meet so many awesome people and make so many amazing friends across the country.

Our music is, like any art, an outward flowing of what is within us. It has always been influenced by our faith, and something we all feel strongly about is trying to reconcile the differences of well-intentioned people on both sides of that fence, and simply trying to be the example our faith has taught us to be. We hope that we can be a light, and give encouragement, hope, and provoke thought, no matter what your worldview or affiliation.
Black Gusto
Black Gusto
Street Rock n Roll bringing you back to that golden age of hedonism
Taking Alpha
Sometimes, entrees are better on leftover night.

Formerly in the Colorado Springs local band "Restore All Vengeance," songwriter Joseph Acosta and drummer Derek Bricker opened the refrigerator one day and smelt something grand. It was material their old band cooked up long ago, but was never consumed. So they decided to sit down for dinner and have some RAV leftovers.

But they weren't alone.

Woody Harrelson look-alike and vocalist Zach Carey joined them for dinner, bringing his own leftover dish from his last project, "Oddly Familiar."

Soon the three of them began mixing together their various foods and spoon-feeding each other, bite after bite.

It wasn't long before they each realized that what they were consuming together were no longer leftovers. Nay, it was a new entree entirely.

"This doesn't taste like metalcore," said Derek, who prefers to be called "Dak," named after Luke's co-pilot who died violently in "The Empire Strikes Back."

"No, the way the cayenne pepper blends with the lemon sauce is more old school hardcore punk," said Zach, "with a hint—a tiny hint—of progressive. Spicy."

"I agree," said Joseph while tears trickled down his uniquely good-looking face. "It's beautiful, the way it all blends together."

Dak, who has a grossly inhuman flesh-to-body-hair ratio, squirted some cream into his tea.

"That's kinda icky, but oddly attractive," commented Zach.

"So should we wait for another guitarist and a bassist to enjoy our dinner with us?" asked Joseph, the more mature bandmate.

"That won't be necessary," responded Zach, who was creamin' his own Earl Grey by now. "I prefer our current three-way."

As the young gentlemen finished their candlelit supper, they continued their private conversation over some cheesecake.

Then, the unthinkable: the candles climaxed and set their hearts ablaze.
Venue Information:
Mesa Theater
538 Main St
Grand Junction, CO, 81501