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Joyce Manor, Aleister Christ & The Small Axe
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:00pm
The Depot, University Center
Adult $5.00 •
Child $5.00 •
Based out of Torrance, California, Joyce Manor got its start in late 2008, conceived as the acoustic pop-punk duo. That idea didn't last long, however, and the band ultimately expanded to a full band. It was easy to hear the influence of Jawbreaker in Joyce Manor's music, and the group claimed other influences like early Weezer and Guided by Voices. Songs rarely went past the two-minute mark and their raw yet accessible nature helped to build their name among punk fans. 6131 Records soon took notice thanks to the band's friends in Touché Amoré, who passed their music along to the label. It then only took seeing the group live to get them totally hooked, and in the summer of 2010, Joyce Manor -- representing a departure for the primarily hardcore label -- became an official part of the 6131 family. Their self-titled, full-length debut was released in 2011 to a host of critical and fan praise, and it landed the band on many year-end best-of lists.
Locals Aleister Christ and The Small Axe open the show.