Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Air I Breathe lead a full lineup at The Harmony Grange

Pictured: Tony Dougard of The Air I Breathe. Photo by: Brandon Hambright.
If you've seen The Kids hanging outside a weird old building on Limestone Road and wondered what the hell was going on, you either are over the age of 35, listen to Sting solo albums, could care less about punk and/or hardcore or all of the above.

This building is The Harmony Grange, which for eight years now has been the home for many a killer concert for area youngsters who want nothing more than to check out their favorite bands who inexplicably are hauling their amps and equipment to the stage and perfecting their eyeliner in the heart of Pike Creek.

Fat Wreck Chords legends The Soviettes.
Although I can claim one of the above lame-o-meter detectors, I was completely overjoyed when ferocious Minneapolis punk band The Soviettes brought their tour to the Grange in 2005. Getting a chance to hear them rip through "Blue Stars," "Bottom's Up, Bottomed Out" and "#1 is Number Two" not long after noon on a Saturday in a place where Panera Bread and furniture stores reign supreme was nothing short of mind-boggling and awesome.

Fans of a handful of bands playing The Grange tonight (March 16) will have a similar experience, as a hardcore lineup headlined by New Jersey's The Air I Breathe will set up camp. The Air comes through on the oddest of farewell tours - last year all but one of the five-member group left the band, leaving singer Tony Dougard to take the thing home.

How jacked up is that? Whatever the reason, it was just not cool for these four apparent douches to ditch Dougard and leave him to mop up the mess of delivering promised gigs to promoters all over the place. What if The Police had done that to Sting? Stuck ol' Gordy Sumner with a shitload of shows in some remote country like Tristan da Cunha. Wait, that woulda been kind of funny. Bad example.

TAIB fans will be pumped all the same to hear bludgeoning dirges like "Deliverance" and "Vultures" one last time.

Also on the bill are Maris Lane, My Private War, Harbinger, For Centuries and Seize the Day.

Tickets are $10 for tonight's show (March 16), which starts at 6 p.m. at the Grange, 3201 Limestone Road. Go here to buy tickets or here for more info.

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