Kepi The Band, The Copyrights, Off With Their Heads, Flaming Nosebleed, Troublemake
Halloween House, 3253 Broadway
Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m., $7, all ages
The untimely demise of the Groovie Ghoulies last year nearly ruined the second Punk Rock Prom at the Underground. The Ghoulies were the main attraction and a big pull for the night. Now, Kepi Ghoulie, the voice behind the Ghoulies, is returning to the city on his own to make up for Punk Rock Prom. His new band, aptly named Kepi The Band, retains the classic goofy-horror sound of the Ghoulies.
Along for the ride are Chicago punks The Copyrights, Minnesota punks Off With Their Heads, Ft. Wayne punks Flaming Nosebleed and Floridian punks Troublemake.
The Copyrights have played Indianapolis twice this year already and both shows were a blast. They recently released their newest album, Learn The Hard Way, on up-and-coming Chicago label Red Scare Industries. The album appeals greatly to fans of classic pop-punk, but the songwriting is so very different from most pop punk bands that the rollicking melodies have tickled the ears of fans of all sorts of sub-genres. At their most recent show, they drew bearded Org-core fans, tattooed straight edge kids, Converse-clad pop-punkers and all sorts of various punks.
Off With Their Heads, from Minneapolis, have enjoyed a fair share of underground success themselves. After being signed to cult punk label No Idea, the punk rock message boards began buzzing about the three-piece. Their newest record, From The Bottom, is taking off and being heralded as one of the best punk records of the year.