Manic Productions Presents:


Firestarter, From States Away, In Response

Fri, March 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Space

Hamden, CT

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

Southern California 4-piece, Movements, brings a nostalgic yet refreshing touch to today's post-hardcore / emo revival. Fronted by charismatic lead singer Patrick Miranda, Movements delivers honest and engaging lyrics driven by aggressive and melodic instrumentals from Spencer York (Drums), Austin Cressey (Bass), and Ira George (Guitar). The bands debut EP titled 'Outgrown Things' is out now on Fearless Records.
"Have you ever just packed everything you own, and left somewhere you’ve known for so long and traded it in for the unknown” singer/guitarist Matt LaPerche croons on “49 Stow” – these are the words Firestarter was built on when LaPerche moved back home to New York for a fresh start. The group, also consisting of Mike Held (guitar), Daniel Sheehan (bass), and Matt Bliss (drums), came together in the fall of 2012. They hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since. In just over two years, Firestarter has released three EP’s - 2013’s New
Beginnings, 2014’s Forget The Past, and 2015’s A Life Inconsistent - a split 7” with Orlando’s Old Again, and toured the United States extensively in support of all of them. On top of that, Firestarter has shared the stage with the likes of
Less Than Jake, Bayside, Senses Fail, Set It Off, State Champs, Transit, Hit The Lights, Handguns, and many others.

Firestarter has no plan of stopping now. After recently releasing a new digital EP, entitled A Life Inconsistent, recorded by Jay Maas (Counterparts, Defeater, State Champs), Firestarter looks to expand on their already growing fan base and continue their heavy touring regiment. Keep on eye out for a full length on the horizon and even more touring from the New York quartet in the near future.
From States Away
From States Away is a pop punk band with members from NY, CT, and NJ. Since their inception in March 2015, the group has quickly developed a local following; having toured across the northeast, including a spot on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
In Response
It’s been proven time and time again – tough times are often a breeding ground for great music. This is no exception for New Haven, CT’s In Response. As their respective bands and projects slowed down or unraveled, William Hayes, Cameron Darling, and Johnny Lacey found themselves forgetting why they were playing music in the first place. Bonded together by setbacks and a sense of discontent, the three became close friends and began writing together.
In Response approaches a mixture of indie rock and emo from a harder edged perspective than most of their peers. In doing so, they’ve managed to carve out their own unique space within a highly saturated genre. Their songs are often both delicate and abrasive, displaying strong control over dynamics and nuance. Thursday, Brand New, and Further Seems Forever have clear influence over In Response’s songwriting, from their driving rhythm section to their crisp guitar leads. Hayes’ vocals are pensive and somber, sporting a somewhat melancholy delivery, not unlike alt-rock legends Radiohead. But every so often, Hayes’ voice soars into an intense growl, bearing an emotional intensity reminiscent of Modern Life Is War and The Hope Conspiracy.
Fully intent on hitting the ground running, In Response has spent the past few months writing and recording. They are gearing up to release new music and hit the road in 2016 and beyond.
Venue Information:
The Space
295 Treadwell St.
Building H
Hamden, CT, 06514-4140