Against Me!, Florida’s sensational punk rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Paradise Rock Club!
Against Me! started off as a solo act (featuring singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace) in Gainesville (Florida) in 1997. She released a demo tape and recruited drummer Kevin Mahon to form the band’s first line up. The band’s been through many line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Laura (guitar and lead vocals), James Bowman (guitar and vocals), Inge Johansson (bass and vocals), and Atom Willard (drums). Their musical style is best described as a blend of punk rock (a rock music genre - developed in the early to mid-1970s in the United States – that typically uses short or fast paced songs, with hard edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti establishment lyrics), folk punk (a fusion of folk music and punk rock that was popularized in the early 1980s by The Pogues in Britain, and by Violent Femmes in the United States), and anarcho punk (a term broadly used to refer to any punk music with anarchist lyrical content). They’ve had a stellar career with 7 studio albums, 2 live albums, 2 video albums, 19 music videos, 16 singles, and 5 demo tapes.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to punk rock, folk punk, and anarcho punk!