This show is going to be so awesome! Come party with us to check out some of the best punk/indie bands around:
This should be our anthem. Not because it reflects our current scene, but because it reflects what our scene could become. Let’s focus on building this community, focus on what’s important. Focus on the friendships we make. Focus on watching every band at a show regardless of how good or bad they may be. Focus on creating a space where people feel comfortable being themselves.
The world is full of cynical people trying to tear things down for no reason at all. Let’s work together to build something positive and long-lasting where we exert more energy singing, dancing, or clapping instead of making fun of people for how they look, the clothes they wear, the music they listen to, the books they read, the person they love, how much money they have, or where they’re from.
Let’s be a community with deeply embedded, positive values that we defend with pride. Let’s be a community that picks people up when they fall down. Let’s be a community that supports each other regardless of whether or not our friends’ or own band is playing that night. Let’s be a community that welcomes others with open arms. Let’s be a community that doesn’t treat other bands as competition but rather friends to share a stage with.
We have something many communities across the world wish they had: a stable, safe, accessible, inexpensive, and non-profit music venue. I encourage you to take advantage of it. We’re not doing this for the money. We’re not doing this for cool-points. We’re doing this because music is a powerful force for social change.
To those of you who have continued to be a part of what we do, I encourage you to bring your friends into the fold. Share with them what you’ve experienced at the Local and what you’ve enjoyed. The best way we can build our community is by word of mouth, when people tell genuine stories about what sets the Local apart from any other space or venue. We’re not just an empty shell where bands play or actors perform, we’re a community.
Let’s dismiss the cynics, let’s show them why they’re wrong about Flint and the great people who live in this area.
I hope to see all of you at our next show. Come be a part of this movement.
Flint Local 432
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Damn, Gina. This rules. You’d be insane to miss this ridiculously awesome show.
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Tiny Local Skull!
Hey pop-punk nerds, this band On My Honor is playing at the Local this Saturday night (February 9th) with Nick and Jonathan from the Swellers’ 90s cover band called “Salute Your Shorts” it’s going to be a really good time. If you like bands like The Wonder Years, Pentimento, Saves the Day, etc. you’ll really like these guys. They’re here all the way from Knoxville, TN so let’s show them a warm Flint, Michigan welcome!
More info about the show is available here.
Hey all! We’re about a month into the new year now, things are moving nicely. Now for a bit of news.
As far as updates go regarding my surgery, I’ll let you know that I’m healing up a little more every day. The first couple of weeks were spent almost entirely in bed, watching Wings on…
Yikes! Glad to hear you’re getting around a bit better, Ian. Keep at it, man!
Hey everyone, help Ian and Cheap Girls out by buying their live record next Tuesday.
Please go to http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur063.htm to enjoy a download of “My Roaring 20s” performed in a stripped-down manner. All donations will go to Ian to help cover some medical costs he’s dealing with right now.
Help Cheap Girls/Ian by downloading these and donating any amount of money!
Holy cow, we’re beyond excited and privileged to get some fantastic national touring bands in next Tuesday, June 26th!
Headling the show will be Making Friends (feat. Garrett Burgett, who used to play guitar in the Swellers) who is one of our favorite bands in Flint and consists of long-time Flint music veterans. If you never seen them before, you have to get down to this show on Tuesday.
Then, we are extremely privileged to welcome folk-punk juggernauts The Wild, from Atlanta, GA (Asian Man Records, Quote Unquote Records). They are probably one of the best bands in the national scene making music right now, having played shows as big as the Fest in Gainesville and Plan-it-X fest, and they’re coming to play our stage in Flint. How cool is that?
They’re also bringing The Taxpayers from Portland, OR (Asian Man Records, Plan-it-X Records) on tour with them.
Opening the show will be two other local favorites As A Lark, and PleThorA.
You can’t miss this!
Make sure to come out tomorrow night, it’s only $6 and you’ll be supporting some great bands to help keep them doing what their doing. We don’t normally promote shows on Tuesdays, so if you come out to help us cover our expenses for the night, it means more money for the bands. Support local DIY music!