The Hard Times & Cornerstone Present


Can't Swim, Super Whatevr, Gleemer

Fri · March 2, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is all ages

Music and emotion share a timeless physiological, psychological, and spiritual bond. A chord, a melody, or a lyric can lift spirits and inspire. Movements achieve that sort of reaction on their full-length debut, Feel Something [Fearless Records]. Threading together spacey guitars, evocative and introspective lyricism, ponderous spoken word, and tight songcraft, the Southern California quartet—Patrick Miranda [vocals], Ira George [guitar], Spencer York [drums], and Austin Cressey [bass]—immediately connect by opening up. That musical empathy quietly launched Movements on an upward trajectory in 2015. Formed by longtime friends, the group landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig. Produced by Will Yip [Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, Turnover, Citizen], their debut EP, Outgrown Things, became a fan favorite. Acclaimed by the likes of Alternative Press and New Noise Magazine, songs like “Nineteen” and “Kept” each respectively amassed over 800K Spotify streams and counting as they have toured nonstop. Along the way, the boys started working on what would become Feel Something before returning to the studio with Yip in February 2017. In the sessions, their signature style crystallized and coalesced. Ultimately, Movements bring emotion to life in each note.
Can't Swim
Can't Swim
Based out of Keansburg New Jersey, Can't Swim was founded by singer Chris LoPorto in the
spring of 2015. After spending most of his life playing drums in various bands, Chris decided to
step in to song writing. The songs were contagious from the start and grabbed the attention of
his good friends Mike Sanchez, Danny Rico, and Greg McDevitt.
Before even playing their first show, the band announced their signing to Pure Noise Records in
December of 2015 and released their debut EP, "DEATH DESERVES A NAME" on February 24,
2016. They spent all of 2016 touring with bands such as; Four Year Strong, Hit the Lights, Aaron
West & The Roaring Twenties, Moose Blood, Boston Manor, Set Your Goals, and Valencia.
When it came time to begin recording their first full length, "FAIL YOU AGAIN" they called upon
their own drummer Danny Rico (who produced DDAN) to engineer and produce this as well.
Once the project was complete, they found that the songs required a much more full sounding
live performance and their longtime friend and New Jersey native Andrea Morgan was a perfect
addition to the band. Danny moved to third guitar/vocals and Andrea took his place on the
Fail You Again was released on March 10th, 2017.
Super Whatevr
Super Whatevr
For SUPER WHATEVR, sincerity is a surround-sound experience.

It’s what’s guided the Orange County, California trio—singer/guitarist Skyler McKee, bassist Thomas Waale and drummer Luke Mensink—to this point, and now, with their debut full-length Never Nothing due January 19 on Hopeless Records, it’s a trait they’re not about to abandon.

On its surface, Never Nothing is the sound of an up-and-coming band developing their style, bursting with nervous energy, buoyant rhythms and earworm melodies. But spend some time with the songs, and you’ll begin to uncover the weighty themes the band has expertly hidden inside them.

Super Whatevr’s songs don’t seek to push away the darkness. Instead, they invite it in, realizing the only way to move past life’s problems is to tackle them head-on. They’re songs that force listeners to confront the ugliness in ourselves (“Telelelevision”) and those closest to us (“For You”). They come from a dark place, but they’re undercut with a ray of hope.

“All my songs are happy,” McKee explains. “They have a sad tone, but it’s all in a positive manner. I want to help people grow and be vulnerable. If it’s got to be dark, then it’s going to be dark. It doesn’t hurt me, because I know it’s going to help me grow and help other people grow.”

Super Whatevr was born as a vehicle for McKee’s poetry in 2013. The frontman, who up to that point had only played bass, began studying the craft of songwriting with the help of a friend and penning songs of his own. Armed with a trio of influential albums (Cage the Elephant’s Thank You, Happy Birthday, Tokyo Police Club’s Champ and Manchester Orchestra’s COPE), his songwriting foundation took roots in emotive, dynamic rock—all undercut with hyper-personal lyricism. 2016’s Good Luck EP introduced Super Whatevr to the world, and Never Nothing is poised to help the band become a force in the underground.

From the album’s title (“The concept of the album title is that [what might be wrong with you] is never ‘nothing,’” McKee says) and symbolic artwork (a piece called “Out Of You Becomes Me”) to the songs themselves, Never Nothing is a comprehensive, cathartic work about pushing past your demons on the way to self-betterment. Above all else, the band hope it’ll serve as a conduit for happier lives—and not only their own.

“I plan on starting an online therapy session with the therapist who got me through what I was dealing with,” McKee says. “I’ll be directing anyone who needs help to that. I can be the surrogate that helps you get to a place that gets you comfortable. I don’t need to be your savior, but I can be the person who can push you to the place where you can get better.” XX
Ft. Collins, Colorado’s Gleemer is rooted in the micro, the tiny parts of life that feel insignificant until you look back on them later and realize how much you've changed.
Venue Information:
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704