Show of the Week: GO4FREE to Protomartyr at Starline Social Club 3/11 (SUN)

ProtomartyrWritten by Chandler Kirkman //

Protomartyr //
Starline Social Club – Oakland
March 11th, 2018 //

Detroit’s Protomartyr have been making waves with their post-punk material, which features Joe Casey (vocals), Greg Ahee (guitar), Scott Davidson (bass) and Alex Leonard (drums), ever since they formed back in 2008. Four years after joining forces, the quartet released its debut album No Passion, All Technique via Urinal Cake Records.

That same year, Protomartyr followed with their single “Colpi Proibiti” before dropping Under Color of Official Right in 2014. Filled with a raw sensibility and highlighted by Casey’s baritone vocals, the band’s sophomore LP became a sensation for post-punk fans, who often compared its sound to Joy Division, the Fall and Nick Cave.

Protomartyr, after rising in the punk scene, came back a little more than 12 months later with their third album The Agent Intellect, which was critically acclaimed by a multitude of major media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone and Spin.

After touring all across the U.S. and Europe while performing at South by Southwest, CMJ Music Marathon and Pitchfork Music Festival, Protomartyr signed with Domino Records a year ago and delivered their latest studio effort Relatives in Descent that shows the group’s continued evolution through new layers and insights without taking away the edge it once cultivated in earlier times.

This Sunday, Protomartyr will pay a visit to the Starline Social Club in Oakland and hit the stage for a special live performance. Tickets are available for $15, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.

Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

SYML: March 7th (WED) @ Swedish American Hall                          
Sander Klingenberg: March 10th (SAT) @ Mezzanine


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