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Friends with Pills

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Friends With Pills produces garage-band rock from “under the underground” with an extra dose of punk, marrying slow grunge and hits of trumpet-blasting ska. Established in 2004, the Antioch-based group debuted their first album, Youth in Asia, fifteen years later. Friends With Pills is made of Ben Badura (trumpet), Nik Rinear (guitar), Michael Barney (bass), and Jeff Schmidt (drums). They coined the term “junk” to describe their sound that mashes together jazz, funk, pop, and grunge. Expect a fun show as the band jams and smashes through songs like “Wasting Time with Oberto” and “How Justin Defiled the Frosting”.

Earlier Event: July 20