BEN WEASEL AND HIS IRON STRING BAND
We really do lower the bar.
Mixing gritty vocals and a poppy, melodic sensibility with a bit of an aggressive streak, the Mizzerables are the kind of punk band that makes you want to put your arm around your buddy’s shoulders, raise your beer and sing at the top of your lungs. It’s good time rock-and-roll meets pop punk.
Drawing on influences like The Methadones, Pegboy, The Lawrence Arms and Naked Raygun, The Mizzerables are every bit a Chicago power pop punk band with a splash of Hot Water Music and early Green Day thrown in for good measure.
While the Mizzerables is a relatively new band, its members are no newcomers to the Chicago punk scene. Joe Mizzi provides the lead vocals plays guitar formerly lead About the Mess and Ten Ninety. He also contributed to Common Rider’s 2002 album This is Unity Music and the subsequent tour.
Guitarist Adam Instefjord and drummer Dave Vazzano (both of the anthemic punk band Lights Alive) and Korey Brisendine (of Bottle Kids) hold down the back line.
The Mizzerables are currently recording their first LP (due out this summer) and will be kicking off a midwest/east coast tour March 22 in Chicago.
includes Meet and Greet/ Sound check/ Early Entry