UPDATE On Wednesday afternoon, well after this show preview went to print, promoters and bands decided to cancel the show in the best interest of the health of the community. "With numbers climbing and the inevitable surge upon us, we just feel it's the humane thing to do and don't want to be contributors to any remote chance of someone getting sick from our event," Keith Ulrey wrote. "Presale tickets will be refunded asap. 2021 go fuck yourself. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc etc etc."
Promoter Keith Ulrey is still trying to keep things safe at the 18 and up show with many protocols in place including a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (within 48 hours of the event)—as an alternative your may volunteer proof of vaccination. Masks are also required—a last minute decision in response to the rise of Omicron.
Ulrey’s '90s-era emo band Pohgoh is part of a stellar lineup featuring musical friends we haven’t heard from in a bit.
Hardcore act Meatwound is back after a two-year hiatus, coming through with new songs in hand. This is also the second show in two years for St. Petersburg punk outfit Permanent Makeup; seeing Susan Dickson, Chris Nadeau, and James Bess back on stage will be the much needed therapeutic reprieve from familial duties.