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The Cash Registers with opener Immune Friction
March 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Student, advance $10, at the door $12
Adult, advance $18, at the door $22
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
The Cash Register’s mastermind, John Bendik, was already a veteran of the Pittsburgh hardcore scene at age 18. His bands Poisoning & Savage Amused had a brief existence, but left a lasting impression on the East Coast hardcore scene. Mind Cure Records recently released Savage Amused first album-length demo to great acclaim. After moving to New York City in the early 90’s, John formed the Cash Registers. The band played a melodic-frenetic style of punk & garage rock playing 100’s of shows in and around the East Coast, including a dozen or more at CBGB’s. The band released 2 E.P’s and a batch of compilation tracks for Flipside, Go-Kart & more before splitting around 2000. Now the band is back playing shows & writing and recording new songs. John is remastering dozens of Cash Registers unreleased tracks for immediate release.
Bennington, Vermont based band Immune Friction started off as a pseudonym for Manhattan-born singer/songwriter Christopher Dayton. Along with being a gifted writer, he honed his musical skills in college, graduating with a degree in music from Keene State. Chris focused mainly on guitar, but he also plays piano, drums, bass, and sings. He began playing open mics while in school and went on to play at many local venues and opening for several acts. He collaborated with many musicians, trying to achieve the perfect mix for his music until he met drummer/singer Justine Curry in 2010. Justine is a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and has been singing since she was 4 years old. Drumming didn’t come until later, although she cites watching her older sister learn the instrument growing up as a big influence. It turned out to be in her blood, as she would later find out that her great-grandfather was a jazz drummer. Chris and Justine started meeting to work on a few of Dayton’s songs and had instant musical chemistry, even laying down a recording the first day! He had long been looking for a female vocalist to join his band and her drumming style fit his songs perfectly. Along with then bassist Jeff Coulter, the group played a few gigs and recorded an album before Jeff moved away to study art. Instead of disbanding, or looking for a replacement, the two decided to move ahead as a duo and haven’t looked back.