Nothing, Soul Glo, and Noun bring a diverse punk bill to Anchor Rock Club - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Anchor Rock Club in Atlantic City, NJ hosts Philly favorites and hardcore shoegazers Nothing on October 8th. Joining Nothing is punk rockers Soul Glo and Noun, the solo project of Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster. Philly hardcore fans won’t mind the commute to Jersey for this bill, which boasts three heavy-hitters in a 650-person capacity venue.

Nothing’s latest LP, The Great Dismal,came out in 2020 and was recorded throughout the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately for Nothing, their quarantine circle featured masters of Philly music such as producer Will Yip, harpist Mary Lattimore, and Alex G. The Great Dismal is Nothing’s third album back with Relapse Records after a brief and unceremonious stint at A389 Recordings. Thematically, the record touches on frontman Domenic Palermo’s chronic health issues. In addition to touring the new record at Anchor Rock Club, Nothing also has a show on October 16th at Union Transfer with Frankie Rose and Enumclaw. 

Cut from a similar cloth is Noun, a less-noisy version of Screaming Females but with catchy-er melodies. Marissa Paternoster has been quietly working double-time to produce material for both Noun and Screaming Females concurrently, and the results are distinctly unique.

Soul Glo rounds out the bill with a complex, ever-changing sound that touches on screamo, electronic noise, classic hardcore, and more with lyrics that are intensely personal as much as they’re intensely political; the band recently joined the roster of Epitaph Records and released two EPs this year.

To buy tickets and browse more show dates, check the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch Nothing’s video for “Catch A Fade” from The Great Dismal below.

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