Hang Loose with Hang Tight, Mess, and Special Guests at The Ballet Haus
New Jersey-based pop-punkers Hang Tight will be headlining a stacked show at The Ballet Haus
Saturday, May 18th
New Jersey-based pop-punkers Hang Tight will be headlining a stacked show at The Ballet Haus. Joining them are Kansas City emotional indie-rock band Mess, Bloomington, Indiana-based alt-rockers Whale Bones, and hometown hero Teddy Rankin. Also performing is Erie's own One Wing, a young alt-rock act that takes influence from artists like Paramore, Flyleaf, and Halestorm.
"One Wing always brings high energy to the stage, hence why they are on the bill with Hang Tight, a punchy pop-punk band from New Jersey," says Elvis Maryshine, manager at the Andromeda Agency. "Mess sold out their debut record release show this past month, and vocalist Allison Gliesman will send chills through you with their utterly raw lyrics. Whale Bones is an absolutely haunting four-piece and their performance is infused with every honest emotion. Teddy Rankin ties it all together being the best-suited solo artist."
Supporting the show is the quickly growing clothing company Melancholy, whose brand is rooted in "self-love and embracing mental illness." The show is set to take place at the pop-up style venue The Ballet Haus, a portion of the Lake Erie Ballet building Maryshine says she is "overwhelmingly grateful for" and a venue she feels will help turn Erie "back into the entertainment epicenter it used to be."
"These are the shows that help grow the local music community and help garner attention to Erie because we keep having fantastic turnouts for smaller level bands, helping turn Erie into a destination market for larger acts," continues Maryshine. "It's the idea [that] if the kids come out for the small stuff, people will come out for the big stuff. It helps assure agents and managers of bigger acts that Erie isn't a mistake or a waste of time to stop in."
The Andromeda Agency continues to be at the forefront of bringing outside talent into Erie, making it possible for local talents (like our good friend Teddy Rankin) to shine — and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better gig to showcase that. — Aaron Mook
7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. // 1020 Holland Street // $10 Pre-sale, $12 Doors // All Ages, BYOB with 21+ ID