Seriously one of my all time favorite live bands- Masked Intruder will be taking over the 7th Street Entry on Sunday, October 20th. Believe me— you need to see these guys.
By now you know the colorful backstory behind the ski-mask clad, punk rock felons in Masked Intruder. They met in prison, are constantly being thwarted by their court-appointed chaperone Officer Bradford and got really, really hot playing in those masks on last year’s Warped Tour. What you may not realize is the scope of their musical tastes and abilities, facts that are undeniable when it comes to their third full-length, Masked Intruder III. While the Ramones remain to be a touchstone for the band, this album sees them implementing elements of classic American pop, Doo-wop and rock with sonic hooks so sharp it’s a wonder that Officer Bradford hasn’t confiscated them as lethal weapons.
Lyrically, Masked Intruder III is mainly about love or robbing banks – and in the case of “Just So You Know” it’s about both. However at their core, these songs are about are the universal need for human connection as experienced through love, heartbreak and an uncomfortable level of creepiness when it comes to personal boundaries (which is also a hallmark of many traditional love songs). The album kicks off with the band trying to beat rap on the upbeat, down-picked opener “No Case” and like the aforementioned movies that it was inspired by, Masked Intruder III ends on cliffhanger as the band are once again being taken back into custody. Will they escape? Will they ever find love? Do they ever wash those ski masks? The album leaves us with more questions than answers.
Supporting Masked Intruder will be The Bombpops. We put a lot of thought into being able to tell stories with these songs,” says Jen Razavi who, along with Poli van Dam, founded The Bombpops in 2007. Together, Razavi and van Dam became the band’s backbone, writing songs that highlighted their dual guitar attack and were carried by their pitch-perfect vocal harmonies. It’d take the band a decade to release their first full-length album, but 2017’s Fear of Missing Out was a perfect distillation of everything they’d been working toward. And now, with the Dear Beer EP, they’re proving that there’s plenty more where that came from.
Local favorite Tightwire will get things started so don’t be late!
Tickets are still available HERE!
Remaining Tour Dates:
10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
10/15 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
10/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
10/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel Music Hall
10/18 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry