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Yard Act with Gustaf

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
Event Time: 
October 7, 2022 - 8:30pm
$18 advance, $22 day of show

On Friday, October 7, The Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Yard Act to the WOW Hall.



Yard Act are a British rock band from Leeds, comprising James Smith (vocals, lyrics), Ryan Needham (bass), Sam Shjipstone (guitar) and Jay Russell (drums). Their debut album The Overload was released on 21 January 2022 and debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Pitchfork gave the new album a 7.4 and  said the following: 

" In a lean 37 minutes, The Overload earns its hype. It’s a confident debut LP from a young band seizing its moment and cutting the tension with a chuckle. They’re clearly aiming for something big. The ambition doesn’t always work, and the attempt to manifest a Yard Act extended universe yields mixed results. But it’s easy to root for a band whose failure to write a new “Common People” lands closer to “Darts of Pleasure.”

Dark Days had Smith rushing to spit out all his words as the band flexed their post-punk chops and Leeds-specific sense of rhythm and groove (see contemporaries like Galaxians and Big Softy). The Overload is still, indeed, wiry and angular. But now Smith (who’s credited with 50 percent of songwriting, alongside Needham and Shjipstone) and producer Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Algiers) turn down the band’s fury to make room for Smith to perform a classic post-punk archetype: the despondent, overcoat-wearing sloganeer who mocks his peers and uses privilege to attack privilege. He’s too educated to start a riot, but young enough to support one. What we lose in velocity, we gain in clarity."

Critics have categorized the band's music as post-punk and indie rock. Often making use of elements of 1970s Italo disco, ’90s hip-hop and early 2000s indie rock.


Tickets are $18 advance, $22 day of show

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