Dead Poet Society

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, May 18
Doors: 7pm
Dead Poet Society: FISSION Tour
with Special Guest ANDRES

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm

Following on the heels of their acclaimed debut full-length “–!–“ (2021), “FISSION” seeks to unpack the personal journey its creators have been on during that ride to date. “FISSION”, as its title hints, is a 13-track study of personal change and the turbulence of growth that, as Underkofler attests, takes “a microscopic and broad look at the events that changed who we are.” To that end, there are deep rakings over the coals of relationship breakdowns, examinations of addiction in all its guises, ruminations on the responsibilities and challenges of adulthood, and struggles with the evolution, loss and continual search for self. “In a lot of ways this album is about unpacking those emotional pains that come with being an adult, Underkofler says.

“The past few years have left me in a constant state of growth through the life events of which I’ve had little control, or which didn’t pan out the way I wanted them to,” the frontman admits. “There’s a ‘before’ you, and an ‘after’ you, and there’s no going back. Life tends to force your hand, and it’s futile to fight it. You have to accept that things that happen to you will change you, and let them build you into the next phase of who you are.”
Growing up in Bakersfield, California, Andres Aparicio started his musical journey at the age of eight when he picked up the violin after seeing an orchestra performance. During his teen years, he picked up a guitar and listened to early 2000s post-hardcore and emo bands, which would later become the primary influence for his first band, Terra Alive.

After seven years as Terra Alive, Andrés decided to rebrand his music by using just his first name. Revamping the Terra Alive sound on his first Andrés debut Strange Memories on This Nervous Night in 2017, he amplifies his pop, hip-hop, R&B and jazz sensibilities to the forefront of his new, polished demeanor with his Latin roots making slight cameos. Gradually gaining popularity among the scene, Andrés has made big strides, having collaborated with scene favorites such as Kurt Travis and Strawberry Girls along the way.

Ticket Tier Info:
General Admission Tickets – Standing Room Only

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Dead Poet Society is a band from Boston.