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Black Heart Booking Presents:

Authority Zero

September 29

8:00 pm

$15 ADV / $18 DOS

Doors at 7 PM

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Authority Zero has never been called “negative.” Even during a
pandemic, they kept their collective chin up, put their heads down and
wrote what could be called their career album. Released in June 2021,
Authority Zero’s album “Ollie Ollie Oxen Free” takes a line from hide
and seek to encourage fans to leave the COVID-19 depression behind and
celebrate life.
During the pandemic, singer Jason DeVore saw families torn apart by
political views and COVID-19. Now that the divide has somewhat
subsided, it’s time to come out and be yourself again. “The phrasing
in the title track stems from the idea of ‘come out, come out,
wherever you are,’” says DeVore, who co-writes with bassist Michael
Spero. “It encourages a focus on the positive side of 2020, while
still maintaining awareness of the hardships and detriment of it all.
People have been trapped within themselves, depressed inside of their
houses and otherwise. We’ve been separated both politically and
mentally between the left and right, which is very apparent. It’s a
focus of come out, feel free and feel a sense of confidence to live
with an unheavy heart and mind again.”
The title track rattles those cages with DeVore’s encouraging lyrics,
the frenetic blur of Christopher Dalley’s urgent drumming and Spero’s
bass, coupled with guitar licks true to the playing style of returning
guitarist Brandon Landelius. With its updated sound, “Ollie Ollie Oxen
Free” fits in with Authority Zero’s catalog, DeVore says. “It’s more
of the times of 2020,” he says. “We really tried to focus more on the
positive side of things that came from the pandemic, rather than the
negative that came out of it. “We inflect lyrics and music in an
uplifting manner. We wanted to shine a light at the end of the
tunnel.

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