2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • Jason Alarm

Jason Alarm

Kirk Mason - Drums
Alex Rosendall - Guitar
David Birdsall - Keys
Matt Waterman - Vox & Guitar
Pat Hogan - Bass




Artist Information

Grand Ledge, MI quintet Jason Alarm is a generational clusterfuck. Bearing the banner of an unnamed, undefined (and perhaps nonexistent?) third-wave of synth-saturated counter-culture rock, the band is perhaps simultaneously too naive to scare away from the proggy-structures and ideas defined as sacrilege by its new wave forbears, and too drawn to the the guitar-shredding excess of metal eschewed by its punk heroes to leave either alone. This exuberant lack of shame and demonstration of beyond-its-years talent manifests itself in a youthful and energetic explosion that might not even stretch its toes over the punk line if not for its speed and clever ability to show restraint and rely on simplicity when called for in any given song or performance. This is truly the beginning of a natural convergence between the mid-to-late 90’s midwest synth punk fallout and the still adventurous themes found amongst dad’s record collection (think Brainiac meets Iron Maiden at a Yes concert)…whether the band itself knows this or not is another question altogether.