Volunteer

It’s been a while, but there once was a time when a majority of heavy music was, well, heavy. Long before the triggered drums and pop choruses, it was honest, real and uncompromisingly aggressive. Volunteer takes its listener back to that time, recalling the sounds of Unsane, Helmet and The Melvins. Featuring former members of Stock Options, Forstella Ford, Traitors and Gasoline Fight, this Milwaukee trio’s no frills blend of punk, metal and hardcore is straight and to the point. With a debut EP in the works and shows to follow, Volunteer are definitely a band to keep an eye on this Summer.
Sahan Jayasuriya, May 2013

Volunteer, They Liver Fest, Chicago. July 13, 2013

Image courtesy of Patrick Houdek. See the flickr gallery here.

News from the Front

Volunteer joins the Underground Communique roster

We are proud to announce that we’ve worked out a deal with Underground Communique, from Chicago. With a discography featuring bands like Shot Baker, J Church, Rollo Tomasi, The Honor System and Get Rad… it was a no brainer that we join forces to put out our debut 6-song 12″. With production already underway, we’re planning our release show at Cactus Club on October 5th, with our friends in Hot Coffin, War Brides and Sinking Suns.

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A total of 12 shows booked, so far.

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Country
06/20/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ We are Hex, Midwest Death Rattle and Soup Moat More information

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Past Shows

Date City Venue Country
04/19/14 Milwaukee, WI Franks Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. w/ Child Bite (Detroit), Soup Moat (MKE) and Pink Eyes (Chicago) More information
03/20/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $8?. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Whores (whores.bandcamp.com) and Lo-Pan (lopandemic.com)
02/06/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Buildings [MN], Deleter and Sweet Cobra [Chicago]
01/04/14 Chicago, IL Township United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2200 N California Ave. Venue phone: (773) 384-1865. Ian’s Party 2014 w/ Ultra Bidé, The Swan King, Cokegoat, The Phenoms, The Mons, Tenement, Hot Cops, Witchfeet. More information
12/06/13 Milwaukee, WI Franks Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: ?. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. w/ In Defence (MN, on Profane Existence) and Assault & Battery (Milwaukee street punk)
10/17/13 Milwaukee, WI Quarters United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 900 E. Center Street. Venue phone: (414) 263-4140. w/ Tyranny is Tyranny (Madison, WI) and Body Futures
10/05/13 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. With Sinking Suns, War Brides and Hot Coffin. Tentative Volunteer Record Release show.
08/11/13 Milwaukee, WI Franks Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: ?. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. Victory & Associates [Oakland, CA] http://www.victoryandassociates.net http://victoryandassociates.bandcamp.com http://www.latestflame.com/content/victory-and-associates-oakland-ca/ Trophy Wives [Louisville, KY] http://trophywives.bandcamp.com/ http://www.latestflame.com/content/trophy-wives-louisville-ky/ More information
07/14/13 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Canadian Rifle, Great Apes and All Eyes West More information
07/13/13 Chicago, IL Ultralounge United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2169 N Milwaukee. They Liver Fest (formerly Weekend at Beer Me’s).
w/ The Copyrights, Great Apes, Canadian Rifle, Hanalei, Low Cloud, Tight Bros, M.O.T.O., Explode and Make Up, Costanza, The Brokedowns, Vegas Witchcraft, Haymarket Riot, Brickfight, Call Me Lightning, Vacation Bible School and more TBA
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07/06/13 Racine, WI Evelyn’s Club Main United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 331 1/2 Main Street. w/ Hot Coffin (ex- Red Knife Lottery / Since by Man) https://www.facebook.com/hotcoffin http://hotcoffin.bandcamp.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGM5Z4DeXNc Rust Belt Demons http://www.rustbeltdemons.com http://www.facebook.com/rustbeltdemons and Space Collector http://spacecollector.bandcamp.com More information

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Image courtesy of Patrick Houdek. See the flickr gallery here.

Volunteer, They Liver Fest, Chicago. July 13, 2013

Contact

Send all show offers, record deals, hate mail and nudy pics to volunteermke(at)gmail.com or use the form below. Whatever floats your boat, dawg.