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

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A total of 34 shows booked, so far.

Upcoming Shows

No shows booked at the moment.

Past Shows

Date City Venue Country
03/04/16 Chicago, IL Quencher’s Saloon United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2401 N Western Avenue. w/ Hungry Man, Grizzlor, & Bardus More information
03/03/16 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 500 Temple Street. BESERKERFEST III w/Voivod + TBA More information
02/05/16 Chicago, IL Burlington Bar United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3425 W Fullerton Avenue. Venue phone: (773) 384-3243. w/ Arriver and Cougar More information
01/08/16 Milwaukee, WI Frank’s Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. w/ Buildings, Midwives and Soup Moat
11/27/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Deadset, Heat Death, and Importer/Exporter More information
11/06/15 Milwaukee, WI Frank’s Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. First show as a four-piece. w/ Rolo Tomassi (Chicago)
08/22/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Them Teeth +2 TBA
08/21/15 Chicago, IL TBA (Chicago, IL) United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. w/ War Brides and Them Teeth
08/21/15 Chicago, IL 1st Ward Events United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2033 W North Ave. Venue phone: (773) 537-4441. w/ War Brides, Them Teeth and The Terrible News
08/20/15 Grand Rapids, MI Rocky’s Bar and Grill United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 633 Ottawa. w/ Ozenza and Them Teeth More information
07/22/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Bardus and TBA More information
07/07/15 Milwaukee, WI Cocoon Room United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 820 E Locust St. w/ Abrams [Denver], Papertowns and Monotaur
06/19/15 Chicago, IL LiveWire Lounge United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3394 N.Milwaukee Avenue. Venue phone: (773) 756-5363. w/ The Mons, Buckingham Palace SVU, + TBA
05/08/15 Milwaukee, WI Frank’s Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. w/ All Eyes West [Chicago], Sin Bad, High Priests [Chicago]
04/18/15 Milwaukee, WI Quarter’s United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 900 E. Center Street. Venue phone: (414) 263-4140. w/ Buildings (MN), Fake Limbs and Like Like the the the Death
04/17/15 Racine, WI Evelyn’s Club Main United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 331 1/2 Main Street. w/ Like Like the the the Death, Fake Limbs
12/12/14 Milwaukee Riverwest Public House United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 815 E Locust St.. w/ Space Collector and Nadoula (feat. members of Enabler and Drumlins)
11/12/14 Milwaukee, WI Burnheart’s United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2599 S Logan Ave. Three Floyd’s – Punk House Kegger Party w/ Soup Moat. Bands start at 7:30. More information
10/30/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ Child Bite (Detroit), Like Like the the the Death
10/17/14 Sturtevant, WI Route 20 Outhouse United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $28. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 14001 Washington Ave. Venue phone: (262) 898-7900. w/ The MisFits and Rust Belt Demons More information
09/03/14 Milwaukee, WI Quarter’s United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 900 E. Center Street. Venue phone: (414) 263-4140. w/ Megaton Leviathan, Vitail Doual, Soup Moat, and Hideous Replica
08/02/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Hot Coffin ( http://hotcoffin.com/) and Old Northwest More information
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
04/19/14 Milwaukee, WI Frank’s 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 Frank’s 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 Frank’s 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

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