PEARS, New Orlean’s addition to the Fat Wreck Chords catalog, played a mid-week punk show at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. American Mouth, one of Salt Lake’s newer punk bands, opened the night. They played a short set followed by Speak Uneasy and Problem Daughter.
American Mouth started off the show with a sound that compares to Off With Their Heads. They played a couple of songs and showed their excitement to see PEARS play later that night.
Speak Uneasy played second; they had high-energy vocals and explained that they were not at their best due to a previous show that they had a couple of nights before in Vegas.
Problem Daughter followed up and played a set made up of their new material. They explained that they wanted to play their new songs in preparation for studio time that they had booked later this month. Problem Daughter always puts on a good show and this show was no different. They’re easily one of Utah’s finest when it comes to music to this genre.
PEARS showed up at the start of Problem Daughter’s set looking like shit. Their guitar player, Brian Pretus, explained that the band was sick and that they hadn’t slept well. It was obvious by how they looked before their set but was quickly forgotten as soon as they started. Frontman Zach Quinn had the crowd’s attention and fans sang along to their fast-paced set. They played their set straight though with little to no talk in between songs. As soon as their set was over, a couple of the band members dropped to the floor. They gave it their all during their set and had nothing left after the show was over.