La Armada at 1372 Overton Park 

This Thursday, November 8th, Latin punk band La Armada takes over the new DIY venue on Overton Park Avenue. Local label Fat Sandwich Records is sponsoring the show and is also responsible for La Armada's latest, eponymous full-length.

Fat Sandwich Records' owner Daniel Drinkard described the band's sound as "thrashy hardcore punk, with lyrics that deal with the oppression Latin people have endured from political leaders over the years." Drinkard first heard the band when he was living and playing music in the Dominican Republic, the band's native country.

"In high school, I lived in the Dominican Republic, and La Armada were a band that my old band would play with," Drinkard said.

When La Armada relocated from the Dominican Republic to join the thriving Latin American punk scene on the South Side of Chicago, Drinkard approached the band about putting out a full-length album. The result is a heavy but fast-paced punk record indebted to the sounds of 1990s East Coast metallic hardcore. The 500 copies that Drinkard pressed quickly sold out (the first record on his roster to do so), with a repress of the record coming out this past September.

Chaos Order, formerly known as the Westbound, will open the show in Memphis, along with local punk band Bail.

This is the first show in the new recording studio and show space at 1372 Overton Park, but music fans may remember the spot as the former crash pad of Memphis musicians Lucero (the address serves as the title for one of the band's albums) and His Hero Is Gone.

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