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Get OFF! at the Lodge Room

Get OFF! at the Lodge Room: OFF!, one of Keith Morris’ projects (see also Circle Jerks, FLAG), perform at the Lodge Room in Highland Park on Saturday, on a bill with Zulu.

Earlier in the year, the band announced that it was rereleasing its catalog via Fat Possum Records. A press release read, “OFF!, the punk braintrust formed in 2010 by Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Brides), recently announced they’d signed to the meticulously curated indie powerhouse Fat Possum for both future releases and back catalogue reissues. Details of the latter have just surfaced, with vinyl reissues of the band’s acclaimed first three albums set for release in late July. Comprising deluxe colored vinyl editions of 2010’s First Four EPs (available for the first time ever on LP format, replete with gatefold sleeve), 2012’s OFF!, and 2014’s Wasted Years, the reissues are available for pre order now.”

We spoke to Morris for a cover feature in May, and he said, “The OFF! situation is that we’ve recorded our new album three times with three different lineups. Right before the pandemic, we hit a wall. We had a problem with a member of the band overstepping his boundaries and trying to pull off something that you don’t do to your bandmates. No details, but it was seriously uncool. One of the guys got fired, the other guy quit, and it was time for Dimitri [Coats] and I, if we were gonna keep the band going, to come up with a new rhythm section. We couldn’t be more excited. We’re releasing 16 songs for the new record, which comes out in September. We signed a deal with Fat Possum Records, who are great.”

Now that they’re settled, see them for yourself.

Get OFF! at the Lodge Room: OFF! perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 at the Lodge Room.

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