Zay it ain’t zo! Everyone’s favorite basketball-themed, post-punk party-rockers are calling it quits. And frankly, it makes us really zad.
On Friday, Dec. 14, Zlam Dunk is playing its final show. Come say farewell at Red 7.
Zlam Dunk has been living the hoop dream in Austin and San Marcos long enough for a second-year senior to have graduated, and in that time they’ve built a rabidly loyal fan base with their raucous, high-energy shows.
The Top Gun references, Patrick Swayze tributes and Black Plague ballads helped established this punk band as a group of dudes who wanted to have fun and not take themselves too seriously. But the seriousness of their musicianship always spoke for itself: the finger wizardry of guitarist Brett Thorne, the octopus-armed drumming of Daniel Vega, the raw charisma of vocalist Charlie Day, the heavy bass rhythms of Taylor Hughes and the propulsive yet melodic keys of Ross Bennett.
Zlam is being supported by some strong local openers, often headliners of their own shows. Instrumental ambient quintet Equals bring its pop-oriented, laser-focused take on post-rock, while boistrous blues-rockers The Couch kick things off.
Watch the band’s newly released music video for the song “British Teeth” below.