GOLDEN DAGGER WELCOMES:
THE LAUGHING HEARTS
w/ Diet Lite, What to Do
$10 // 21+
Tickets are required to attend. No Refunds. Artists receive 100% of all ticket sales. This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.
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The Laughing Hearts’ music channels the energy of classic rock 'n' roll and the songwriting sensibilities of modern pop. Coming from a city known for raucous rock shows — from the likes of Twin Peaks, Post Animal, or Rookie — the trio complements insightful songs with a dynamic sound and fiery live performances.
The group’s music is produced by member Ari Shellist and the band recorded Fast & Free at Palisade Studios (formerly Decade Studios) with engineer Alex Burns (Beyoncé, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, and many more). This will be the band’s second EP after a series of singles and their self-titled EP released in December 2017.
A powerful trio showcasing catchy riffs, creative songwriting, and a brand of energy that could be canned and sold, Diet Lite is gritty, feel-good rock ‘n’ roll at its finest.
Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Diet Lite started in 2017 as a collection of various recording projects between drummer Evan Marsalli and guitarist Kelson Kuzdas. The band quickly brought guitarist Max Niemann into the fold, and they’ve been hammering out tunes across the Midwest ever since.
The band’s eclectic style has been described as where “garage rock meets power pop,” showcasing sweet hooks, pungent absurdity, and the spirit of drunken collaboration. The group takes pride in active bass lines, melodically forward verses, and familiar yet fresh material.