World Inferno Friendship Society

The Trigger System/RVA Shows Presents!

World Inferno Friendship Society

Everymen, Toxic Moxie, Hot Reader

Wed, February 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Camel


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

World Inferno Friendship Society
World Inferno Friendship Society
The World/Inferno Friendship Society are a gang of dangerous loonies who like to break things, and who have been making beautiful, orchestral punk rock records since 1997.  They originally signed with the eerily prescient NJ Hardcore label Gern Blandsten (Ted Leo, Radio 4, Rorschach, The Liars) with whom they released 2 albums: "The True Story of The Bridgewater Astral League"(1997), "Just The Best Party" (2002) and a gang of singles which were compiled on "East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today!" (2000).  They have toured incessantly for the last 15 years, prompting one NPR spokesman to comment that the amount of jobs they have been fired from to go on the road would be "enough to save the present economy"[]. 

The World/Inferno Friendship Society consist of 7 to 13 life-long members who enthusiastically delight in encouraging all who identify as youth, both young and old, to change the system. They come armed with cascading piano, ace saxophones, several drummers, snarling guitars, low B bass, and whomever else gets in the bus. The World/Inferno Friendship Society is fronted by an undead Sherlock Holmes, who had his exploits profiled in the NY Times Arts Section for the multi-media stage version of the group's last record "Addicted to Bad Ideas" []. 

The industrious and attractive World/Inferno joined Chunksaah Records' [] (Bouncing Souls, The Loved Ones, The Measure S.A., AOD) roster with their 2005 watershed "Red Eyed Soul" [] which was produced by NYC legend Don Fury [] at his Cyclone Studios in Coney Island, as was the aforementioned "Addicted to Bad Ideas".

On their new release "The Anarchy and The Ecstasy" Inferno hope to make you dance, laugh and cry - often in the same song. With their full horn section, baby grand piano, punk guitar, 5 string bass and dueling male and female vocals, this
freedom fighting, punk-as-world-music cult channels Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Weill and Jonathan Richman on their 13th release. Pushing boundaries, grudges, genres, heartstrings and parole conditions from the cow-punk thump of track "Disarming Smile" to the heartbreaking samba of "13 Years Without Peter King", "The Anarchy
 and The Ecstasy" showcases World/Inferno Friendship Society's refined songwriting style and virtuosic playing. Never fear though, the band hasn't lost the attitude you've come to expect in songs like "I Am Sick of People Being Sick of My Shit".
Based in Brooklyn, NY but soon to be sleeping on your floor, World/Inferno Friendship Society invite you to live The Anarchy and The Ecstasy - and know you want to.

See you at the shows!
Toxic Moxie
Born from the vision of the present day as depicted in 1980s film, Toxic Moxie is influenced by the hours of 1-4 AM, general items that glow or shine, and Groundhog Day. Join us in our quest.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220