Will You Go to Promcore With Me?

I hope you’ve ordered your corsage, pressed your tux, and made reservations because the big event is this weekend. That’s right: Promcore is back. This one’s for all you grown-up kids who were too cool for your average high school prom (or not, we don’t judge). Bands both local and national are taking prom and making it hardcore.  We’ve gone ahead and linked to the artists, so you can study up before rocking and rolling out this weekend (volumes may vary; listener’s discretion is advised).


Kick off the weekend with the STAG Pre-Show on Friday at Cameron Studios on Main Street.

Racetraitor: This band dates back to Chicago in the 90’s.  Since reuniting in 2016, they have released a record and are bringing their in-your-face brand of social consciousness to Tulsa’s streets.

One Step Closer: Pennsylvania-based band released a six-song EP you can stream now to get ready for the show.

When the Clock Strikes:  This pop-punky band from Tulsa will have you bouncing around like no tomorrow.  Check out their track “Ducks” in the link.

Society Society: If a fusion of punk, hip-hop, and reggae sounds like it’d be right up your alley, Society Society is the band for you.  The band self-identify as “full band hip-hop” and are playing this show just weeks after opening at Cain’s.

Head Over Hills: A reunion show!  The band will be performing together for the first time in seven years, so this is one you won’t want to miss!
Word on the street is there’s an after-party show happening at a top-secret downtown location.

Be sure to head to Cameron Studios by 3 to catch all the incredible pre-show bands! (Yes, we’re talking punctual, not punk-tual.)


Head to the Vanguard starting at 1:00 to catch all of this year’s hardcore-prom court.

Bracewar: Headlining Promcore this year is Virginia’s Bracewar.

Bent Life: Midwest-hardcore Bent Life is coming to Oklahoma from their home-state of Nebraska.

Reunion Shows: DIY-band Hollow Breath split in 2016 but are getting back together for this year’s Promcore.  Enlow, a Christian-hardcore band, started in 2003 and disbanded in 2006, but will be back for one night this Saturday.  Valleys is also reuniting for the cause.

Piece of Mind:  This local band released music just earlier this year and have several shows lined up in the coming weeks after playing Promcore.

The most important part of Promcore?  All proceeds go to the Oklahomans for Equality.  Not only can you rock out this weekend, but you can support a great cause in our community!  So, get dolled up, pick your date up early, and smile for those cameras; it’s time for Promcore.