On July 24th SF Bay Area Melodic Hardcore band Worthwhile posted a tweet saying “Got some news coming up…Stand By”. Little over a week later and we get hit with the bombshell that they are breaking up. They will have one final show in the Bay at the legendary 924 Gilman St. On that bill is a TBA special guest, along with their friends In Her Own Words, and Eidola. Below is the statement the band released via facebook on August 3rd, 2017.
“Thank you so much for the love and support you have shown Worthwhile over the years. It has been such an amazing adventure for us and we owe it all to you. We want to let you know that we will be taking a break from Worthwhile after one final show. We don’t quite know what music looks like for us next, but we feel it is the best decision to step away from the band right now and focus on our lives outside of music.
We have a farewell show scheduled at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA on September 1st. It would mean the world to us if you came out to celebrate an amazing few years of memories surrounding Worthwhile.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We love you all!
James, Luke, Daniel, Joe, and Kyle”
If you didn’t know who worthwhile was, definitely check out their first full length from 2013 titled “Carry On Kid”. It was released through Invogue Records, and produced by Sam Pura(TSSF, Basement, Hundredth). This is definitely my favorite album of theirs, not only for the sound but the lyrics as well. They really resonated with me personally when I was making the transition towards moving away from home and off to college. Maybe it’s just nostalgia but I think this’ll be one of my top albums I can sit down and listen to at any time. Right below is the music video for the song “Unlovable”.
They later went on to sign with Hopeless Records and release their 2nd album titled “Old World Harm”, which didn’t really live up to the magic that was Carry On Kid. It was a great record, but there was just something about Carry On Kid that really got me at the time I heard it. You can watch one of their music videos for Relentless off OWH down below.
Worthwhile Farewell Show @ 924 Gilman St.
Author: Ben Schlotthauer
Born & Raised in Northern California
Attending Chico State for BA in Music Industry & Tech
Bassist of Chico Feet