Yet another project with major contributions coming from Ty Segall, who produced their newest album and played as guest on several tracks—and is featured on the lead single “Screaming Eye” which was included as the B-side for their label Famous Class 7” alongside Mikal Cronin. Wand’s music is centered around the underground fuzz rock any Ty Segall fan craves yet includes some vibrant electronic soundscapes that set their music far apart from their closest music relatives. These garage rockers are going to put on a hell of a show, especially in a venue as intimate as the 7th St Entry.
Sounds like: Ty Segall, Temples, White Fence, Pink Floyd
The eleven tracks on Zeus’ newest release, Classic Zeus, find the band expanding their sonic palette beyond fuzzed-out 70’s rock into heartfelt pop as they maintain their razor-sharp wit and airtight harmonies, landing on something shining and unforgettable. Their most concise and collaborative album to date, Classic Zeus finds all four members — songwriting trio of guitarists Mike O’Brien and Neil Quin and bassist Carlin Nicholson, along with drummer Rob Drake — swapping instrumental and vocal duties.
Sounds like: Grouplove, Megafaun, Vacationer, The Morning Benders
Black Cobra is a 2-member doom/sludge metal band from San Francisco. The band was formed in 2001 by guitarist Jason Landrian, formerly of Florida doom band Cavity, and former Acid King bassist Rafael Martinez. Named one of Spin Magazine’s “40 Must-See Acts” at the 2012 SXSW music festival, Black Cobra has the attention of the music community and primarily the metal community. “What we strive for is to be ourselves,” said guitarist and vocalist Jason Landrian. “If you like heavy music you’ll probably like us.”
Sounds like: Weedeater, Goatsnake, Saint Vitus
Young Chicago darlings Twin Peaks will be performing at Radio K’s 21st Birthday Party this Thursday in the Entry. The band is supporting their second LP, Wild Onion (a proper follow-up of their 19 minute debut album), which has been very well-received by the indie rock sphere. The band has been playing their garage-punk rock together since middle school, and are an incredibly talented group, switching between lead vocalists throughout the album.
Sounds like: The Orwells, Parquet Courts, together Pangea
The folk-rock duo from Sheffield, England released their third album this past July,pushing their sound into the soul genre. The two were listening to Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, and Linda Ronstadt while writing their most recent spectacular LP, Complete Surrender. Their songs are influenced heavily by a variety of emotions while remaining completely cohesive and clear in its folk-soul intentions.
Sounds like: Los Campesinos!, Honeyblood, Summer Camp
Any Dinosaur Jr fan already will have this on their calendar, with it being Lou Barlow’s side project band. In the late eighties and early nineties Sebadoh, alongside bands such as Guided By Voices and Pavement, Sebadoh was a crucial part of the lo-fi movement in the rock world. After a 14-year recording hiatus, during which time members pursued other projects while occasionally touring as Sebadoh, the group returned with the Secret EP and a new full-length album titled Defend Yourself, which were both self-recorded.
Sounds like: Dinosaur Jr, Superchunk, Guided By Voices
Bishop Allen is an indie rock band from Brooklyn. The band’s core members are Justin Rice and Christian Rudder, who are supported both on stage and in the studio by a rotating cast of collaborators. The band was formed in 2003 and was the product of Rice and Rudder’s friendship; it takes its name from Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the two lived together after attending Harvard University.
Sounds like: Rogue Wave, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Harlem Shakes