Local duo Chew Heart will open up with their twangy, stomping indie pop. Singer Laura Granlund echoes Neko Case's timbre at times as she lays down vocals atop a hard-edged blend of grainy guitar and synth accents. The swirling guitar-rock of Volcanoes Make Islands will be up next. I dug their 2010 EP Sick City pretty hard and I hear they'll be debuting some new tracks from their upcoming full-length at the show.
Headliners Warm Ones, meanwhile, have cultivated their own brand of pop-punk--and I don't mean that in the sense of the plastic, airless junk that corroded the airwaves in the '90s. I mean they've got equal grip on melodic craft and chaos, wielding each with impressive dexterity. They know you don't have to sacrifice muscle to build a perfect chorus. Vocals swoop in and out of lo-fi guitar storms in an absurdly addictive mix of sound. Check out the enormous track "GSS" off of their album Sprezzatura to see what I'm talking about.
Tickets are $10 and available here. Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30, 21+.