Ride this wave of balmy weather into a space-scape of dreamy punk – tonight at the Middle East Upstairs! Earthquake Party! shoots out waves of square-wave organ and fuzz-ridden guitar with quakin’ poppy drumbeats. The crew of Infinity Girl turns shoegaze on its head: their styles range from hypermanic croon-sessions to explosive ballads, and every tune is dripping with sticky reverb and echo. Raucous garage pop is the specialty of Chicago’s Thunders, and they’re zippy gritty riffs are punctuated by heavily accented drumbeats and wailing vocals. And the noodly top-note runs of Chandeliers cut through a supremely thick mix of chugging brittle chords and surfy vibrato. It’s a gorgeous Thursday night – celebrate it right!
9pm // 18+ // $9