It’s almost the weekend and you know what that means: another group of exceptional bands gather together for a killer show by Illegally Blind. Soccer Mom (100m Records) isn’t your grandmother’s rote shoegaze; these guys take crashing, rapid drumbeats and pile on ultra-gritty guitar and stringy bass, always keeping melodic innovation at the front of their songs. The high priests of Hallelujah The Hills (Misra / Discrete Pageantry) turn their eyes to the mountains and let loose a symphony of deep snare drum, mellow trumpet, jangly acoustic guitar, and crooning quavering vocals. The Guru (Seagreen Records) stacks surly vox, snappy saxophone, and swirling guitar riffs to create a tsunami of surf pop sound. And the hometown grit-pop madmen of Vundabar string together oohs and aahs with brittle tension-seeking guitar and spacey drum tone to make something simultaneously groovy and interesting. Get yourself Upstairs tonight and fill your ears with Illegally Blind’s monster showcase.
8pm // 18+ // $10