Charlotte Day Wilson hails from a booming Toronto R&B scene, but rather than match the pitch of the party, her debut EP expresses earnest contemplation over its six tracks. See her Sept. 19 at Crystal Ballroom with Local Natives.
This month, Acapulco Lips comes to town in a not-so-surfy season to remind us all what a radiating, hot summer style can do to rainy days here in the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes we just have to let that reverb hit and groove to the rhythm.
This Seattle-based trio produces an authentic Northwest sound, full of steady percussion, heavy and flowing bass and intense, double-picked guitar solos. Originally from Austin, Texas, singer and bassist Maria-Elena Juarez shares feelings of broken-hearted, yet energetic, persistence. Seattle guitarist Christopher Garland plays the six-string with intensity, keeping parallel time with the hard-hitting drumming of Davy Berruyer, who came all the way from Grenoble, France to anchor the sound.
The trio dropped its self-titled album in April and set out on a month-long tour of the West Coast. The national rock ‘n’ roll scene has welcomed Acapulco Lips with open arms. The band has sheer confidence; when a party needs to go down and sad dreary feelings need to be eradicated, they’ll help kiss all that nonsense goodbye.»
– Ellis Samsara
*Acapulco Lips plays Mississippi Studios on Dec. 11 opening for The Cave Singers. Get tickets here.