1. Tropical Popsicle w/ Elliot Tinsley & DJ Ikon
How Much: $5
When: Wednesday, June 20th – 8:30pm
Why: In La Mesa, just outside the riffraff of San Diego, Tim Hines writes and records walls of guitar haze on a four track resulting in a deliciously layered garage-psych shoegaze cocktail. It may be an unusual name, but Tropical Popsicle is an usually good band. The quartet has played with notable bands like Beach Fossils, The Fresh & Onlys, White Fence, etc.
2. 2:54 w/ Widowspeak
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10/$12
When: Friday, June 22nd – 9pm
Why: Both bands on this bill are worth the ticket price separately, and $10 measly bucks is a heck of a deal for both. 2:54 is a shoegaze duo from the UK (although performing live as a four-piece) with melodies that will captivate your soul. Currently based out of Brooklyn, Widowspeak helped open the doors on the dream-pop resurgence with their self-titled debut released on Captured Tracks.
3. The Men w/ Hurry Up & Hausu
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $12
When: Saturday, June 23rd – 9pm
Why: Labeled as a noise/post-punk band, this Brooklyn-based quartet recently released their third full-length album, Open Your Heart, on Sacred Bones Records. After the first track, you take a step back and ask yourself, “This is The Men?” Although it opens fast and furious, the album is filled with guitar solos (see: seven minute psychedelic, “Oscillation”), surfy riffs, and a little twang.
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1. KPSU & PSPS Presents: Grandparents w/ Broken Water
Where: Food For Thought Cafe
How Much: $5/$7
When: Thursday, February 23rd—8pm
Why: One of Portland’s finest up and coming shoegazy psych bands serves up their sound with a side of garage and krautrock. Joining them is Olympia’s Broken Water whose reverb-drenched psychedelic garage jams are second to none. Only $5 for students (with ID) and $7 for non-students. Good times are sure to be had!
2. Quasi w/ Young Prisms & Stay Calm
How Much: $10/$12
When: Friday, February 24th—9pm
Why: This indie rock duo needs no explanation, but you’re really in for a treat with this rad line-up! San Francisco’s Young Prisms are a psych beach-pop five-piece and Stay Calm is the collaboration of Claudia Meza (Explode Into Colors), Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu), and Joe Kelly (formerly of Panther and 31 Knots). Get there!
3. Hornet Leg w/ K-Tel ’79 & Hurry Up
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, February 26th—9pm
Why: If you haven’t seen Hornet Leg, shame on you! But really, Valentine’s is my favorite place to see this primitive rock’n’roll trio. Also on the evening’s roster is K-Tel79’ with members formerly of Best Supporting Actress and Cat Fancy! Continuing in the trio-themed evening is Hurry Up, featuring Westin Glass and Kathy Foster of The Thermals.
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