Thursday, June 12, 20148:30 pm
Helmed by Montrealer Max Desharnais, Sonic Avenues has been crafting instant ear-candy boogie-punk tunes since 2009. Self-styled as “DIY nude pop,” their new album Mistakes is coming out mid-April on Portland, Oregon’s Dirtnap Records.
Mikey Hepner’s Uncle Bad Touch (UBT) project is a charming and quirky hard rock experience, fusing ecstatic prog/psych harmonies, anthemic vocals and joy of “healing music.”
Pale Lips is a nascent and frantic garage punk project. Very fast. Very mubbled. Oh bliss!
Vancouver’s 4-piece garage rock band Needles//Pins takes the tools of rock/punk and the bombast of 1980s Top 40 (think Robert Palmer or Huey Lewis at their most confident) and fuses it into something unique and provocative.