We’re midway through August, so make sure you catch some of these great shows before the summer wraps up:
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Color Collage, Atlas Engine, The Foxy Johnstons at Sunnyvale, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night of shiny indie pop this Wednesday night at Sunnyvale with performances from the newly revamped Color Collage and friends. Principal songwriter Shane Conerty recently resurrected the dormant project, expanding it to a four-piece lineup and shifting the focus from creating remixes to producing original content in the vein of Dr. Dog and Steely Dan.
The Foxy Johnstons, a vocal duo that plays sweet soul and jazz-inspired tunes will be opening the show, and likely joining Color Collage on backing vocals for a few songs. Atlas Engine, the project of local musician Nick Lafalce, will sandwich in a solo, stripped-down set of intimate dream pop, including his most recent single “Running.”
Thursday, Aug. 15
Dolly Spartans, Top Nachos, Spud Cannon, Drobakid at Rubulad, 8 p.m.
Thursday night’s lineup at Rubulad is packed with a series of high energy bands that’ll command your attention. Attendees will be treated to the frantic garage rock sounds of both Dolly Spartans and Top Nachos, the latter which just returned from a jaunt down under for their first-ever Australian tour.
Spud Cannon, who formed back in 2016 on the campus of Vassar College, continue to impress both critics and fans alike with their unique feel-good brand of danceable new wave, disco fueled indie pop. Their latest release, Squeeze, soared to the top of the college radio charts despite being self-released. Saratoga Springs indie-psych outfit Drobakid are in town to open this gig.
Friday, Aug. 16
Jacuzzi Boys, Sähd Wyte Guyz at The Broadway, 11:45 p.m
Jacuzzi Boys are in town headlining the late show at The Broadway before a series of dates supporting The Racounteaurs. The Miami trio just shared their fourth single of 2019, a sunny and strummy surf rock track called “Out Of The Black.” Local act Sähd Wyte Guyz, who recently blew the roof off of Market Hotel opening for Amyl and the Sniffers, will get the late-night festivities started.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Summer Cannibals, Field Mouse, Long Neck at Elsewhere, 7 p.m.
Portland’s Summer Cannibals will be turning up the heat this Saturday at Elsewhere. The band, named after the ferocious Patti Smith song, just released their fourth studio album, Can’t Tell Me No, and are touring the country in support of their latest album, with surrounding dates in Philadelphia and Boston.
Cover image courtesy of Jacuzzi Boys
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