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The Nagoya-based band’s second album, PUNK, is terrifically over the top. The current landscape of indie rock produces songs with heavy notes of loss and longing. But Chai is a band who screams yes to joy, and PUNK is a record written in earnest about being yourself, loving your friends, and not caring about what anyone else thinks about the way you live your life.
'This is How You Smile' is Roberto Carlos Lange’s sixth and best album as Helado Negro deepens and expands upon the imagistic nature of his lyrics and cosmic synth-folk. It is a sublime, masterful piece of music.
'Double Negative' from Low demonstrates that the austere trio has profoundly warped their slowcore sound to create an ambitious, modern wonder of an album, an exploration of the song as an imperfect conduit of feeling.
Friday July 20th, 2019
Standing on the Corner
Great Black Music Ensemble
Saturday July 20, 2019
The Isley Brothers
Belle & Sebastian
Cate Le Bon
Sunday July 21, 2019