MONDAY, JUL. 15
Speedy Ortiz (MA)
Little Big Bangs
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Speedy Ortiz sort of mashes everything lovable about '90s grunge into one clever set of jams. The drums are super loud and heavy hitting, the guitars hit critical mass and the vocals range from somber singing to straight screaming. Huntronik is modern kraut-esque indie rock. I've someone say "no one likes Little Big Bangs because of their politics," and I think it's bullshit. They're one of the city's best kept secrets. Let's rectify that.
If guitars and drums bum you out, you could always catch the smart and exploratory line-up of hip-hop over at Foam tonight, starring Barely Free Partial Prisoners with B. Durazzo, Knife+Miggs and Contraverse. I did an interview with Jake Cohen of Barely Free over at the RFT music blog today. Read that here.