Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
May 14 2019
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
Noise Pop presents...
post punk, indie rock
Heavy/ groovy punk pop
-from Atlanta, GA
- "Framed from within the relentless heatwave of Atlanta, Georgia, Omni cuts through the oppressive humidity of the gilded southern capital with a cool and breezy combo of lo-fi nonchalance. In paying homage to post-punk forebears like Pylon, Wire and Devo, Omni exploits a succinct and focused sound in their 2016 debut. Strung taut with wiry guitar and incisive rhythms, their approach is not without plenty of sneaky, danceable melodies to round off the hard angles. Indeed, ‘Deluxe’ represents a mission statement to cruise a steady though lavish wave of disenchantment like it was 1979.
‘Multi-Task’ is an improvement to that surefire philosophy. Where guitarist Frankie Broyles once kept his noodling perfectly strict and razor-sharp, he now fans and stretches out, allowing his silvery tone to breathe in a way that summons the art and funk of Roxy Music, or occasionally even the cheekiness of Sparks. Vocalist and bassist Philip Frobos continues to ebb and flow with his crisp and oft-detouring beats. Philip’s stony voice retains a detached stoicism with hints of spirit sneaking in here and there. On the road for a solid year and left to finish the record in between tours, Omni ratchets the fidelity higher as the punk gets more ‘proto’ and less ‘post‘—all while the decade melts away – ex post facto, into the late 60s and early 70s. Welcome in the eccentricities, guys.
With ‘Multi-task’, Omni capitalizes on the indulgences of ‘Deluxe’ melodically, rythmically and in their aesthetic indifference. In doing so, they never sound ostentatious during any facet of their evolution. It’s with that expert handling of subtlety that the power trio—recently bolstered by the addition of ex-Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner—has managed so much of its charm in its brief history. Luxuriate in two-minute track after three-minute track of covert hooks that lock into subconsciouses and keep the record spinning, front to back to front again."
-Elyse Schrock: Drums, Vocals
Rob I. Miller: Vocals, Guitar
Alejandra Alcala: Bass
Nic Russo: Guitar
-from Oakland, CA
-"...borrows from the nervous and tense jangle of the FEELIES, the subtly melancholic hooks of Flying Nun’s Dunedin faction, and perhaps most of all, the scrappy and lovelorn guy/gal harmonies of the VASELINES, all while grappling with the realities of daily life and romance in a modern world where hyper-connectivity only seems to result in greater alienation from one another."
- Erika Elizabeth / Maximum Rocknroll
"Tales of love, crushes, and infatuation gone south presented via a mix of Messthetics and Flying Nun sounds at their best. Honest poetry of frustration and heartbreak that even the most emotionally cold can relate to—in the dark and alone of course. “Pretend” embodies that with: “I saw you in the street light, waiting on a car, you were right in front of me, but never seemed so far.” Through all of this, musically and lyrically, there is a sublime quality that can not be denied."
– Matt Average // Razorcake
Burd-Guitar & vocals
-from San Francisco, CA
-Burd is an eruption of twisted fuzz guitar riffs, wacky tempo shifts and mind trips. All while maintaining digestible pop sensibilities. A psychedelic mixture of punk, pop, and grunge, Burd has a versatile sound that delivers a heavy blow.