Three headline-worthy bands share 529's intimate stage tonight (Mon., May 27), including two acts from Australia, which arguably has been the most musically consistent continent since the dawning of punk rock.
Australian noise makers U.V. Race, likely the headliners, may draw comparisons to fuzz-heavy American contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees, but their sound owes more to U.K. post-punk progenitors like the Fall and Magazine. The band plays punk rock that is sometimes experimental, but that is not due to a lack of talent. Guitar effects are sometimes used to accentuate songs, not drown out any glaring imperfections, like modern garage-punks are known to do. Also, the lead singer has some range, going from belting out agitated punk vocals that come straight from the gut to providing monotone pronunciations that sound like the product of a non-biological entity. The group even has a movie, for which it provided a soundtrack.
Also hailing from Australia is Total Control, a side project of both U.V. Race and Eddy Current Suppression Ring. This outfit also borrows heavily from post-punk for musical inspiration, mixing the herky-jerky, unpredictable sound of Wire with more modern influences. Plus, its members apparently read Phillip K. Dick and other classic sci-fi authors for outside-the-box lyrical content. And they actually do have something in common with Thee Oh Sees, a 2012 split tour LP.
Parquet Courts are also on this stacked bill. Instead of bizarre experimentation, guitarists and lyricists Andrew Savage (Fergus & Geronimo) and Austin Brown prefer a crisp guitar sound and introspective, poetic lyrics. That's not to say there isn't a smattering of post-punk influence, which can mainly be heard from the grooving rhythm section. On any other night, these guys would be headlining, likely at a larger venue.
U.V. Race, Total Control, and Parquet Courts play 529 on tonight (Mon., May 27). $10. 9 p.m.
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