Indie-pop outfit Coconut Milk isn’t necessarily the type of band you would expect to play Velvet Lounge. Nonetheless, their fluffy, danceable songs have a wide range of appeal. Fans of bands like Bombay Bicycle Club should get to the show in time to catch Coconut Milk before Super City and get ready to fall in love with this fun Cincinnati-based group.
So you lucked-out and managed to get a ticket to Toro Y Moi before they sold out. Now get the most out of that ticket by getting to 9:30 Club in time to see Vinyl Williams open. Vinyl Williams’ sedated psychedelic grooves will have you feeling loose well before Toro Y Moi jams out “Rose Quartz” on Wednesday evening. Toro’s Chaz Bundick also plays bass with Vinyl Williams, so it will almost be like an extended Toro Y Moi set.
Baltimore-natives Wing Dam play with the energy of an 80’s power-metal band, but their unique punk sound stands out as distinctly original. Perhaps it’s in the vocals, which stand in sharp contrast to the heavy distortion of the guitars. Catch them first in an unbeatable lineup that also includes Young Rapids and Ava Luna.
There’s something surfy about the bouncy punk-rock that White Reaper riffs on. With super-fuzzy overdrive and fun lyrics, you’ll definitely want to get to the Rock and Roll Hotel in time to catch them jam before Twin Peaks takes the stage Friday night.
Who said the funk parade had to be funk-exclusive? If you’re looking to escape the funky mayhem for a bit, come see a psychedelic set by Crocodiles. Check out the video for their song Crybaby Demon below, and see why they’ll make an excellent opener for Baby Bry Bry.