Wax Fangs Jan. 30 performance at Exit/In was regrettably postponed due to The Situation 2010. But perhaps the now-legendary Southern ice storm is proving to be a bit of unforeseen providence, because it pushed this show back just far enough to ensure one thing: Both of the local bands on tonights bill will now be playing Bonnaroo. The Non-Commissioned Officers and How I Became the Bomb won their respective Road to Bonnaroo shows on Feb. 22 and March 22 at Mercy Lounge, and the result is that tonight we get a little pre-Roo sampler, with Wax Fang added to taste. And in case youre wondering what Wax Fang sounds like, lets just reach back to my initial Critics Pick from a few weeks ago: Alongside contemporaries like My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses, a band like Wax Fang might sometimes get lost in the shuffle of ambitious Southeastern indie-rockers. Theyre hard-touring and capable of producing an epic amount of sound considering their three-man lineup, but they havent quite reached the level of recognition they truly deserve. The fact of the matter is, however, if youre looking for the sort of band that might conventionally be referred to as a power trio, youd be hard-pressed to find more apt candidates. Glad I remembered to hit save.
Fri., April 2, 9 p.m., 2010