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Not into awesome free parties with seasonally appropriate entertainment and alcoholic whip cream
? Seriously? You're not? Well then what the hell's wrong with you? Anyway, point is you can still hear some worthy rock 'n' roll over on the East Side if the Hallo-Cream party isn't your style. Locals Heartbeater
are releasing their new EP at The 5 Spot, and that's something I approve of heartily
Newcomers Heartbeater might not realize it, but they've Frankensteined themselves up a pretty sweet little genre-combo with their brand-new self-titled EP. The four tracks on Heartbeater's eponymous debut are a gritty style of pensive rock 'n' roll that meshes the stout rhythmic backbone of Pixies and other gnarly early grunge and college-rock acts with a wet, Southern-tinged wall of surfy guitars. Though these riffs might just be nicked from J. Mascis' private backlog, frontman Greg Mabry's no-foolin' vocals and Jon Shoemaker's loping bass lines recall heartland rockers like Springsteen and Petty.
I might just have to hide out on the East Side for a bit if the couple's costumes I got for my girlfriend and me
don't go over well. Hammertorch are no longer on the bill, but Bad Cop and Powerbrrrd open. Go support the locals.