OMNI (ATL/Trouble In Mind) + HEALING POTPOURRI + TBD ~ $8 ~ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
If you dig the sound of an electric guitar slicing through a prickly pop-rock song, Omni is your new favorite band. No joke. The Atlanta trio’s debut full-length Deluxe—released in July on Trouble in Mind Records—is a compact collection of catchy post-punk songs with sharp corners and stony attitude. Drummer Billy Mitchell pushes Omni along like a laser-guided rhythm robot. Philip Frobos’ basslines snap like a rubber band stretched to its limit, and his dead-eyed vocals ably straddle a line between memorable and amelodic. Each member is a vital part of Omni’s admixture. But it’s Frankie Broyles’ guitar—sharp, jangling, rubbery, and weird—that puts Deluxe into a higher sonic tax bracket. His sound should be bronzed and inducted into the Post-Punk Hall of Fame. BEN SALMON
Having a bad day? Want to feel better? Having a perfect day? Want it to get better? Healing Potpurri brings waves of sound that inundate senses with a comforting serenity. It’s like mellow surf rock, but you showed up on a secluded beach with your best friends, and its flat but you still spend all day there and it is one of the best of your life. Hostage Jam has been on repeat all week in my head, and so I thought I would share.