Though the term "blast beat" is nowadays most commonly used when discussing metal and/or DJ breakdowns, The Blast Beats
are nothing of the sort. No, Blast Beats instead rely on '60s pop melodies that are doo-wop meets jangly garage rock. And to be honest, most of the garage rock-iness comes from their very lo-fi production, which gives their songs that dusty vinyl feel. Of course, the production could be that way because the four songs they do have online right now are on a release on their Bandcamp titled, yep, "Demo." Still, it's hard to not wanna shake your shoulders to the bass-y boogie of, "Why Don't You (Tell Me)" or get lost in the echoing vocals of "Shimmy Shimmy." LISTEN: "Shimmy Shimmy”
| Also appearing: The Rich Hands
, Swimsuit Addition
, Dumpster Babies
9:00 p.m. Thursday, 11/8. Stage Bar. 21+. $9.