When: Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. 2017
For a contemporary pop-punk/post-punk show par excellence, Paper Tiger will host three rad California bands this weekend. At the top of the bill, Nathan Williams’ band Wavves has been going strong (to the tune of six albums and near-constant touring) since bursting into the indie music spotlight in 2008 with its gritty, gnarly, delightfully haphazard brand of pop-punk. Wavves has progressed in sound and subject matter quite a bit since the grimy, lo-fi vibes of the albums that first endeared them to the indie press. But, all things considered, Williams and company are still remarkably adept at making music to be bummed out in the sun to. For their part, Joyce Manor and French Vanilla, falling loosely into the same categories as Wavves, make chilled out pop-punk and moody/gently psychedelic post-punk respectively.