Live Music

Wax Idols

When: Thu., July 19, 8 p.m. 2018

Four-piece post-punk act Wax Idols from Oakland, Calif., will be bringing their reinvented aesthetic of full-fledged introspective gothic ballads to the Paper Tiger. Their latest album Happy Ending, is chockfull of dark-wave baselines, heavy drums and propulsive melodic melodrama. Lead vocalist and songwriter Hether Fortune serves as a frantic, dreamlike lighthouse as you listen, guiding you through the albums core pilgrimage – the confrontation of death from every angle. Her voice is triumphant and elongated. Robert Smith, the devastatingly gloomy goth forefather who made Disintegration happen (arguably The Cure’s best album) would be proud. The band will open to SRSQ, a textured, hazy and ethereal breakaway project from Kennedy Ashlyn, the vocalist of the Bay Area’s Them Are Us Too.

Price: $8-$10