When: Wed., June 15, 9:30 p.m. 2011
Editor's Note: The Bastages are not playing this show; the third band is Morgan's Edge. See comment below.
If you are a fan of socially aware safety pin-and-leather jacket punk rock, but wish the songs had more topical references to YouTube and the tea party, then getting beaten about by the Bastages is exactly what you need. Tampa's Sleepy Vikings might not be the ideal opening act for these guys—their brand of elusive and thoughtful indie rock is a little far afield. Don't underestimate them, though; the group's full-length debut, They Will Find You Here, shows that this sextet scraps and claws with the best of them. Kicking off the show is Gods of Harvest. By way of disclosure, Indy contributor Danny Hooley plays guitar and sings for the Bastages. —David Raposa