Magik Markers

For those looking for a "rock show" that lends itself more toward raucous, primitive sounds, look no further: New England's Magik Markers is coming to town with local scuzz rockers CCR Headcleaner and Portland's Jackie O Motherfucker, July 19 at Hemlock Tavern.

Magik Markers came out of (somewhat) obscurity last year with their first release in four years, Surrender to the Fantasy on Drag City. Unlike previous releases, Magik Markers played with more conventional forms of song structure underneath a thick coat of feedback and general noisiness that the band is known for. Take a gander at their video for "Bonfire", a cut from their latest album, Surrender to the Fantasy below:

And the post wouldn't be complete without dropping a few lines about CCR Headcleaner. The band is most definitely in the running for being one of the Bay Area's bands that sounds like a sledgehammer personified. The band is known to commence psych and sludge rock-infused auditory assaults with each show they play. Overtly flowery descriptions aside, listen to the track "Steal the Light" from CCR Headcleaner's Lace the Earth With Arms Wide Open: 2013 off of Pizza Burglar Records below to hear for yourself:

Magik Markers, CCR Headcleaner, Jackie O Motherfucker
Hemlock Tavern
July 19, 2014
9pm, $10 (21+)