Photo by Tiffany Yoon

The latest show offering from the local wunderkinds of Professional Fans comes in the form of Weekend, Big Ups, and Never Young performing at Bottom of the Hill this Friday.

Headliner Weekend hails from Brooklyn, but is signed to Oakland label Slumberland Records (Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Joanna Gruesome). Weekend culls from heavily instrumental acts that sound like introspective guitar-led forays into the (inevitable) apocalypse, ie: Mogwai and Porcupine Tree.

Below you can see Weekend performing a full KEXP set in a church:

Big Ups’ frontman Joe Galarraga oscillates between a deadpan baritone and a snarling scream. The effect is a raw remembrance of the better punk bands from the aughts. KEXP compares them to Jesus Lizard and Fugazi, but admits they have their own slant. Their debut and only album so far, 18 Hours of Static, was released January 2014, and you can listen to “Goes Black” after the line break.

Never Young features one of The Bay Bridged’s own writers, Nikolas Soelter, on guitar / vocals. The noise punk outfit is signed to Father / Daughter Records.

Weekend, Big Ups, Never Young
Bottom of the Hill
August 7, 2015
9:30pm, $10 adv / $12 dos