The debut EP of John Travoltage may be titled Done to Death, but that certainly doesn’t make their charmingly familiar brand of power-pop any less catchy. Recalling everything from the heavier side of Cheap Trick to the scrappy ’90s pop-punk of Superchunk, this San Francisco-based four-piece delights with their seemingly boundless energy, penchant for loud, bright guitar lines and wry, pointed lyrics.
Single “Buckskin” is the one you’ll want to crank–with its charging chorus and boisterous back-beat, it’s likely to induce enthusiastic mosh pits at live shows. The accompanying music video emphasizes the band’s quirkier side. It’s replete with obscure horror movie clips spliced between a live performance, a timely release with Halloween lurking right around the corner.
The Loose, I Am The Albatross, John Travoltage, Joan and the Rivers
Eli’s Mile High Club
October 23, 2015
8pm, $7 (21+)