I love it when I discover some excellent new emo band I’ve never heard before, and the reason I discovered them is because, hey, they’re playing here! That’s the story with Woolbright, who you can catch tonight at The Comm Room. This Floridian quartet just recently released a full-length entitled Busybody Lazybones on Whelmed Records (I dig that label name), and let me tell ya, it’s excellent. There’s some real energy to this band’s melodic riffage, but the slower moments bring out the melancholy resonance of their music in a really satisfying way. I admit, I’m very excited about it. And it’ll be exciting to see them tonight!
Meanwhile, it’ll be TIGHT to see the Weak Days. The excellent local duo just released a 12 inch EP entitled Tight, the lyrics to which must use that term at least a dozen times. But don’t let this silly little tidbit fool you–The Weak Days are an excellent band with some incredible songwriting chops that get shown off to outstanding effect on their latest release. Even if you knew who they were and what they were up to before, nothing will prepare you for how significant a step forward their newest material is. You have to see it for yourself. Do so tonight. Opening sets from local post-hardcore crew Decide By Friday and Doll Baby frontwoman Julie Storey, who’s starting this show on a more intimate level with a solo set, only sweeten the pot.