Roof Dogs / Frass Green / Coral Benders / Emperor Plum
Advance $12 | Day of $15
Doors 7:30 | Show 8
Small towns, despite their absence of big city color, often provide an outlet for pent up creativity. Originally formed in Granville, Ohio, the Roof Dogs’ songwriter/guitarists Andrew Marczak and Jesse Cheshire met playing songs at a vintage shop/taco bar. The band’s music still recalls this formative setting. Drawing from an eclectic roster of influences ranging from the country rock of Gram Parsons, art rock legends such as John Cale and Television, to the demented college rock of Soft Boys, the Roof Dogs write rock and roll through the frame of a bygone era. The band is joined by Jesse’s high school classmate Sean Maher on the bass guitar and Columbus native Walker Andersen on drums, punctuating their sound with a melodic and shapely rhythm section.
Informed in equal parts by the energy of early garage rock and Brill Building wistfulness, Frass Green makes nasal pop from the heart of Washington, D.C. The band began as the solo lo-fi project of Joe Antoshak, who released several collections of songs in 2017. They generated a small amount of interest online, which led him to build out a full band. Frass Green is now Antoshak (rhythm guitar, vocals), Tyler Rippel (bass, keys, vocals), Antonio Peluso (drums) and Matt Lachance (lead guitar, violin, vocals). The group’s debut recorded effort, “For You,” saw release in summer 2019.
Washington DC’s Coral Benders reached fried fish acclaim in early 2019 after signing with Long John Silver’s Fish Yeah! Records-the world’s first record label created by a fast food restaurant. Now, the gang is back to doing what they do best: janglin’ the jimmies of vitamin D-deficient deskrats with seafoam garage melodies and “high octane cosmic rippers” that one critic describes as “walking into a bar in Mexico and the LSD just kicked in simultaneously.” The band carries the will of 60’s era surf rock baptized in black-and-white television fuzz swirling in a lagoon of aural flavor.