In early 2013, I decided to take a dive into the clustered neon depths of the GNAR TAPES catalog. It was a blurred out sonic treat, with bands like BOOM!, the Tubs, and the Future Dead presenting some seriously fun slacker pop. One band, though, really grasped me: Vancouver, Canada’s THE COURTNEYS.

The all-girl Canadian trio chalks out that familiar jangle of the 1980s guitar driven indie pop. But this band creates a sonic color of its own, one that is more of a faded pastel, meant to take on the brightness of their sweet vocal melodies, but also faded with the very frustrated, angst driven lyrics that detail very real woes, as in “Insufficient Funds” and “Social Anxiety”.

But, blah!- thoughts aside, it feels very cool that a chance opportunity presented itself, and that I am finally able to announce that THE COURTNEYS will be performing at Cine El Rey’s upper realm on Monday, June 9th, 2014 – the perfect show to kick off the beginning of a deep summer. Listen to the Courtneys here:

The show will be all ages, and joining the Courtneys will be one of our favorite South Texas based punks, The Sad Campers.


Show details:

Doors: 7pm
Music: 8pm
Cost: $6
Ages: All ages

More info like other good regionals to be added will be coming soon. As always, thanks for the support, and see you at the show.



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