Sheer Mag show why their stars are aligning fast

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THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND
Sheer Mag and Flamethrower, Will’s Pub, May 18
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
Sheer Mag is a young band that’s rising hard with lots of street heat, enough to all but guarantee that their debut album (Need to Feel Your Love) slated for July 14 release will pop off. And from the full, buzzing and rowdy house that received them, Orlando knows the deal.
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
If a pure rock & roll dance party could be bottled, a Sheer Mag show is what it would look and sound like. They may be from Philadelphia but there’s a lot of Detroit gold in their shine. It’s ‘70s rock glory done with classic punk spirit and delivered by a singer who is a goddamn boss with a knock-down voice.
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
I haven’t felt this much early fire from a band in a long time, and this show testified to their phenomenon. Punk has been flirting with the ‘70s for a little while now, but this is the act that could possibly tip that sea change. Revivalism never felt so fresh.
Sheer Mag at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Sheer Mag at Will's Pub
Of the all-good local openers including Autarx and Bubble Boys, the surprise revelation was Flamethrower, a new band containing members of modern thrillers False Punk and Gross. Like those bands, these guys have a roar that comes on like an avalanche, and it’s some of the most exciting hardcore to rise here in a while.
Flamethrower at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Flamethrower at Will's Pub
Flamethrower at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Flamethrower at Will's Pub
Flamethrower at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Flamethrower at Will's Pub
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