by Bao Le-Huu
Friday, June 29 – Flashlights
with Duck, Little Brother, Duck!, Surfin Serf
1042 N. Mills Ave.
Man, you guys still haven’t caught on to Titusville’s Flashlights yet? Damn. What’s wrong? Don’t like bursting hearts, in-the-red fuzz and basically the sound of total freedom? Although still overlooked, they remain one of the brightest young bands to emerge from Central Florida in years, and their overdriven, lo-fi but impossibly melodic garage-punk will make your brain explode with joy like a can of fluorescent paint. But perhaps knotty punctuation is more your bag, in which case fussily named Portland band Duck, Little Brother, Duck! should really get you hot, or at least their equally complex math-punk will. And if that’s still not esoteric enough, then Orlando band Surfin Serf has got your back with possibly the most complicated jazz-pop the city has ever seen. – Bao Le-Huu