Extra heavy with LA industrial shoegaze duo Wreck and Reference, w/ Creepers and So Stressed
Wreck and Reference at the Hemlock TavernHemlock Tavern (1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $6
It’s rare to stumble upon a band as difficult to categorize as Los Angeles duo Wreck and Reference. Industrial? Metal? Shoegaze? Screamo? It’s like Swans and My Bloody Valentine had a very angry baby, similar to Shellac but veering more directly into the “this is really pretty” territory, and then suddenly back again. It’s actually amazing what they’re able to accomplish with just drums and a controller: a lush wave of noise, desperate screams and sheer intensity.