Fuuls, local post-punk
FUULS don’t fool around when it comes to delivering a poignant political message. This Missoula post-punk band is a dynamic trio of contemplative souls, searching for emotional justice through their loud anxiety ridden rock. They express frustration with capitalism and patriarchy with a burning anger that sets fire to the stage. They dive into themselves with strength in conviction. Mental illness and existentialism are broached and coped with through cunning lyrics that allow for introspection and a release of emotional expression. Fuuls rise from the rubble of a chaotic world with ferocity and passion. They display a true understanding of the power in using their music as a confrontational tool against injustice.
FUULS play Saturday, March 23 with Apollo Ghost and New Old Future at the ZACC bellow. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a $5 suggested donation.
Fantasy Suite, local country pop
These post-country pop locals are indeed sweet and full of satire with their hopeless romanticism. The Bachelorette fanatics snag the steamiest dialogues from the show’s Fantasy Suite and put them to music. Songs like “Bad Danger Guy” and “Kissy, Kissy,” explore the deeper, darker meaning of reality TV, delivered through catchy pop.
Fantasy Suite plays Monday, March 25 at the Hockey House along with locals Manic Bandit and Bombshell Nightlight, Karen Meat joins from Iowa. Doors open at 8 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. Check facebook for more details.
Trash Babies, local indie pop
“Put on your docs and stomp stomp stomp” to Trash Babies’ “dumpster pop.” This roller skating, rabble-rousing bunch of femmes are about to smash it with their debut house show performance. Their soft-punk, indie-pop is full of short and sweet odes to “trashy girls,” delivered with sass and snark. “Skates on, tits out,” they will show you “what DIY is all about!”
The Trash Babies are playing Tuesday, March 26 at the Hockey House along with locals Yawns, and Ings from Seattle. Doors open at 8 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. Check facebook for details.