DJ & Dance

Beach Slang/Dave Hause & the Mermaid/The Homeless Gospel Choir

When: Sun., Nov. 26, 8 p.m. 2017

Beach Slang frontman James Alex once told Stereogum that every time he writes a song, he imagines scoring a John Hughes film. That's why it makes sense that the name of the Philadelphia-based act's 2016 album is A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings. Even if no one is actually a kid in the now-four-piece, it's all about tapping into those feelings of heartache, misunderstanding and angst so easily felt by teenagers since the beginning of time. The band's music, inspired by 1980s rock bands like the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, is full of delicately loud guitars paired with Alex's scratchy, throaty vocals. Since 2016, the band has added two new members (guitarist Ruben Gallego was fired from the band last year following sexual assault allegations), and members continue to push forward on tour and with new EPs. (Laura Morrison)

Price: $15 ADV, $17 DOS

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