‘CMJ: PS I Love You+Soft Reeds+Dear Comrade’


While your CMJ may pass in a drunken haze of Twitpics and Surfer Blood make-out sessions, let’s make one thing clear: PS I Love You will prevail as the greatest band you didn’t hear. Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, this small guy-big guy duo creates propulsive grunge out of sincerely adroit love songs (see “Butterflies and Boners”), emulating Japandroids’ poppy noise assaults with more technical prowess. Thanks to Paul Saulnier’s incredible knack for arena-sized guitar solos, it’s safe to say that they’re Dinosaur Jr., Jr. With Kansas City’s Soft Reeds and Brooklyn’s Dear Comrade.

Wed., Oct. 20, 7 p.m., 2010