Born out of a “screw it, the economy sucks, let’s start a band” mentality, Rogue Wave generate a blissfully pleasant sound that lands somewhere between Simon & Garfunkel softness and the Shins-type folk pop jangle. Unsurprisingly, the group comes from laidback Oakland, CA and their catchy, vocally-driven melodies have landed themselves across tons of film and TV soundtracks. With a ‘90s indie slacker feel, and a dreamy but compact iteration, it would be hard to have a bad time at one of their shows.
Fri., June 21, 9 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 12, 2013