When Surfer Blood’s Astro Coast hit in 2010, the record felt like Weezer-style grunge rock was having a second coming. What started out as the college musical project of John Paul Pitts turned into one of the indie scene’s most promising surf punk bands of the last few years. Though the release of this year’s Pythons was marred by Pitts’ arrest for domestic battery, he was never charged, and the grappling questions that writhe throughout the album ring of penance in pop form.
Wed., Oct. 16, 9 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013