It’s weird to think this trio hails from Tampa, Florida—because outside of videos of idiot college kids drunk on spring break, what good has ever come from the Sunshine State? But here we are with Merchandise, a band with a cult-following so strong it’d make Stephen Malkmus jealous. Carson Cox’s haunting voice is supported by a melodic blend of punk, noise, and goth, the exact kind of music that makes you want to kiss (read: do it with) somebody after midnight.

Sat., June 21, 8 p.m., 2014

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 18, 2014

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