With a gift for infectious melodies and solid rock’n’roll sensibility, it’s hard not to like The Whigs, at least a little bit—which probably explains their frequent appearances on late night TV. Formed in Athens, Georgia in the early aughts, the trio has five albums of palatable, loudly-produced garage rock. It doesn’t hurt that the lead vocalist-guitarist Parker Gisbert has a voice like Paul Rudd’s stubble—there’s enough roughness to register as manly—or in this case “rockly,” but it’s mostly manicured to good effect.
Wed., Sept. 3, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 3, 2014