07.17 (Fri)
Pterodactyl, Gowns, Bridez @ Hemlock

We first caught Oberlin-turned-Brooklyn based Pterodactyl with Cleveland's overlooked gem This Moment in Black History last year, and were blown away by their psych and noise infused blend of indie.

While the genre itself is not entirely groundbreaking, there was something hypnotic about the performance -- the group as a whole appeared in a near trance state throughout the show, entirely engulfed by the music they were producing. With a sound that is at times as ferocious and big as the insanely epic Lightning Bolt, the heartfelt sincerity of the trio came as a refreshing surprise.

We expect big things from these guys as they continue to develop their sound and highly recommend this show.