Photo Credit: Brian McDaniel
Virginia-based dream-pop outfit White Laces is but one draw on a bill that also features several of Flagpole’s favorite locals: Grand Vapids, Mothers and Oak House. The out-of-towners are touring in support of last year’s excellent Trance, a measured, retro-tinged affair out on tape via Athens label Arrowhawk Records. Like fellow Virginians Eternal Summers, the group takes its primary inspiration from the crystallized pop of the 1980s. Taut and pristine, Trance beats East Coast colleagues The War On Drugs’ 2014 effort at its own game, relying less on cheesy guitar drama and more on razor-cut melody. At the end of a three-week jaunt, expect White Laces’ live show to be in tip-top shape.
10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). caledonialounge.com