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There’s no shortage of post-punk bands flirting with success beyond indie spheres these days. Out of the wiry, angular and occasionally dreary bunch, Atlanta trio Omni is arguably the most promising with something still to prove. The group, which includes former Balkans and Deerhunter guitarist Frankie Broyles and former Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner, is more danceable than Parquet Courts and more lighthearted than Preoccupations and Savages—a winning combination. Omni’s forthcoming sophomore album, Multi-task, due in late September, will certainly give the band a chance to cement its place among a field of taut peers.
OMNI Lo-fi pop band from Atlanta featuring former members of Deerhunter and Carnivores. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.
JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry.
DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock.