photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG

White Lung at Tommy's Tavern, 6/29/2012
White Lung

Vancouver's White Lung, who were here back in April, passed through NYC again last night for a show at Tommy's Tavern (6/28), snagging support from local power-pop favorites Nude Beach, plus California X, Casanovas in Heat, The Narcs and Utah Jazz. Nude Beach play again tonight, supporting The Young and Census at 285 Kent with Zach Cale & The Rain Band for what will surely be an extremely sweaty show. More pictures from Tommy's Tavern are below.

I've had a few encounters White Lung and Nude Beach recently (great and great), so the big stand out to me was California X. The Massachusetts band worships at the altar of Dinosaur Jr and Husker Du (which I wish more bands did, truthfully), creating some sugar-y pop melodies buried beneath layers and layers of crunch. This is definitely a heavy band live too; one hell of a first showing in NYC. Stream their killer new 7" below.

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Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

The Narcs
The Narcs

The Narcs

The Narcs

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

Casanovas in Heat

California X

California X

California X

Nude Beach

Nude Beach

Nude Beach

Nude Beach

White Lung

White Lung