When New York-based band White Arrows decided to cross the country and land in LA, they had one goal: to get stuck in our heads. And despite any blood loss or skull damage that may have caused, we’re sure glad they did. With firm roots in lo-fi garage rock and searing electro-pop, songs like “City Boy” display a worthy arsenal of sharp guitar twangs, stomping drum beats and synths. With a successful Spaceland residency and a newly released EP under their belts, these LA transplants are headed to the Glass House this weekend to cavort with tripped-out indie pop purveyors Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Long Beach’s ballsy “spaghetti western wizard rockers” Bella Novella.
Sat., Sept. 11, 7 p.m., 2010
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.