Future Furs, Wild Amphora and Sons of Mars make up Feb. 1 bill
Fans of garage, alt. and prog. rock will want to clear their calendars for Saturday, Feb. 1, when an all local rock bill hits the Aquarium stage.
Future Furs is a three-piece rock band composed of Dave Lund, Matt Steele and Nick Zahnow. The group’s last EP “888” was released in Aug. 2017, however, the group has steadily released singles since.
The group has an undeniable classic rock flavor, impressive emotive riffs and blues-tinted vocals. The band’s latest single, “Man Down”, released July of last year and shows the band at it’s best. The track has a classic rock sound that is both familiar and fresh.
“Get Through” in contrast, is an example of the band’s 90s influences. Elements of Buckcherry “Lit Up” and “Get Free” by The Vines can be heard in the song with its more feral urgency.
Last year was a busy one for Wild Amphora with the release of and subsequent midwestern tour on their second album “L’Appel Du Vide”. The album was a long time coming, as the band’s last album “Roadkill Parade” was released in Sept. 2016.
“L’Appel Du Vide” showcases the growth of the band in the intervening time between albums. While the tracks of “Roadkill Parade” were largely filled with bright, quick guitar work, “L’Appel Du Vide” goes darker, adding weighted space where the heavy topics sink in.
Fans of St. Paul four-piece Weathered, will enjoy these darker, heavier explorations of the void for which the album is named.
“Written in Chalk”
Sons of Mars
In their bio, Fargo blues-rock band Sons of Mars describe themselves as “Hell and heartbreak on the frozen plains.” Jake Asen takes up the mantle as the band’s lead vocalist with Evan Wood on guitar, Nick Fulks on bass and Noah Kensok behind the drums.
The group’s high gain take on electric blues combined with Asen’s high lonesome wail on tracks like “Three Stones” and “Conformity” is reminiscent of Jack White.
In tracks like “Float Me”, Sons of Mars take on a more traditional electric blues sound complete with icy cold guitar solos between Asen’s anguished laments.
If you go:
Who: Future Furs, Wild Amphora, Sons of Mars
What: all local rock show, $7 entry
Where: The Aquarium, above Dempseys on Broadway
When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m. doors 9 p.m. show