Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Janks are a young L.A. crew steeped in ‘60s-influenced pop

The Shivers, The Janks, Fictionist

In what is hopefully going to be an ongoing trend, The Depot is welcoming a couple of young touring groups to the venue with a crazy-cheap price, in hopes of introducing some new fans to both the bands and the club. The Janks are a young L.A. crew steeped in ‘60s-influenced pop and gritty Americana, and they’ve been compared to everyone from Neil Young to Wilco to the White Stripes, using vintage instruments to elicit the classic sounds they adore. The Shivers are a New York City-based boy-girl duo who have spent the past decade exploring garage-rock in its myriad forms, from gritty, energetic tunes to dark ballads. Opening up is Provo’s Fictionist, who are in the final four of Rolling Stone magazine’s contest to put an unsigned band on its cover this summer. Consider this a chance to congratulate the boys in advance. The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 8 p.m., $5 advance/$10 day of show

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