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CALABRESE THE BLACK ROSE PHANTOMS | MEMPHIS VAMPIRES - FREE | 21+ | 8PM
Sounds Like: Bloc Party, Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World
Bio: Matthew Stolarz was dissatisfied. A Los Angeles native, he had helped form and was playing bass in an punk rock band, but it just wasn't enough. Drawing from a wide range of influences, he had written an abundance of material that needed a proper home. He quit to make this happen, and formed the ...See Full Bio
"On the Active Set's debut full-length, "11," the group bristles with cymbal-heavy rhythms and dagger-sharp lead guitars. Of the band's post-punk influences, L.A.-obsessed Brits the Wedding Present have given the most generously; with their sour vocals, respective frontmen Matthew Stolarz and David Gedge could be dissatisfied distant cousins. But the album showcases an array of styles across its 11 tracks, offering glacial intensity on slow-motion anthem "Sea Legs" and of-the-moment electronic drums and synthesizers on "Counting Out Your Life." "