FROM ACROSS THE POND: Yuck

April 01. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

Photo by Amanda Penlington

Yuck is one of the most exciting bands to emerge in the UK in the past year. Long before their self-titled debut was released in February, they had built their excellent reputation on the strength of their live shows. Recently, they gained many new fans at SXSW. They’re a pretty shy bunch but on stage their musicianship is all that matters. They play with reverb and feedback, making each show a unique sonic experience. Their fuzzy, slightly grungy, sound has many people comparing them to Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. In truth, they’re the grimier English cousins of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

You can catch Yuck at the following venues in the US and Canada:

04/13 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
04/14 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
04/15 San Diego, CA Casbah
04/16 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
04/18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ~
04/20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ~
04/21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom ~
04/22 Seattle, WA Neumo’s ~
04/25 New York, NY Webster Hall ~
04/27 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church ~
04/28 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club ~
04/29 Northampton, MA Pearl St
04/30 Montreal, QC Café Campus ~
05/01 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre ~
05/03 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall ~
05/04 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall ~
05/06 Washington, DC Black Cat ~
05/07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
07/17 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
~ with Tame Impala

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