Magik Markers, XDS, Arctic Flowers
3939 N Mississippi Ave.
[NU NO WAVE] So you gave up on Yeah Yeah Yeahs after their second record failed to cash in on the confrontational art-rock revival you’ve held your breath for since the early 80’s. Throw away the fashion and the polish (and the synths), add a healthy dose of feedback and angst, shake until explosive, and voila—you have Connecticut’s Magik Markers. The antagonistic hijinks of singer Elisa Ambrogio have been dialed back just a tad on 2013’s Surrender to the Fantasy, but don’t expect the focus on melody to vibe out the harshness any time soon.
Where: Mississippi Studios
Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave.