What do you mean you don’t love Sheer Mag? Get the hell outta here. For those of you in your right mind, you’ll be glad to know the Philadelphia power-punk quartet will play Dublin’s Grand Social on November 5. Tickets are priced at a ridiculously reasonable €15 and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10am.
Sheer Mag are essentially the Jackson Lo-Five; that’s not meant as a term of derision, rather one of the endearment. They’ve taken the best parts of the Jackson Five, which would be Michael’s vocal melodies, wrapped it up with early 1970s classic rock and punk music and filtered it through early 1990s lo-fi recording a la Pavement or Beat Happening. While there’s no denying that it is a great deal of fun, the group’s previous singles are a testament to that fact, with their most recent 7 Inch release, III, it’s becoming apparent that are signs of strain in their…