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Filmstrip with Aircraft and Nick Gordon & The Hall of Fame

Filmstrip with Aircraft and Nick Gordon & The Hall of Fame

Wednesday, June 6

Filmstrip is the type of band you would expect to see on the front page of Pitchfork. Singer Dave Taha sounds a lot like David Bazan, their songs are as depressing as the National’s, and their guitar tones are as stressed out as the Deerhunter’s. These days there is only one thing that could make a band like this cooler than being featured on Pitchfork though, and that is not being featured at all. The hype machine and the automatic haters have not tainted the three-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio yet. You can still discover this band on your own, and that feeling of discovery is a rare one these days. Singer/guitarist Taha, his brother and bassist Matt Taha, and drummer Nick Riley have spent most of their lives playing music together in one form or another and in 2009 formed Filmstrip. Their latest album Feeling Like Infinity, the follow-up to their 2010 record Everything Can Change, is a shift from post-punk to post-grunge culminating in the very Nirvana-like live track “Should Have Seen It Coming.” Maybe, after a little bit more success these guys will be smashing their guitars at the end of each set. Don’t miss Filmstrip when they play The Vault on Wednesday (June 6) with local support from Aircraft and Nick Gordon and the Hall of Fame. —cory perla

9pm. The Vault, 702 Main St. (884-7172). $5.