Dowsing, Jank, Boy Rex, Vivan K. 17+ Recommended Soundboard Image

When: Tue., Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. 2016

On Dowsing’s “Outside,” front man Erik Hunter Czaja sings, “Hope we die like we began / In a basement / With no one else around.” From their recent Okay, the local emo band’s first full-length for California pop-punk mini institution Asian Man Records—and first without founding members Marcus Nuccio and Delia Hornik, who left shortly after Dowsing dropped the 2013 LP I Don’t Even Care Anymore—the track is as much about how Dowsing have changed in the five years since they released their charming 2011 debut as it is about looking back while trying to navigate big life movements forward. With its surging waves of guitars that reveal hints of melancholy and joy, Dowsing’s ferocious, lean, triumphant fourth-wave emo injects a shot of adrenaline into the experience of circumnavigating challenges that might otherwise render you listless.

Leor Galil

Price: $10, $8 in advance

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