Smart bets: Eternal Summers

Eternal Summers frontwoman Nicole Yun isn’t afraid to let out a yelp and a snarl on her vocal tracks, but she also acquiesces to quieter moments. It’s those calm-to-feisty transitions that stick out the most on the Virginia pop-punk band’s recent single, “Together or Alone” — the instrumental equivalent of a heyday Blink 182 B-side. While Pitchfork calls them “’90s alt-rock revivalists,” the musicians’ most recent album title, Gold and Stone, more aptly distills the combination of bright, shiny hooks and driving rock guitar that typifies their sound. So, ready those studded belts for a nostalgic set with support from White Laces and Absolute Fantasy at The Mothlight on Thursday, June 18, at 9:30 p.m. $8/$10. themothlight.com. Photo by Brett Winter Lemon

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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