When songs max out around the 3-minute mark, there’s no room for fluff. That’s why Sharkmuffin packs each no-frills tune with driving guitar, barking-yet-catchy vocals and the occasional Lauper-style yelp, lest listeners begin to doubt the girls’ command over their more feminine sides. Frontwomen Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch’s DIY approach to bandhood — hand-drawn titles on cassette releases and booking proposals through social media posts, for instance — pairs seamlessly with their scrappy compositions. Although Sharkmuffin’s full-length debut, Chartreuse, isn’t officially out until Friday, Aug. 7, the band brings its angsty, pop-punk catalog to Tiger Mountain on Tuesday, July 28, at 9 p.m. Weeed and Blizzard Babies open. $8 at the door. facebook.com/tigermountainthirstparlour. Photo by Alex Citrin
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