Smart bets: Sharkmuffin

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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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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4 thoughts on “Smart bets: Sharkmuffin

    • Kat McReynolds

      If it wasn’t already an actual band name, I’d add it to the growing list of press release band names we’ve been compiling in the Beats & Bites suite. So far, my favorite contributions are: People on the Move (I imagine they’re a nomadic 7-piece with lots of auxiliary percussion) and Four Slice Toaster (electro-experimental hipster trio that loves irony). Feel free to add to the list anytime.

        • Kat McReynolds

          I commend you for finding something positive to say about that name.

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