When: Sat., June 15 2013
alt-shoegaze, 7:30 p.m.
The bill for Oasis’ show on Saturday is huge — there are six bands, four of which are from out of town — but we’re only going to focus on one of them: Pity Sex. The Ann Arbor, Mich., act’s latest release, Feast of Love, is named after a Charles Baxter novel that reworks Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Our record is all about love — 10 different stories that explore 10 different facets of love,” drummer Sean St. Charles says. Since the record draws from early ’90s alternative rock and shoegaze, expect it to be noisy and guitar driven, with vocals divided between guitarist/vocalist Brennan Greaves and guitarist/vocalist Britty Drake. Pity Sex is currently on tour with Connecticut’s The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die and New Jersey’s Dads. “I’m not going to try and peg any of us into specific genres, but all three bands do something entirely different,” St. Charles says. “The DIY punk scene that we all come from has always been accepting of a range of styles.” Baltimore’s In Between and Charleston’s An Era of Echoes and Naps open. -Susan Cohen