When: Sat., Sept. 7 2013
rock, 10 p.m.
Shark Week is not just a popular summertime event on TV, it’s also a pretty popular band name. In fact, there are at least four bands who call themselves Shark Week. However, Kip Smith, bassist for Chattanooga, Tenn.’s Shark Week, doesn’t seem to be bothered by the moniker his band shares with three others. “Yeah, we want to play with all of them and have a bill of bands just named Shark Week,” says Smith. The Chattanooga-based band started up when the members were in high school. Back then they bonded over packs of cigarettes, epic guitar riffs, and George Jones. In 2013, they released a seven-song self-titled EP that mashes up the Strokes, the White Stripes, Calexico, Black Mountain, and the Velvet Underground. Great stuff. Currently, the good-humored rockers are finishing up a new five-song EP. “Our biggest dream in life is to throw TVs out of hotel windows, sleep with models, and have alligator-skinned underwear,” says Smith. “Once we get signed, we’re all getting ‘I Love Momma’ tats.” —Kalyn Oyer SATURDAY