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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre dream punk band Spur

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre dream punk band Spur
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City: Wilkes-Barre

Genre(s): Dream punk rock

Years active: 2014-present

Sounds like: Spur is punk music to get lost in, tripping down echoing hallways of forgotten emotions and ending up dead center in a bouncing club crowd. As subdued as it is aggressive, this is rock with pop hooks surrounded by indie/alternative ambiance – dream pop that won’t have you gazing at your shoes.

For fans of: Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Pity Party, Pity Sex, Lemuria, Cayetana, Sleater-Kinney, Lush, My Bloody Valentine, and Radiohead

Number of albums/EPs released: Two (self-titled EP and demo EP)

Latest album/EP: “Demo ’16,” released Feb. 16, 2016

Fun fact: On the group’s recent tour, they exclusively listened to Kendrick Lamar.

Online: Facebook, Twitter, and Bandcamp

Upcoming shows:

May 15: River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) with Mock Sun, The Spook School, and Lauren from Worriers, 8 p.m.

May 28: The Bog (341 Adams Ave., Scranton) with Family Animals and Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife, 8 p.m.

June 5: Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76, Philadelphia) with Dead Broke and Piranha, 7 p.m.

July 8-10: Yardstock at Par Glass House (740 Ridge Rd., Orangeville)

Aug. 13-14: The Wrecking Ball ATL at The Masquerade (695 North Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA) and Old Fourth Ward Park (680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, GA) with Quicksand, L7, Thursday, Drive Like Jehu, Dinosaur Jr., American Football, Motion City Soundtrack, Gorilla Biscuits, The Bouncing Souls, Touché Amoré, Bayside, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, Tigers Jaw, Juliette and the Licks, The Menzingers, and more

Photo by Kenzie Gasper

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