How many Courtneys make up the band The Courtneys? It’s actually only one. Although that fact may disappoint you, their live set most certainly won’t. After a solid tour earlier this year co-headlining with Jay Som, The Courtneys are ready to take the road again, returning to Great Scott on Monday October 16 with Versing and Weakened Friends. We’re excited for the show, and you should be too! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show below.
There’s something about listening to The Courtneys that instantly teleports you to driving in a van through the empty parts of the United States on tour. The heavy bass, simple drums, and catchy as hell guitar riffs make up music that’s not quite indie rock, not quite punk, and not quite pop. It’s unique, fun, and addicting in a way unlike any other band right now.
With related artists on Spotify like AP favorites Stove and IAN SWEET, we needed to check out Versing. Their album just dropped on September 29, and we see why The Courtneys took them out on tour. Their sound meshes well with similar heavy bass and fun guitars, but what Versing have to set them apart: a tilt to the shoegaze side of life.
Weakened Friends are local (enough) heavy hitters. Their new track “Hate Mail,” featuring the infamous J Mascis, makes us eager to hear new songs from them. Honestly how has this band not totally blown up yet? Maybe this will be your last chance to see them in so small a setting. We’re just betting that.
The Courtneys, Versing, and Weakened Friends
Monday October 16
1222 Commonwealth Ave.
Allston, MA 02134