By Michael Hamad
3:45 PM EDT, October 7, 2013
A home-area show by Northampton-based noise-pop quartet Speedy Ortiz (pictured) probably shouldn't be missed. Their sound has been too-often characterized as retro-'90s alt-rock, but the band is getting well-deserved media attention for Major Arcana, the full-length debut by singer/songwriter Sadie Dupuis, drummer (and Connecticut resident) Mike Falcone, guitarist Matt Robidoux and bassist Darl Ferm. Dupuis, a poet and MFA student at UMass Amherst, writes amazing lyrics, but her melodies (check out "No Below," for example) are just as memorable.
Oct. 11, 140 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA, (413) 237-3550.
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