I cannot get enough of the band Thanks. Upon first listen you'll be greeted by many familiar sounds, but I hesitate to classify them as a throwback band. Imagine Amy Winehouse with a sweet backing band doing some Rolling Stones covers in your friends' basement. Their sound is chilling yet full of energy. The fat soul bass and dance-off between the strong female vocals and the squirmy guitar licks are definite highlights. Although their debut EP Silver Scars Will Be Our Constellations
was just released in November, they have been playing together for over a year, and their live performance is what you should put your money on. With members hailing from local bands such as Little Volcano (who also play this festival), My Autumn's Done Come, Dirty Mittens, possibly—well, probably—others, it's not a surprise they know how to play a good show. Thanks play tonight as part of the Big Ass Boombox festival, a two-day free festival that spills from Backspace and Someday over to Kelly's Olympian and Floating World Comics, with 40 bands and spoken word performers, too! ROCHELLE HUNTER Also see My, What a Busy Week!