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Pomegranates
Homebase: Cincinnati, Ohio
Sounds like: Honey-laced, sunshine-infused pop, vocals that are a hybrid of James Mercer and Thomas Mars
Etc.: Aloha’s T.J. Lipple helped mix the group’s latest offering, “Everybody, Come Outside!”
See them: Oct. 22 at Rock Shop at 11:10 p.m.

“We Could Have Escaped” by Pomegranates:
Quest for Fire
Homebase: Toronto, Ontario
Sounds like: Tom-heavy, druggy psych-rock
Etc.: According to a Spinner interview, the band is named after the movie and book of same name (unfortunately, not the Iron Maiden jam).
See them: Oct. 21 at Bruar Falls at 8 p.m., Oct. 22 at Union Pool at 9:45 p.m.

“I’ve Been Trying to Leave” by Quest for Fire:
Robert Lester Folsom
Homebase: Jacksonville, Fla.
Sounds like: The harmonic perfection of Brian Wilson mixed with the approachable warmth of Neil Young
Etc.: He owns a house-painting business.
See them: Oct. 21 at Knitting Factory at 9:45 p.m.

“Ginger” by Robert Lester Folsom:

Santah
Homebase: Champaign, Ill.
Sounds like: Walkmen-esque vocals, jaunty pop
Etc.: The group recorded their LP in Pieholden Studios only a month after Jay Bennett passed.
See them: Oct. 21 at Public Assembly at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 22 at Rock Shop at 9:10 p.m.

“Neighbors and Cousins (Are We Lovers?)” by Santah:
Ty Segall
Homebase: San Francisco, Calif.
Sounds like: Garagey dance jams laced with surfy sensibilities
Etc.: Segall collabed with Jeff the Brotherhood to drop a 7” last summer that they intended to come in a variety of colors but instead appears in mostly “a peachy salmon or a peaches and crème.” And we featured them in a June 2010’s Best of What’s Next.
See them: Oct. 24 at Knitting Factory at 12:10 a.m.

“Pretty Baby, You’re So Ugly” by Ty Segall:

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