Hit Pick

As its name would imply, local indie-rock combo O'er the Ramparts is well-versed in the fine art of the anthem. The band, which appears Friday, June 7, at the 15th Street Tavern, stirs up an epic mess of skittering melodies and saccharine-baited hooks that harks back to the vintage American post-punk pop of Treepeople, Archers of Loaf and Guided by Voices. The show celebrates the release of the group's first full-length CD, titled, fittingly enough, Waves of Static. And while its banner isn't exactly what you'd call star-spangled, O'er the Ramparts flies it with conviction, sincerity and a certain ragged glory.


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