Shaun Durkan of Weekend talks about Sports and the foibles of music journalism

Formed in 2009, Weekend started out as a trio comprised of guys from punk and hardcore bands in the Bay Area who wanted to do something with a broader sonic palette. Often compared to My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain, Weekend doesn't really sound like either so much as a pop band utilizing noise and driving rhythms.

Sounding a bit like they're doing the musical equivalent of impressionistic paintings, hazy edges and inventive use of color and all, Weekend's sound may be a bit frayed and incandescent, but the group's knack for using abrasive noises in a melodic way is surprisingly effective.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.