is giving back to the Florida coastline that in many ways is the band's
identity. Drenched with beach imagery formed on local shores and
uplifting indie-rock tropes, Astro Coast earned the band a national following (and New Times'
Best Album of 2010) and significant cachet as a touring act. Still, the
guys haven't lost sight of where they came from, having recently
announced a benefit show to help repair the environmental damage caused
by the BP oil spill catastrophe.
Advance tickets are available here.
The Oil.Spill.Benefit, presented by TheHoneyComb.com
at Propaganda, also showcases three local acts who can match altruism
with artistry just as effectively: synth-rock act the Jameses (singer Dan McHugh
sometimes wears a manatee T-shirt), the psych-rock splendor of the
Dewars, and Chill
garage rock blasts. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Florida
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Oil.Spill.Benefit, with Surfer Blood, the
Jameses, the Dewars, and
Chill Pillars. 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Propaganda, 6 S. J St.,
Lake Worth. Call 561-547-7273, or click here.