Speedy Ortiz is the rare post-punk band that's both musically ferocious and lyrically complex. The Massachusetts quartet began when former NYC rocker Sadie Dupuis felt the music-making urge overtake her once more while studying for her MFA at UMass-Amherst. Since forming in 2011, they've unleashed two full-length albums and three EPs to an increasingly fervent fanbase. Their latest effort, the four-track Real Hair EP, finds the band incorporating slightly more hook-heavy, pop-friendly arrangements on songs like the aptly titled "Everything's Bigger" while still sporting serious love for serrated-edge guitar playing. 18+.
Tue., April 15, 7:30 p.m., 2014