May 26: ADVLTS' Last Show

Let's pour some out for ADVLTS, another good Baltimore band gone too soon. Their Facebook bio describes the band's sound this way: "We play fast, noisy music. Call it whatever you want." And while that's apt, there is of course more to it than that. Members of ADVLTS have been involved in the local scene since the late '90s, including time with acts such as Fuses, Lo Moda, and Slow Jets, which is to say that these guys had chops from the start. Their "fast, noisy music" is a well-honed blistering punk racket that typically clocked in at under two minutes per song, like many of the best punk songs do. As guitarist and vocalist Christian Sturgis told City Paper in 2013, "It's not worth doing if you can't do it quickly." And while the members of ADVLTS certainly don't take themselves too seriously--on the show's event page, they invite people to "celebrate our long, complex, and clearly very, very important musical legacy," tongue firmly planted in cheek--there's no denying their shows are fun as hell. Come by early for openers Pure Junk, Deletions, and Sea Lilies, a newly minted group featuring members of Sick Sick Birds and Dead Mechanical. 8 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855,, $8. (Brandon Weigel)

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