Chad Valley, Ski Lodge, Renny Wilson

When: Sat., April 27, 9 p.m. 2013


Nostalgia is a powerful drug. And this bill will easily dose those hungry for goopy, laidback pop ensconced in mid-'80s Top 40 or the more recent wave of chillwavers. UK group Chad Valley's "Fall 4 U" is an unapologetic nod to the kind of low-grade pap that made Billy Ocean such a hit, only double the irony. Edmonton's Renny Wilson rides a similar groove, but with a little more substance. His latest LP—the fittingly titled Sugarglider—straddles the line between kitsch and sheer brilliance, a cohesive piece of work where songs dissolve into one another and rarely let up. It's best not to over think things here. Just let the sugar rush take over and let the good times roll. MARK LORE

Price: $8-10

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