You’ll Want to Stay Up for This One! Wintersleep + Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Tonight

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band have certainly gone through a lot in the past few years. From a well-planned debut shrouded in mystery to an extreme amount of success on the local and national scene to band reorgs to family issues to more band reorgs, the band’s seen nearly as much a young band can see on a personal and professional level. With a backstory that for years was more compelling than their music, the band’s really starting to come into its own as frontman Benjamin Verdoes comes to terms with a trying recent past.

While the focus of the Sound on the Sound-hosted night rightly is on the rebirth of MSHVB and subsequent EP release, we highly recommend getting their early to see the opening bands. In particular, Wintersleep promises to put on a great show as the Juno Award-winning band translates their orchestral, expansive radio-ready indie rock to an intimate venue like CCT. The Nova Scotia band will pull from its past decade of intelligent, guitar-driven rock songs that feature enough pop-savvy to make everyone in the audience question why they haven’t heard more about this band all along. All in all, tonight’s Columbia City Theater offering is one you definitely won’t want to miss.

6/1 Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Wintersleep, You Are Plural @ Columbia City Theater, Doors at 9 pm, $12

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