Mikal Cronin + The Entrance Band + Nude Beach
Until Wed Dec 11 2013
Photograph: Denee Petracek
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 12 2013
Mikal Cronin mostly recalls the scruffier guitar bubblegum of the ’90s—Matthew Sweet, Sloan, Velvet Crush, the Lemonheads, etc. You know the sound: everyman lyrics; huge, bittersweet choruses about broken relationships; the occasional woo-ooh-ooh. Touches of piano and blown-out acoustic guitar add a fresh ripple, but Cronin is a student of Guitar Pop 101. Still, he gets an A+ for his new MCII. Opening is California's supercool the Entrance Band, which emerged in the early ’00s as the solo acoustic forum for Guy Blakeslee and has since metamorphosed into an explosive electric trio that evokes late-’60s blues-rock.