Film School

9 p.m. Wednesday, October 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

Film School

$10 to $12. 314-535-0353.

Greg Bertens began realizing his creative vision with Film School back in the late '90s. The band toiled in relative obscurity until Beggars Banquet introduced its beautifully layered, ethereal noise-pop to the world in 2006 with the release of a self-titled full-length. More lineup changes followed (including the addition of bassist/vocalist Lorelei Plotczyk), and the band constructed one of the best shoegaze revivalist albums of the decade, 2007's Hideout. Most of that cast returns for the new Fission, which sees Plotczyk take a front-and-center role as a songwriter and vocalist. Her light and airy (yet slightly demented) pop confections rub off on Bertens, but the band's calling cards — an eerie sense of darkness lurking around every corner, coupled with hypnotic, effects-laden noise — is still present.

About The Author

Scroll to read more Music News & Interviews articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.