8:30 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show
21+ / $7
VARSITY features the powerful, driving vocals of singer/keyboardist Stephanie Smith paired with infectious guitar melodies and exciting rhythm. Besides sharing bills with performers like American Wrestlers, Alvvays, Courtney Barnett, The Hold Steady and Car Seat Headrest, the indie-pop band has produced a number of digital releases— two complementary songs at a time in what they call digital 7”s—that have earned rave reviews and a growing audience with millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify.
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