Barboza Capitol Hill
Thurs June 7, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Robin Edwards
Wax Idols first cast their spell on me with the delightful poppy punk on 2011's No Future, a hook-filled album of bop-along hits for dabbling in Ouija board magic at slumber parties. Since then, the band has gotten into deeper dark arts. Fronted by the captivating Hether Fortune, a Robert Smith in goddess form crooning dark gothic songs about deep tragedy and death and sin, Wax Idols have conjured some more powerful spirits since their debut, 2013's Discipline & Desire. The band’s main single from their last record American Tragic is moody, artfully crafted music for penciling on your waterproof eyeliner to, for listening to in a deep winter fog, for coming upon a magical clearing in the woods and calling the corners. Wax Idols are spooky in an enchanting way, and I'm always intrigued by the powerful magic Fortune continues to create.
Tickets go on sale 3/16 at 10 a.m.