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Zeus Brings Guitars, Hooks and Harmonies to the Merc Tomorrow

August 2nd, 2012

Although Rob Drake, Carlin Nicholson, Mike O’Brien and Neil Quin perform as the backing band for Broken Social Scene’s Jason Colett, they also make roots music infused with tight harmonies and heavy hooks for themselves under the name Zeus. The band’s melodies and guitar work have earned them comparisons to the Band and Crazy Horse, respectively, which you can hear on their second album, Busting Visions. And while those groups are from the ’70s, NPR Music says, “Zeus has nostalgia in its corner, but the band doesn’t slouch on songwriting.” See Zeus (above, performing the very catchy “Are You Gonna Waste My Time” for thevergeonline.com) tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge.