The Pack A.D. Play the Late Show at Mercury Lounge on ThursdayOctober 25th, 2016
Singer-guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have been making punkish, bluesy garage rock since forming the Pack A.D. a decade ago in Vancouver, B.C. Thanks to their energetic live performances—and for the fact that they make a lot more joyful noise than you’d expect just two people can—they’ve been compared to the White Stripes and the Black Keys. Touring and recording have kept the Pack A.D. (above, doing “Yes, I Know” for CFNY FM, 102.1 the Edge) very busy over the past 10 years. And to that end, their sixth studio album, Positive Thinking, comes out in the U.S. next month. “Blasts of powerful guitar and rhythm that sounds like two, sometimes three percussionists carry along their tradition of satisfying grunge here, but the songs feel more cathartic than celebratory, the crashing cymbals and flurry of toms reflecting the honest, raucous lyrics,” per Exclaim. “In face of adversity and/or uncertainty, the best choice is to fight on. Why not do it with a contagious rock riff and Black’s versatile voice?” They’re getting ready to head to Germany this weekend, but you can catch the Pack A.D. live on Thursday at Mercury Lounge. Hollerado and Thick open the show.