Public Access T.V. Headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on SaturdayApril 4th, 2018
Amidst some considerable buzz, John Eatherly (vocals and guitar), Xan Aird (guitar and vocals), Max Peebles (bass and vocals) and Pete Star (drums and vocals) formed Public Access T.V. four years ago right here in New York City. And following the arrival of a couple of EPs and singles—not to mention battling addiction, label issues, infighting and losing their East Village rehearsal/recording/living space in a gas explosion—the post-punk band’s debut LP, Never Enough (stream it below), dropped in early fall 2016. “The New York New Wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies,” raved NME. “Never Enough is laser-focused on doing the simple things to perfection: guitar, bass and drums in service of verse-chorus-verse hooks that will rattle around your head for days with rakish, disreputable charm in spades.” This past February, Public Access T.V. (above, their video for “Metrotech”) returned with their sophomore full-length, Street Safari (stream it below), again to terrific reviews. “In short, the world can never have enough albums like this,” said the Line of Best Fit. “Not only have Public Access TV added to the run of great New Wave–tinged pop records of the past few year or so, what they’ve also done is make an album that sounds like the more metropolitan end of New Wave, encompassing disco, punk and ’80s pop.” Back home from the road for the weekend, Public Access T.V. headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night. Local acts Honduras and Pretty Sick open the show.