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Gustaf’s goal is one that shines in its simplicity: to make you mosh. The female-fronted band can rightfully claim a spot as one of the favorites in the New York underground scene, but they’re also making waves beyond. They already played to sold-out venues supporting acts like IDLES and Dehd. Their music is danceable art-punk with disco beats and ripping guitar lines, akin to the likes of Talking Heads, ESG, and Parquet Courts. Their debut album, Audio Drag for Ego Slobs (2021) is just as enjoyable as its title suggests and it’s follow-up Package Pt. 2 (2024) is equally a total joy to hear. The hooks, riffs, and rhythms dig in instantly. But it’s the larger questions Gustaf asks about how we deal with ourselves and one another that make these songs so repeatable. The band finds the space between the good-times rock gig and the late-night philosophizing that happens when it’s over. Sing along, read along, dance along: Gustaf works on whatever level you need it.



August 31 (Sat)



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