Tonight's Concert Pick: Wild Flag at Union Transfer - WXPN
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Wild Flag’s self-titled debut brings back teenage memories of angst-ridden nights spent at rock shows in dingy basements. That’s no coincidence, as all the instruments for the album were recorded live—none of that over-processed nonsense for Wild Flag’s well-established rock goddesses. After years of playing in several well-known indie bands (including Sleater-Kinney, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, and Helium) guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Mary Timony, keyboardist Rebecca Cole, and drummer Janet Weiss joined forces and started their own all-female indie supergroup. The 10 tracks on the debut album follow the tried-and-true formulas perfected by the members’ previous bands, but that doesn’t mean that Wild Flag is simply a sum of its parts. If anything, the throwback-rock quartet is a refreshing change of pace from the glut of micro-genre-of-the-week acts currently dotting the nation’s concert calendars. Wild Flag performs with Eleanor Friedberger at 8 p.m. at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are $15. —Caitlyn Grabenstein

Wild Flag – Romance from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Also playing: Welcomes North Mississippi Allstars + Alabama Shakes at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m., $25-$45)

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