BEAR MOUNTAIN at Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Friday (June 14), 1 am, NXNE wristband or $15. nxne.com.
If you've never heard of Vancouver's Bear Mountain, here are two things you can expect from their show: lots of dancing, lots of emotion.
How can we be sure?
Exhibit A: the four-piece electro pop band's penchant for blissed-out synth chords, syncopated bass lines and dramatic buildups of catchy beats. Needless to say, their debut album, XO, is a dance partier's dream. (Plus, the band just finished a tour supporting the ever-energetic Bloc Party - it's safe to say they know how to get a crowd moving.)
Exhibit B: sharing the synthesizer spotlight is Ian Bevis's hyper-vulnerable voice - usually sampled or drenched in effects - singing about all the girls inside his head.
It could get emotional for some audience members. Hopefully they can just dance it off.
If you like Bear Mountain, also check out Blue Hawaii at Comfort Zone, tonight (Thursday, June 13), 1 am; or Kontravoid at Blk Box, tonight (Thursday, June 13), 2 am. Both NXNE wristband or $15.