Teen angst is back in style, thanks to bands like LK Ultra. Formerly known as MK Ultra, the band came touting a name change and songs riddled with anxiousness at their early Sunday set at the Jackpot. But don’t let their age fool you, these kids full on tackled anything from issues facing the Native community to the challenges of living as a trans person. They even brought along a zine called “Being a trans teen in the music scene.”
Life Coach tackled adult angst with their tunes. “That song is about therapy!” they’d chide after a song. They may arrive as a two-piece, but pack bigger sounds, reminiscing about everything there was to like in the 90’s indie landscape (but sans all the bro fragility).