noise rock, 10 p.m.
Tampa, Fla.’s Zulu Wave crafts bed-sweating indie rock, the kind of music that sounds like the best dream you’ve ever had and the worst nightmare the next second. Not that the band’s music is frantic. It’s carefully crafted experimental pop that’s a little hard to genre-fy. In part, it’s because the guys in Zulu Wave create their songs out of little snippets. “Generally, when we write new music we are inspired either by an individual part or instrument,” says Michael Barrow, Zulu Wave vocalist and guitarist. “We will all try to creatively piece together something which in our minds sounds good. We try to make the whole process as creatively free as we can.” Zulu Wave’s most recent collection is 2012’s Nyami Nyami, and the Tampa outfit’s performance at the Tin Roof will be their first show on tour outside of their home state. Barrow and the gang couldn’t be more excited. “My family has always mentioned how beautiful the city is, drawing from a French, English, and West African culture. I think we as a band have a great appreciation for history and unique cities, so we are very excited to experience Charleston.” —Tamara Younkins MONDAY