Spotlight show • The British Columbia-based duo of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals) started playing shows in 2006, but had broken up just as their debut record was released in 2009. "At the time, we were just a local band in Vancouver that no one knew about," King said. "It had been three years, [we] had only played between 50 and 60 shows, recorded a few EPs. It had been fun." But they parted ways — until fans and critics began raving about the album, and Japandroids were back in business. In May, the duo released its sophomore set, "Celebration Rock," an inspired blast of garage-rock that convinces you that a bass guitar really isn’t necessary in the whole scheme of things. "A lot of people perceive that the band was an overnight success or an Internet sensation," King said. "It’s been a long grueling climb." But the climb has been worth it. "You can tangibly hear the band getting better." Swearin’ will open.
When • Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $14 at 24Tix
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