I was turned onto the Brooklyn band by my friend Tankboy from Chicago. Not surprised at all that he digs ’em as Dead Stars’ sound reminds me a lot of the bands that came out of the Windy City in the early-to-mid ’90s, particularly Fig Dish. I realize this comparison is going to resonate with probably 1 or 2 people (hi Kyle Sowash) but think fuzzy guitars with power-pop sensibilities filtered through rock bands like Weezer and Husker Du.

Dead Stars rolls into Ace of Cups on the second night of their tour on Thursday night. The band’s on their way to SXSW in Austin, Texas where they’ll play a bunch of shows. Doors at 9, locals Greenjeans kick things off around 10. $6 cover.