When: Sat., Sept. 23, 10 p.m. 2017
Garage punks Apartment 3 dropped a stellar self-titled(ish) debut record in early 2017: Apt. 3 — and then kind of disappeared. Aside from a couple of midwinter and spring performances, the Burlington quartet has been conspicuously absent this year. But now the fuzzed-out slacker-rock outfit is back to remind us of what made that album so special: honest, relatable songs that precisely sum up the bleakness of young adulthood and doomed romance. The scruffy musicians’ outlook may not always be bright and sunny. But the authenticity of their sentiments, coupled with a gift for memorable melodies, is likely to produce more smiles than scowls. Apartment 3 return on Saturday, September 23, at SideBar in Burlington. The Rough Cuts and locals Dirty Jim & the Jim Teachers and Grease Face open.