When: Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. 2019
Montréal’s Wake Island play hard-hitting live electronica. Touching on hard house, ’80s pop, dance-rock and synthwave styles, the group’s music is propulsive, busy and extremely likely to incite a dance party. Named after a Pacific Ocean atoll located halfway between the United States and the Philippines, the band’s moniker symbolizes its members’ split cultural backgrounds. Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal, both Lebanese, explore their North American identities and their roots through their music. Wake Island perform on Friday, October 18, at the Monkey House in Winooski with support from locals Roost, H.L.H. and DJ Disco Phantom. The band also plays on Saturday, October 19, at Babes Bar in Bethel.