City Paper is not for tourists
The members of Tiger Horse claim influence from all kinds of places: the Clash and Guns N’ Roses, pizza, puppies, whiskey—even Sex Bob-omb, the fictional band from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The band’s music reflects this grab bag approach to inspiration: Heavy percussion and quiet, breathy vocals yield the musical equivalent of mumblecore on “Too Bright,” while the bouncy “Hey This Is Love” sounds like a C86 outtake. The young quintet, native to the District, has been gestating in the local garage rock scene since 2012, and its simple, catchy compositions don’t require too much heavy thinking. If you’re curious about how pizza fits into the band’s sound, bring a pie with you to Fort Reno. Just remember to leave the whiskey at home. Tiger Horse performs with Baby Bry Bry and the Apologists and Aloners at 7 p.m. at Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. fortreno.com.