Punky Atlanta-based power-pop band The Barreracudas have announced an impending breakup, with only two more hometown shows to go before they hang it up.
Formed eight years ago following the dissolution of several former members’ previous band The Hiss, The Barreracudas quickly attracted a devoted following with their sharp songwriting and corny humor. They released two albums, Nocturnal Missions in 2011 and Can Do Easy in 2015, along with a scattering of singles. They toured frequently and were popular at festivals focusing on garage, punk and power-pop acts, but the last several years have seen several of the members relocate to other cities, making it somewhat harder to focus on the group. While a couple of them have since moved back to Atlanta, including songwriter and vocalist Adrian Barrera after a stint in Nashville’s Those Darlins, they’ve decided that it’s best to end while they’re still firing on all cylinders.
The band will headline The EARL on Thursday, Dec. 22nd, and then will go out with a big ‘ol two-night January shindig at the Star Bar dubbed the Down South Playboy Playoffs. Sixties R&B/garage rock-influenced Atlanta band The Booze will reform to headline on Friday, Jan. 13th, along with sets from a gaggle of fellow Atlanta rockers including Paint Fumes, Shocked Minds, GG King and Ravagers. The Barreracudas top the bill on Saturday, Jan. 14th, after sets from Wyldlyfe, RMBLR, Bad Spell and more.