Wally, Sam Bass play the Best Video deck Sat., July 31

Rock band Wally plays the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck on Sat., July 31. Sam Bass opens with a set at 5:30 PM.

Wally is a dream-pop/indie rock band from New Haven, CT. Blending many elements of shoegaze to pop, brothers Lucas and (Best Video staffer) Teo Hernandez along with lifelong friend Alex Blair share a tight relationship that reflect in their recordings and live shows. The trio’s combination of effortless harmonies, ethereal arrangement, and timeless songwriting is reminiscent of The Beach Boys, Cocteau Twins, and My Bloody Valentine.

Sam Bass is a finger-style guitarist and singer/songwriter. His pieces are largely influenced by singers like Elliott Smith and Jason Molina, with an added element of math rock, i.e. bands like Toe, Covet, and Don Caballero.

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and conscientiousness on masks. Not everybody is vaccinated yet and our venue wants to advise caution and consideration for others. Masks are optional outside but required if you go inside Best Video.

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up. (There will also be a Best Video tip jar for donations.)

Parking available behind Best Video and on Thornton Street.