Optimist reader Scott Clark of Richmond, Virginia wrote in to notify me that his band Ilad is playing at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg on February 3rd. The band is on tour promoting their new album "National Flags" from Syjip Records. If you've never heard Ilad, check out their video for the song "Holy Wars" at the band's site. It's an energizing, politically-charged introduction to their music.
The gig on the 3rd starts at 8 p.m. Matty Charles is opening and Ilad comes on at 9:30. Pete's Candy Store, which, true to its name is a converted candy store, is located at 709 Lorimer Street between Richardson and Frost, near the B.Q.E. For a schedule of all the venue's events, check out Pete's website.