by Kirsty Evans
Gillespie (Vibraphone Records)
Vir sound like the second coming of Gene Loves Jezebel. This is most definitely a compliment — between the swooping guitar riffs, the clever bass lines and the slightly rough, spaced-out vocals, Gillespie has an epic sound to it. Vir are classic indie rock with a slight gothic edge and hints of Primal Scream. Keep an eye on this band —they have all the ingredients needed to really make it big.
At Bottom of the Hill (1233 17th St., San Francisco) on Thursday, July 22. 8:30 p.m., $10-$12