• Counter Intuits

The lineup for this year’s HoZac Blackout has been announced, and it includes some huge names from punk rock history, most notably the Dictators and the Boys. The band at the fest that I’m most excited to see, however, is Counter Intuits from Ohio. A duo of Times New Viking guitarist Jared Phillips and Ron House—who’s played in countless lo-fi Ohio bands—Counter Intuits sounds exactly like you’d imagine a collaboration between these two to sound. It’s off-kilter lo-fi indie pop with a fun, hooky bent—a lot like GBV, but more damaged and with a brighter oddball flare. Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Neo-Confederate Cred” from the band’s debut LP that came out last year. Counter Intuits headline the first night of the Blackout, Thu 5/15.