Brave fans braved potentially threatening weather; it smooth poured with tons of lightning out at my house in the hours before I left to head downtown, but The Hawk was spared such drama. Load in, soundcheck, my moles on the inside let me know all was well. Rain dotted the evening, never really coming down in quantity, just a smattering to humidify things to “moist” levels.
Roger Sellers brought along Matt Hines of ATH faves The Eastern Sea to go acoustic, Alec Ounsworth took advantage of a little extra time in the schedule to play some songs solo not often heard live and then piloted the whole band known as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah through a set of folk music disguised as indie dance party classics and new stuff that I actually enjoyed A LOT.
Read on for thoughts and plenty of pics…
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Begin a busy show week tonight, and yes, it will be hot, but suck it up. Satan says dance in the 100F courtyard of The Mohawk with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Roger Sellers is opening with an acoustic set, that should be interesting. Alec is in the middle slot with some solo work. We’ll see what that is all about, double duty on a hawt day.
Take a listen to a slice of the new epic stuff with this.
Update: COLD FRONT?
Alec Ounsworth, former lead singer of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and his new band Flashy Python is coming to Emo’s on Friday night. Ounsworth will be joined on the stage by our very own Michael Kingcaid of What Made Wilwaukee Famous. Word is the former CYHSY lead singer will perform his own solo material as well as songs from his new band Flashy Python.
Download: Flashy Python – Cattle’s New Clothes [MP3]