After a dreary and wet Tuesday, there was a last minute change in venues and door times from The Mohawk, but if anything, this seemed to draw more people to the warmth and comfort of Red 7. The eclectic hodgepodge sound of opener Deradoorian served as an interesting juxtaposition to the drama of Zola Jesus‘ pop music.
Read on to see how the night unfolded and see some pics from the ever talented B.Gray.
So it’s cold and rainy… the perfect excuse for you to stay home tonight and watch a movie like a loser, right? WRONG. Tonight at The Mohawkinside, locals Reservations are going to bring their delicate folk tunes to your ears, and you don’t want to miss them. Jana Horn’s beautiful vocals accompanied by soft acoustic guitar and those swelling drums are sure to make for the perfect warming ambiance. Tickets are cheap and this full night of music includes Ama and a split EP release of Dwight Smith and Nathan Wilkins (Hikes). If you weren’t already persuaded, listen to the track below and it will help you make up your mind.
When it comes to indie rock that’s on the folksier side, I’m pretty much a sucker for two things: harmonies and effortless guitar riffs. So when I heard this new single from locals, The Dirty Heat, I was almost instantly on board and ready to share this track. “Too Small,” the song below, is a new single from these up-and-coming gents that has just enough campy jangle to make sure your toes never stop tapping. While it begins pretty starkly with just some drastic vocals, quickly the simmering drums are introduced as well as that groovy guitar riff that never ceases to ground those soaring vocals. Take a listen below and check out their debut album.
As Free Week comes to a close this weekend, we hope that you’ve already gotten out and about support the locals ’round these parts, but if you haven’t, you still have time to layer up and brave the arctic tundra to enjoy living in the raddest city for live music and don’t forget to buy some merch from your favorite and do your part. There are of course tons of other shows out there that are yours for the taking, but here are our weekend highlights after the jump. Have a great weekend and drive safe!
Austin-based filmmaker Karen Skloss has a new project, The Honor Farm, which is a thriller set on prom night. To celebrate this new film and kick off it’s fundraising in style, head over to Cheer Up Charlie’s tonight in your best getup to go to the mock prom you wish your prom was, with spiked punch as well as some sweet bands. Playing tonight for you to get down to are: Wil Cope, Panoramas, John Wesley Coleman, and DJs RT and Ray. Get on your dancing shoes and prom best and go have some fun while supporting your local film scene.
It’s Thursday, and you’re ready for the weekend already, so what other choice do you have then to head over to Lamberts to start Friday a little early? Really, none, as BLXPLTN are bound to kick you in the face with their afropunk badassery so hard that you’ll miss Friday altogether. Tickets are only 6 bucks if you buy ’em early, so you have no real excuse not to get yourself to Lamberts tonight to enjoy some of the tracks from Black Cop Down. These locals are joined by Berkshire Hounds to balance your rock with something a bit mellower. Get in the mood with “Pressure” below.
Yup, it’s everyone’s favorite time of the week once more: the freakin’ weekend. Time once again to rejoice that regardless of the time of year, you still live in a rad city that has a plethora of options for ways to spend your free evenings. So before you totally check out for the eminent feasting that awaits you in Turkey Day, figure out what shows you’ll be checking out this weekend. Lot’s of local options, so get your butt out there and support your city and the bands that make it one of the raddest ones around!
Xetas, Fea, Prince, New China @ Beerland // Doors: 9pm
Major Major Major @ Holy Mountain // Doors: 9pm
Caribou, Jessy Lanza @ The Mohawk // Doors: 6:30pm
The Halfways, Corey Cross @ Hole in the Wall // Doors: 9pm
Everyone knows the very best way to start out a week is with a killer show, which is why you should get your tail over to The Mohawk tonight to catch New York’s Blonde Redhead. They’ve been doling out alternative music that has moved through several genres for quite a while now, so you can expect a night of veteran performance. Opening for them is the experimental rock of Dot Hacker, a group from California. If you’re still on the fence, have a listen to a track from Blonde Redhead’s latest release, Barragán and make up your mind.
If you’re bummed that there’s not another festival to cling to this weekend, have no fear– you still live in the Live Music Capital of the World and naturally there’s a generous amount of shows for you to hit up. Your options for each evening are compiled below. Have a killer weekend and enjoy the cold.
Ok, of Montreal‘s a pretty impressive band that puts on notoriously killer live shows. Oh, you’ve somehow never seen the weirdness that is Kevin Barnes & company in the live setting? Well, there’s a link just above where you can change that problem for under twenty bucks. If you’re like me and you’re always down for something a little funky, or if October’s got you feeling spooky, head over to the Mohawk and check out the psychedelic and flamboyantly twisted rock from this legendary band. Openers are Pillar Point, who sound like they’ll be a display of electronic delight to loosen up those dancing shoes.
Get in the mood with this eclectic little throwback tune from the band’s Skeletal Lamping: