That funky freakshow from N.O., Galactic, crashes into Belly Up Wednesday night behind this year’s brass attack Carnivale Electricos. You like spaz jazz and bounce, you’re gonna love these guys. Not sure how Living Colour’s Corey Glover fits into the mix, but apparently the siren’s on it....
One of our favorite SanFran bands, Blank Tapes, is now one of our favorite L.A. bands, having recently moved back to the Southland. The garage-pop folkies roll into Tin Can Ale House with Brainstorm from PDX, This Frontier Needs Heroes from NYC, and Levi Strom from Big Sur, setting up a hella stacked show at the Bankers Hill bar.... Orrrrr: Sole, Ceshi, and Bluebird fill a trip-hop bill at Soda Bar (Sole is Anticon founder Tim Holland, btfw)...noise-pop quartet the Lanterns will glow on Ché Café’s stage after Cash Crop, Soccer Babes, and the Goodnight Beast...jazz and blues axe man Robben Ford will sling it at Anthology...while Casbah cooks up some comedy, serving grass-fed Neil Hamburger.
— Barnaby Monk