Stream the Crawler podcast for April 17-April 23! Barnaby spins the column with music clips, extra tips, and more!
When you’re done being Easterly Sunday, mashing all them ’mallow peeps and jelly beans, get out to Casbah, where Leopold & His Fiction will split a bill with Soft White Sixties. Fueled by peanut butter and hummus, Austinite Leopold and his stripped-down outfit lay out “folk-inflected rock ’n’ roll with heavy doses of garage and bits of psych.” While SanFran band Soft White Sixties are touring in support of their debut working-class soul set Get Right.... Best of the rest Sunday night: Sac-town experimental-punk act Dance Gavin Dance takes the mainstage at Soma...while Aussie grindcore crew King Parrot lands at Soda Bar behind last year’s Bite Your Head Off. Yup.
San Diego–based indie experimentalists Cuckoo Chaos have renamed and settled on a sound — “psyche soul” according to the Reader database — as Deadphones, which will jack in at the Loft at UCSD after Kithkin and Tropical Popsicle.... Else: L.A.’s “indie folkplosion” Miner digs in at Casbah...while Soda Bar screens Deleted Scenes, a D.C.-based Park the Van art-rock band enjoying some sweet press on their latest, Lithium Burn. Local favorites Weatherbox are also on the bill.
Must be Night of the Ancients on Tuesday, as Ancient River flows into Soda while Ancient Warlock takes the stage at Tower. Me neither. Moving on.... Indie-rawk Georgia boys Silver Palms sway on the Hideout stage weilding “rough and ready garage guitars,” according to NME, which placed the band’s debut single “Superstar” on its tracks-to-hear thingy recently. They sound solid, if a bit Strokes-y.... Beantown bluegrass band the Infamous Stringbusters belly up to Belly Up Tuesday night. The Grammy nominees are touring in support of this year’s Let It Go, which scores a perfect five outta five from bluegrasstoday.com. You got that in your favorites folder?
Guitar-rock Brooklynites the Men are out to tout their brand-new country-fried record Tomorrow’s Hits. Dave Good broke it down for you in this week’s Of Note, but I’ll just throw in my $.02: with L.A.-via-Washington state’s country-hearted punks Gun Outfit settin’ it up, this Casbah show’s sure to be the gig to see this week...yes, even if actor-rocker Jeff Bridges & the Abiders are at Belly Up on the same night. New shit has come to light, man.