Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 19
Exploded View - the international project of Welsh-bred, Berlin-based Annika Henderson, Mexico City-based Hugo Quezada (Robota), and Martin Thulin (Crocodiles) - are back with their second album, Obey, this time taking to the studio for its creation instead of recoding live. Sites like Pitchfork and PopMatters somewhat oversold the ethereal aspect of Annika Henderson’s vocals as some kind of modern day incarnation of Grace Slick or Natalie Merchant, the sort of almost spooky sounding pop whisperer who would scare the hell out of you if her voice was coming out of a nearby dark alley instead of an iPhone speaker. Their appearance at the Whistle Stop on October 24 is likely to be highlighted by their recent single “Raven Raven,” a nearly spoken-word bit of gurgling darkness best described, somewhat paradoxically, as “quiet hip-hop.”
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 8 p.m.