Indie-rock Canada band New Pornographers, touring in support of their excellent new record, Brill Bruisers, play the North Park Theatre Saturday night!
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New York City rocksteady crew the Slackers will brew their ska-based stew of rock-and-soul reggae riddims for a Casbah crowd on Thursday. Slackers are touring in support of their new CD, My Bed Is a Boat, a teaser EP for a new full-length due next year. The Manhattan mods are touring the Left Coast with likeminded Brooklynites Sammy Kay & the Fast Four.... Hip-hop collective Turquoise Jeep rolls into the Irenic behind their latest internet hit, Existing Musical Beings. The dancing, singing, video team of Pretty Raheem, Flynt Flossy, Whatchyamacallit, and Yung Humma went viral in 2010 with “Lemme Smang It,” and since have become a web-based touring concern of worldwide proportions. Athens, GA’s dancefloor quakers (small q) Yip Deceiver (“Two dudes, two mics, anything can happen”) will open the show.... From the U.K., the Karate Kid–reffing electronic krautrock act Fujiya & Miyagi play Soda Bar behind their latest Yep Roc set of metropolitan electro-pop, Artificial Sweeteners. From L.A., house and disco MC Damon Palermo, aka Magic Touch, will set ’em up.... Ché Café stages Providence, RI sludge-metal duo the Body, which is out to tout their new Split LP, which they split with show-openers Sandworm. Pocket some ear plugs on your way out the door, because the Body is lush but LOUD. Children of God and Drone Rivers are also on the bill.
Manhattan mods the Slackers skank up Casbah Thursday night.
Dave Good’s Of Noted act this week is Rubblebucket, so flip or click there for more on them. The Brooklyn-based indie-dance band will be at Casbah for two nights, Friday and Saturday, behind their new power-pop-tending record Survival Sounds. We’ve got a soulful but colorful note called “Carousel Ride” — one of our favorites off of the new record — streaming on the pod this week. Winnipeg indie-pop sextet Royal Canoe will open both shows.... Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, wafts into Soda Bar behind this year’s critical hit, Too Bright, a confessional set that finds the singer/songwriter achieving balance between his heavy, heady lyricism and the musical textures he weaves them through. Too Bright earned an 8.5 and “Best New Music” at Pitchfork.com. Matteah Balm and Island Boy up first.... Else: Bay Area jam band — of the strings ’n’ things nu-grass varietal — Hot Buttered Rum will be out at Winstons in O.B. Friday and Saturday nights...SanFran slam champ George “Whoa Whoa” Watsky takes the mic at Porter’s Pub behind the fast-paced flow and tongue-in-cheek themes of this year’s All You Can Do...while across campus at the Loft, the woman the Wall Street Journal called “one of the most promising singers of her generation,” sultry jazz gypsy Cyrille Aimée, will sing from her new thing, It’s a Good Day.
Hardcore Imbeciles D.R.I. will spin a pit at Brick by Brick on Saturday.
There’s a Save the Ché date Saturday, featuring Fast Crowd Records acts, starting at 4p. It’s a big bill that includes Toys That Kill, Tiltwheel, Sunnyside, the Bertos, Nimzo Indians, Western Settings, and Dan Padilla. Stop by, sign the petition, make a donation, have some healthy eats, and rock your noggin.... Around town Saturday night, Canada band New Pornographers will play North Park Theatre behind their well-received new CD, Brill Bruisers. I can confidently say that me and the gf are going sing-along strong to this one, so you might want to give us a wide berth. We’ve got the title track at the top of this week’s segment, and it’s an earworm, so proceed with caution. And “welcome to the jangle,” NYC indie-poppers Pains of Being Pure at Heart will open the show in support of this year’s easy-pleasy listener, Days of Abandon, making this the gig to get to this week.... Best of the rest: Houstown hardcore hits D.R.I. will be at Brick by Brick spinning a pit with their brand of “crossover thrash.” Their 1985 hardcore staple Dealing with It! remains one of my desert-island discs and another one I own in four formats. Willie Psycho, Screamin’ Yeehaws, and Vlad Arthur will set it up at the Bay Park bar...L.A.’s ’90s-style shoegazers Luxembourg Signal play a CD release for their new self-titled Shelflife set at Whistle Stop...while Brooklyn-via-San Diego ghetto-tech garage-rockers Writer play a homecoming show at Soda Bar. You remember the brothers Ralph...they’ll headline sets by Scruffles and Ultragash.
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