Casbah stages underground rap duo Yoni & Geti Tuesday night!
Bubble-gum punks the Dickies swing into Casbah Sunday night.
The Dickies and Queers split a fun-punk bill at Casbah on Sunday night. The Dickies’ “bubblegum punk” stylings reimagine popular tunes such as the “Banana Splits (Tra La La Song),” “Nights in White Satin,” and Sabbath’s “Paranoid.” Joe Queer and his New Hampshire band of anti-artists the Queers began by taking the piss out of “art fag” East Coasters, but he can get pretty politically charged. Given recent events, ya may be in for more rant than Ramones. Our own Widows set it up, and Records with Roger is at the decks between sets.... Also on Sunday: Baltimore indie-folkies Wye Oak play from their latest, Tween, at the Irenic with Tushka...experimental bands DM&DM, INUS, Hours, and Mermort (Japan) roll into the Whistle Stop...while the voice of Styx, Mr. Roboto himself, Dennis DeYoung, plays the songs of Styx up at Belly Up.
From Houston, jazz-influenced country singer/guitarist Robert Ellis headlines Anti-Monday sets at Casbah after Grampadrew & the Gutstrings. Ellis, often called a modern-day George Jones with a Paul Simon problem, is touring in support of his new self-titled New West record.
New wave greats the Psychedelic Furs play Humphrey's by the Bay on Tuesday!
Yoni & Geti got the mics at Casbah Tuesday night. Yoni is Yoni Wolf of Why? Geti is David Cohn, aka Serengeti, and together these wordsmiths have released one of the more compelling underground-rap records of the year, Testarossa. Get to the interwebs and give it a listen, and I will see you fans of the brand in Middletown on Tuesday.... The smoky throated Richard Butler and his bassist brother Tim have made a nice career in new-wave music as the Psychedelic Furs, soundtracking hit movies (Pretty in Pink) and ’80s dance clubs and dormitories, with new-wave radio singles such as “Ghost in You,” “Love My Way,” “Alice’s House,” and “Heartbreak Beat.” Aussie dark-pop band the Church will set the stage.... Else: English dream-pop band Fear of Men and likeminded Los Angelenos Puro Instinct hit the Hideout...while thrid-wave ska big band Streetlight Manifesto skanks into House of Blues.
Pop-punk Seattle act Tacocat sets up at Soda Bar on Wednesday.
“You can bring a boombox, but you can’t play R.E.M.” That’s the type of culturally critical line we’ve come to expect from pop-punk Seattle act Tacocat, which sets up at Soda Bar Wednesday behind this year’s Lost Time record. Lost Time also refs-n-rips on X Files, iPhones, their hometown, and bros, but with enough cool, catchy pop to soothe any barbs that might prick you personally. The Regrettes and Soft Lions open the show...while the Welsh shoegaze group Joy Formidible brings this year’s Hitch to the all-ages Irenic stage.