January 10, 2010
This Week In Shows
THIS WEEK IN SHOWS
TUES, JAN 12
Led Er Est, Light Asylum
9:00 PM, $7, 21+
Todd Pendu’s throwing a new Tuesday Nite Disco party at Glasslands, but it’s not so much disco as “dark-electro-synth-pop.” If this lineup is any indication, these parties are going to be pretty cool. Both bands are super synthy, but Led Er Est is colder, darker, more elemental (more weird?) whereas Light Asylum plays more throwback romantic synth pop.
WED, JAN 13
The Drums, Surfer Blood, The Depreciation Guild
7:30 PM, $12a/$15d, 18+
Okay, another post about the weather. I’ve been thinking of this show as something like Wii surfing or like… O’Doul’s for summer? You sure won’t be capturing the real thing, but the feeling’s there. Total beach party.
THURS, JAN 14
The Lisps, No Eye Contact, Teletextile, Miwa Gemini
9:00 PM, $8, 21+
Extra special JezebelMusic.com Feature Show this Thursday! I just got back from a train ride, and it would’ve been so cool if I’d had No Eye Contact on my iPod for the occasion – they play wistful folk that makes you think about what you’ve got and what you’ve lost in life, but with enough badassery to keep things moving. (In other words, not too delicate for Amtrack, mama!) Or Miwa Gemini, a troubadour whose rootsy music is full of wanderlust. Teletextile would’ve been wonderful while passing the ocean – so pure and clear – but man, The Lisps would’ve been a whole other train ride… something like a rowdy circus-train, except more rock and fewer lion tamers.
9:00 PM, $5, 21+
Blues rock bands like Drug Rug tend to wear themselves out for me pretty quick – I get all excited over a couple of catchy songs but then get bored pretty quickly. But when Drug Rug gets a little snarly, like on “For the Rest Of Your Life” off of Paint the Fence Invisible, that’s when I remember why I’d like to see them live: in spite of the name, this aint stoner music. Drug Rug gives their blues a burst of energy that keeps me listening.
by Erin Sheehy