Oct 042014

There’ll be some shouting and some curious, perhaps edgy, perhaps raucous music behind it when mewithoutyou comes to Headliners on October 9 for the third time. It’s not often that a band quotes from the Sufi poet Rumi as well as other Sufi teachers, but mewithoutyou is one of those bands. Their fourth album’s title, It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright, came from the teaching of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. If these names mean nothing to you, you might have to approach this band on a musical level alone. It isn’t Christian rock, according to vocalist and lyricist Aaron Weiss. The current tour is a 10-year anniversary tour of their Catch for Us The Foxes album, which has a vinyl reissue coming up.
Also on the show is another Philadelphia band, Hop Along, and Kansas indie rock band Appleseed Cast. Altogether, this looks like a show for those with quirky tastes in music. Tickets are $15.

Sep 292014

Deadly serious whimsy might be the best label for the collective called Of Montreal, which rolls into Headliners October 3. Supposedly named after a failed romance with a woman “of Montreal,” the band has moved from a peculiar mix of vaudeville, late-Sixties era Beatles and Kinks-style psychedelic pop to a (perhaps) equally odd mix of funk, glam, electronica and Afrobeat, with sides of folk rock and disco. They come by their eclectic tastes naturally, as the group comes from a larger collective called Elephant 6 (The Elephant 6 Recording Company), bound together by a shared admiration of Sixties pop. This also means that the bands tend to promiscuously share members, as well as exhibit a tendency to lyrical weirdness. They are on tour with Pillar Point, supporting their most recent record, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, and, presumably, their new DVD, a documentary called “The Past Is A Grotesque Animal.” The Deloreans will open. Tickets are $17 adv / $20 DoS.

Watch the official video for “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now”:


Website: www.ofmontreal.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofmontreal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xxofMontrealxx
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/of+Montreal

Aug 192014

Louisville’s Dirty Bitch released the nine-song Death Is In You project. You can listen at their Bandcamp site or check out “Take It Away” below:

Syd Bishop at Never Nervous also has a brief review.

Jul 132014

Here’s a band for those seeking relief from screaming guitars and/or noise rock in general: Gainesville’s Hundred Waters, which offers up electronica plus art rock, all fronted by the sometimes whispery female singer Nicole Miglis. Reviewers drop language like dreamy, shimmery and ethereal into their descriptions of the music. Some might tag it with the dreaded “new agey” label, but that might be pushing it Founded only in 2011, the group has released a pair of well-received albums, including the brand-new The Moon Rang Like a Bell on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. They’ll be playing material from that record at Zanzabar on July 16, with Mas Ysa opening. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS.

Watch “Murmurs”:


Website: www.hundred-waters.com/
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Hundred+Waters

Jun 172014

The Poorcastle Festival 2014, scheduled for July 12 & 13 at the Apocalypse Brews Works at 1612 Mellwood Ave., has announced the schedule of bands. The festival costs only $5 a day, with proceeds going to Crescent Hill Radio. More information about the event is available at https://www.facebook.com/Poorcastle/timeline
Here’s the lineup:
Saturday, July 12 | Doors at Noon
    1:00 Sean T. Johnson

    1:45 The Waves

    2:30 New Bravado

    3:15 Solenodon

    4:00 Huh Robots

    4:45 Lady Pyramid

    5:30 Violet Knives

    6:30 The Uncommon Houseflies

    7:15 Monolith

    8:00 Cher Von

    8:45 Plastic Bubble

    9:30 Tall Squares

    10:15 Mananabango

Sunday, July 13 | Doors at Noon

    1:00 Blue Soul Gypsies

    1:45 Tender Mercy

    2:30 The Bottom Sop

    3:15 Family Dog

    4:00 Blackbirds of Paradise

    4:45 Brent Mathis

    5:30 Phourist & the Photons

    6:30 The Hart Strings

    7:15 Dream Eye Color Wheel

    8:00 Twenty First Century Fox

    8:45 Twin Limb

May 152014

The blogger at American Gloam who goes by the nom de plume brine has a short but packed piece about Louisville guitarist Andy Matter (Health and Happiness Gospel Band, Opposable Thumbs, Furlong) and his new recording, Pacific Midwest, on Gubbey Records. There will be a release show at Modern Cult Records on Saturday, May 17, along with The Teeth and Tag Team Guys.
Check out the video “Carbonation” – Andy Matter & Ten Wet Dollars:
American Gloam

May 132014

The Deloreans have released a new 7-inch record, with “As Long As It’s You” b/w “As Long As It’s Here”

Here’s a video for “As Long As It’s Here”:

Thanks to the guys at Never Nervous for the tip.