Los Angeles based garage rocker Hanni El Khatib, will be playing the Triple Rock Social Club tonight, Sunday, September 29. He’s on tour to support his sophomore album, Head In the Dirt, which was released this year and produced by Dan Auerbach. Check out the single “Family” below.
Hanni El Khatib
with Bass Drum of Death
Triple Rock Social Club
September 29, 2013 8:30 PM
Door Open: 7:30 PM Buy tickets here
While nothing in life if guaranteed, if the last few years of Totally Gross National Parties (the annual bash for local label Totally Gross National Product) are any indication, this Saturday at Icehouse will be a blast. The label continues its no-holds-barred style of welcoming a diverse group of musical genres into its proverbial family, and the show Saturday should highlight the labels musical dexterity. Set times are below and even further down the page are some tunes from the aritsts/groups/bands/collectives/cults that will be throwing down tomorrow at Icehouse. Tickets are a steal at $10 ($12 at the door)—buy one HERE.
3:00- NASA Space Recordings Listening Party
4:00- DJ Channy
4:30- Tender Meat
5:30- Allan Kingdom
7:20- Moonstone Continuum (record release)
8:45- Pony Bwoy
9:25- Marijuana Deathsquads
10:00- Jonathan Ackerman + Plain Ole Bill
+ more DJ action until close
Burger Records is a great record shop/label out of California that is the Robert Pollard of indie record labels. Prolific, talented and always well–intentioned, they have brought us everything from Ty Segall tapes to compilations benefiting animal shelters. Their latest endeavor (in addition to all their regular stuff), is the Burgerama Caravan tour, which grabs a bunch of bands who are associated with the label and takes them on the road. Their stop tonight is at the Turf Club, and you can sample a song from most of the bands who will be gracing the stage. Like the label, it skews garage-pop with variations between fuzzy, a little surf and some power-pop for good measure. Don’t miss out tonight—not sure you’ll see so many good bands on one (non-festival/block party) stage this year.
Both groups grab your ankle from beneath the bed and pull you into a scary abiss, albeit in slightly different fashions. With “Veiled Undertow,” pysch-folk mainstays Spires That In the Sunset Rise expose dark corners via dissonent acoustic guitar and haunted piano, letting ambient vocals float ominously throughout the track. “Acarina,” from the forthcoming Circuit des Yeux LP Overdue, feels like a million pounds of bricks crashing down into a empty void, a darkness so big it seems to engulf everything around it. It is the terror of minimalism, a haunted soundscape that leaves the real details to your imagination, magnifying the power of the void. Both bands will be performing tonight at Cause with two of the very best our local scene has to offer, Brute Heart and Food Pyramid. For $5 you’ll get two interesting and forward thinking national acts and two of the most inventive groups the Twin Cities have to offer. See all four bands starting at 9 p.m. tonight (Monday, 9/23) at Cause in Minneapolis.
While Greg Ginn continues to make questionable choices to the legacy of Black Flag, Keith Morris and crew (Dukowski, Dez, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton) have done a more than admirable job of bringing Black Flag’s songs back to the stage done by mostly original members. No new songs, just the Black Flag classics you know and love played by the guys who brought you most of them in the first place. Morris has shown he’s still got the energy to own these songs even if he didn’t sing them all to begin with. Tonight’s show kicks off a tour that takes them to Riot Fest this weekend and off to the east coast. See you in the pit.
FLAG plays First Avenue tonight with TSOL, Cerebral Ballzy and Off With Their Heads. More info here.
The Station to Station “happening” is one of those events that, if possible, you don’t miss. Traveling across the country in a train, each stop features music and artwork unique to that city. The stop for Minnesota is at the Union Station in St. Paul and will feature Patti Smith, No Age, Eleanor Friedberger, and more. That leaves out the artwork and other visual experiences that are part of the stop. Should be fun. Find out more info here or head down to Union Station for the show tonight, which runs 6-11 p.m.
Soak up some darkly hypnotic ambient jams from new group Fugitive, which features Nona from Dark Dark Dark twisting the knobs. Listen to the two tracks below and grab a tape from the group tonight at their CS release show at Icehouse. I don’t have much more info about the group, so join us in finding out more about them tonight. Joining them will be Dream Weapon and DJ Makr & Nona.
American Cream are the latest is a long line of groups pollinated with the seeds of other great local bands. The collective’s latest track, the swampy “Don’t Buy It,” is a horn, bass and organ driven kraut-centric dirge. A thick groove and a darkly hypnotic melody drive forward this track, which should soundtrack your next session of late night debauchery. The “lineup” of American Cream changes and evolves, and they will be hosting a residency on Tuesdays in September, with the lineups below. With the players involved and the great jam that is “Don’t Buy It” under their belt, these Tuesday shows look to be events you shouldn’t miss.
Turf Club residency schedule
✞ Tuesday, September 3rd ✞
Rick and Church of Gravitron (Omaha, NE) as American Cream
Noise Quean Ant (NE)
Matt St. Germain will be DJ’ing and serving food. $5 covers show and food. Food served at 9pm sharp.
✞ Tuesday, September 10th ✞
Bare Mutants (Chicago, IL)
American Cream (line-up TBA)
Nate Nelson DJing. $8.
✞ Tuesday, September 17th ✞
STNNNG as American Cream
Drone Not Drones DJing. $5.
✞ Tuesday, September 24th ✞
American Cream (line-up TBA)
Peace Drone (Jason from Magic Castles and Josh from Flavor Crystals)
Drone Not Drones DJing. $5. Quiet night out. Bring yr inside voices.
If you are a reader of Reviler, you know about the Gospel Gossip/First Communion Afterparty member featuring fuzz trio Is/Is and our appreciation of the hazy, riff-centered shoegaze material they have brought into the world. Their latest endevor is a limited edition tape that collects a few songs from their recently released 7″ (coverage HERE) along with some new tracks. Listen to a sample below and grab the tape (edition of 200) from either the bandcamp page linked below or from the group at their (free) release show tonight. Joining them will be an outstanding cast of local bands, including Ex-Nuns, Erros Magicos and Teenage Moods. Great bands top to bottom—don’t miss this!