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!
Kitten Forever create the kind of frantic, hair-on-fire punk rock that is created for sweaty house shows. The trio, composed of Liz Elton, Corrie Harrigan, and Laura Larson, collapse pop melodies underneath fuzzy, broken-speaker bass and chaotic drumming, all held together by glue and safety pins vocals that bring to mind the kinetic energy and art-punk attitude of Karen O. Released on two 7″ records, Pressure is just haphazard enough to keep you on your toes while still feeling well thought out and defined. You can see the new tunes and grab the record tonight at the record release show at the Kitty Cat Klub. Kitten Forever will be joined by great locals Is/Is and Animal Lover for about as much great music as you can handle, especially for the economical price of free.
After the grind of a long week, how about some garage rock to kick off your weekend? You work hard, and dammit, you deserve it. Locals Rabbit Holes (disclosure: Adam from the site drums in the band) and Madison duo The Hussy are bringing the ruckus tonight at the Turf Club for a night filled with fuzz laden hooks and good beer at the best music venue in our city. Listen below to a song from the forthcoming Rabbit Holes 7″ and a track from the forthcoming Hussy LP, Pagen Hiss, which follows up last years excellent, and underrated, 2012 LP Weed Seizure. If you’ve slept on The Hussy, it is time to wake up. Also joining the fun will be Joust and France Camp, rounding out what should be a fun, raucous night of music. Don’t miss it!
Southside Desire are a doo-wop band with a punk rock heart. They create a swooning, classic sound with blended vocals really fleshing out their sound. Like their forerunners in the God Dam Doo Wop Band, they mesh divergent sounds in a way that can make listeners appreciate their concoctions on multiple levels. You can hear example of the group’s retro sound below with the video for “Casualty of Love,” a song from their recent split 7″ with Black Diet. The band will be playing along with The Golden Bubbles tonight at the Cocktails in the Castle at the American Swedish Institute. The event will feature music, drinks, street food venders, glass blowing and more, so it should not be missed. Their first event was a big hit and this is quickly turning into another feather in our cities cap, becoming an event that gets circled on our summer calenders as not to miss. Info on the poster above or follow this link for details on hours, price and directions.
We don’t get a huge number of chances to hear good old-school honky tonk in the Twin Cities, so if you are into that sort of thing be sure to check out the legendary Wayne “The Train” Hancock tonight at the 7th St. Entry. Hancock has been touring for years and plays a style of traditionalist country that blends blues, rockabilly and swing. He’s got a new album out called Ride and doubtlessly he’ll draw from it for much of tonight’s show. You can hear a single from the record below and the show starts at 8:30 tonight.
Dent May has morphed into many different shapes over the last few years, but lately he seems to have settled into a synth-leaning, pop/funk/R&B crooner. After taking three years to follow up his debut album with the 2012 LP Do Things, May has made a quick turnaround with Warm Blanket, his third LP that is coming out later this year, again on the Animal Collective run Paw Tracks label. Listen below to the quirky, melodic jaunt “Born too Late.” Like most of his work, the music is fun and spry while the lyrics have definite dark undertones. First it was the Uke that provided the pick-up for his sad-sappy-sucker lyrics, but now it is sugary sweet synths that do the trick. Below the original version is a remix from House legend Mr. Fingers, which takes the track to the next level and makes it a straight up club banger. I wonder since May commissioned the remix from the club legend if it is a sign of a future Dent May musical jaunt? I wouldn’t put it past him to meld his highbrow pop with some Chicago House music. Either way, check out Dent May with his friends Dead Gaze when they roll through town on Sept 18th at the 7th Street Entry.
Stream below some first class glammed out garage from Burnt Ones new LP You’ll Never Walk Alone, which is out now on Burger Records. See’m tonight with Kitten Forever, Dentist and Wild! Wing for free at the Hexagon!