“Hi, I’m Sativa Flats. You may remember me from bands such as Vampire Hands, Daughters of the Sun, Heavy Deeds, Synchrocyclotron, The Chambermaids…” It may be Troy McClure’s shtick, but it rings true with these four band members, all of whom have been in an impressive number of local bands over the past years. As Sativa Flats the quartet (Chris Rose, Bennet Johnson, Scott Watson and Neil Weir) Sativa Flats play dreamy, understated psychedelia that combines gauzy acoustic guitar, drum machine beats, and vocals, all through a filter of a rag soaked with chloroform. You can preview a couple of the band’s works below and catch them live every Wed. of August at the Turf Club (including TONIGHT).
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!
I am pretty psyched about sister duo Bleached’s upcoming show at the Turf Club (4/28). Whether or not that show is packed full may be determined by how critically received their forthcoming album is. We should know that fairly soon – Ride Your Heart is out tomorrow via Dead Oceans. Personally I think it’s going to be a hit – Jennifer and Jessie Clavin are a pretty talented pair and their most recent single, “Dead in Your Head,” is a strong piece of pop. It’s a perfect mix of 90’s angsty riot grrrl punk with a healthy dose of 60’s California pop to give it a glossier shine. Check out the tune below and don’t forget to check out the full record when it drops tomorrow.