Heliotrope 8: Five Picks (Josh)
Heliotrope 8 starts tonight at its new home at the Loring Theater and while it contains many of our favorites (Mother Of Fire, Daughters Of The Sun, Thunderbolt Pagoda, Take Acre) there’s plenty of mysteries on the list. To help you decide what you should see (if you choose not to watch it all), here’s 5 additional picks for acts you’ll definitely not want to miss:
Why They Matter: A newish eletronic synth three piece made up of scene veterns. They dropped the brooding tape Kingdom a little while back and are following up with their new tape Queendom that will be for sale for the first time this weekend. Their recorded material is good, but their spaced out grooves hit the next level in the live setting.
When They Play: Friday at 10:15
Why They Matter: Powerful instrumental duo who will be releasing their debut record Axehandle Hound shorlty, which should be bringing the group some much desereved attention.
When They Play: Thursday at 10:15
Why They Matter: Now is as good of time as ever to form an opinion on this fairly new band, who recently changed their name from H.U.N.X to Votel. Featuring Maggie Morrison (Digitata, Lookbook) on vocals and a who’s who of electronic knob twisters creating sonic fury behind her, they are bound to make some waves.
When They Play: Saturday at 10:15
Fortified Five/Hastings 3000
Why They Matter: Prog weirdos featuring members of Knife World, they will bring face melting guitar work to the stage on the first night, followed directly by one man band Hastings 3000, who may bring the most straighforward rock of the whole weekend.
When They Play: Thursdayat 8:15/9:00
Why They Matter: One great thing about this event is there are always new bands that you haven’t heard who you can check out. This is again the case this year, with Pentacene being one of those bands. All I know is that it is Andrew Broder and Tim Glenn, but any inclination to what they will sound like will be left for those When They Play: Saturday at 6:30