Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ben Meyercord's Live Muisc Picks for Tuesday, November 17th

Hello Dear Readers,

I will be honest with you folks. yes, there are a few local shows that look interesting today. But the one I will probably attend is not local but I am all about it. Doug Fir is having Russian Circles and Young Widows play a show. Holy crap. I really like Russian Circles ability to balance pretty instrumental post rock with awesome quasi-metal post-rock. But I really really really want to see Young Widows. They are so bad ass. They make post-rock that actually rocks. Check this out. Any here are the local shows that look interesting:

Tuesday, November 17th

Mississippi Studios is having a show with Neon Indian (Brooklyn/Austin), Guidance Counselor, Tigercity (Brooklyn,NY), and Remy The Restless. Neon Indian appears to make dance music. There is claim of a live band that includes both "skins" and "strings", which I assume is drums and guitar. Guidance Counselor, the reason I am listing the show, is super fun. They totally make dance music with a live band. But it is a very dirty lo-fi sounding kind of dance music with actual songs with singing and such. They also have drums and a guitar. Tigercity seems to make rock music from like the 70s when it could be really poppy. There are some elements to dance thrown in the mix occasionally. You know, a keyboard here, a disco beat there, but over all I feel they are more of a pop-rock band. The show is $10 and starts at 9 PM.

Valentine's is having Romancing, Dramady, and Sad Horse. This is a show consisting exclusively of male/female duos. I am not sure if this was done intentionally or not. Regardless this looks pretty cool. Romancing is made of Charlie Salsa Humara and Maggie Vail, who coincidentally also play together in the band Leti Angel with Joe kelly, who incidentally is the other half of Panther with Charlie Salsa Humara. Did you see that fun circle I just did. Anyway Romancing seems to be more an experiment in vocals and delays and drumming. Dramady is a duo that is the product of two musicians being in love. But this is no Mates of State. Okay, I mean yes, they do sing together and there is organ/keyboards and drums, but in this band the drummer, Amanda Mason Wiles (Rollerball), actually plays both. Zac Stanley (of Narwhal vs. Narwhal) fills out the duo on guitar and vocals. But yeah it is kinda dancey and up beat. Sad Horse they I mean I am sure it is more than that, but it seems that way in my memory. Sad Horse does not sound like a sad horse. To me, they sound like a punky Pacific NW band. That being said, people tend to go ape over punky Pacific NW bands. Let me know what you think. The show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

So if you see me at any of these shows, please say, "Hi". And you might get a "High-five" in return.

-Ben


Guidance Counselor to get down at Mississippi Studios tonight.

1 comment:

cliff said...

If you can't make it to the Neon Indian show tonight then they're playing for FREE at Willamette University tomorrow!