Last night I went to The Woods. I saw Winterhaven for the first time. Apparently I witnessed something of a special show as there were three additional members. Three female members Danielle, Jenny Wayne and Ezza Rose. They really fleshed out the harmonies. They also added additional percussion. It was good. But then my friend Danny Malone from Austin totally killed it. With just an acoustic guitar and harmonica. His songs are great. He reminded me a bit of good Damien Jurado. Then after a great set of those songs. Some music started playing and he busted into this Michael Jackson-esque Dance routine. The boy can move. It was very unexpected. Anyway hear are some shows that look good to me tonight:
Wednesday, February 17th
Holocene is having a show with YACHT & The Straight Gaze, Bobby Birdman(LA), Jeffrey Jerusalem, White Fang, Rob Walmart, and Juice Team DJs. This show looks awesome. YACHT makes pop music using electronic elements. Except that recently YACHT has assembled a band and named it The Straight Gaze. They made a video explaining the band. This is the tour practice show. They leave for tour in a few days. Jeffrey Jerusalem is now in the YACHT band (he is also in Inside Voices) but he also does his solo thing. A one man dance party. I yet to see him perform as Jeffrey Jerusalem and not dance like crazy. White Fang makes party punk music with a but more arty most party punk bands. Rob Walmart makes weird beat heavy music usually from their vehicle. The show is $5 and starts at 8:30 PM.
Mississippi Studios is having the CD release for Oh Captain My Captain, The Globes (Seattle), and Archeology. Oh Captain My Captain's EP is really good. I played it for my roommate and he noted that it was more poppy than the older stuff and that Jesse Bettis had become a better singer (I always liked Kesse's voice). It no longer sounds exactly like David Bazan. I do agree agree that the music is less rock, but there are still plenty of cool guitar leads. The songs do remind me of Dr. Dog but definitely distinct. The six songs make up the majority of the current set that the band plays. You should come out and pick up a copy for yourself. Seattle's Globes make well executed guitar driven indie pop. Archeology are a three piece that make very indie pop music too. The members are usually playing more than one instrument and trading off guitar and bass. I only saw them once, I would like to see them again so I have a better idea of what they actually sound like. You will not regret it. The show is $8 and starts at 9 PM.
Plan B is having a show with Guyve, The Athiarchists (Eugene), Rolling Through the Universe and The Jezebel Spirit. This is a louder heavier show than I normally list. But sometimes, y'know, I am in the mood. Guyve is somehow related to Smegma. But the main reason I am listing this show is because The Jezebel Spirit is pretty awesome. They play instrumental post rock music that is related to a collective called BroFam. To quote myself from their myspace page "These bands are all very good friends and therefore are extremely incestuous. Collectively they call themselves the BroFam Collective... They mostly play amazing music that is sometimes mathy, sometimes heavy, sometimes instrumental, sometimes jazzy, but always impressive. They are way cool." The show is at 8 PM.
Ella Street Social Club is having Rozendal and Leonard Mynx. This is a last minute show that I heard about last night at The Woods. Brian Rozendal was in attendance as was Leonard Mynx. I met Brian at a Meyercord show a while back and have not been able to catch one of his shows. He makes acoustic indie folk with a guy on piano and back ups, a gal on cello and back ups, and drums. That to me sounds like a pretty good combo. Leonard Mynx who usually assembles a band will be playing a solo set tomorrow. I think lately I have been getting Bob Dylan vibe from him. Listen for yourself. Tell me what you think. The show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.
If you see me at any of these shows please say, "Hi".
Okay, imagine this in the dark and you are surrounded by dancing people. That is kind of what it is like to see Jeffrey Jerusalem. He plays Holocene tonight.