Last night I did not make it out to any shows. A late night AristeiA practice made sure of that. Did anyone see any good shows last night? If not here's a few things you might check out tonight:
Wednesday, March 10th
KPSU is having The Mean Jeans is play on the radio. The Mean Jeans are a great punk pop band in the vein of The Ramones or any of the 90's Lookout Records roster. Except that they appear to be party loving stoner kids. Regardless, they write tunes that are really easy on the ears and will mostly having you singing along by the end of the song. They will be guest DJ's at 7 PM and then they play live on air at 8 PM.
Holocene is having a show with A Sunny Day in Glasgow (Philadelphia/Sydney), BEACHES (Melbourne), Orca Team, and DJ Vision Quest. A Sunny Day in Glasgow is a band whose name I had seen a lot around the Internet. I have not listened to them until today though. They are pretty good. The most associated genre tag attached to them is dream pop. I think that is dead on. It is very poppy but it is encased in layers of guitars and effects that make you feel like you are not fully conscious, but rather in a dream like haze. I have not heard of BEACHES before today. They do not sound like a current band. They sound like a shoegaze band from the late eighties put through a garage punk filter. or maybe the other way around. The reason I am writing about this show is Orca Team, a band I still foolishly have not seen. The show is $8 and starts at 8:30 PM
If you see me at this show (I won't be going to the KPSU show, it on the radio silly) say, "Hi".
Orca Team is the first band in this video and will be playing Holocene. Mattress will not.