Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Tuesday, May 18th

Hello Dear Readers,

Last night I did not see a show. I had a Meyercord practice that got out at like 11 pm. I knew that I missed most of all the shows so I just headed home. Not to mention I currently do not have any ID to let me get into clubs anyway. Tonight there are some things going on around this fair city of ours. Check them out:

Poises Cafe is having a show with Meyercord. Yes, yes this is my band. Yes we appear to be the only one on the bill, but I still think it will be good show. If you are not familiar with the music, this is your chance to get familiar with it. The music may be played on an acoustic guitar, but I am pretty sure this it is not boring folk music (please let me know if I am wrong). Over the past year Perry Pfister, Holland Andrews and myself have been working on these songs and I feel are sounding pretty good. There is stand up bass that is sometimes bowed. There is clarinet. There are male/female harmonies. There is glockenspiel. And tonight we will be playing with our new friend Adam playing musical saw on a few numbers. I realize that the stand up bass and musical saw combo might conjure up some not so cool music, but I swear it sounds cool. In addition to a new member, we will be debuting a new song (something we don't do too often). I feel 2010 to be a good year for us. The ALL AGES show is FREE and starts at 8 PM.

Burgerville (SE 12th and Hawthorne) is having a show with Mattress, Leather Tom And The Dirty Dudes, and Prescription Pills. Mattress is Rex. Rex is a Crooner. I thought Leather tom was over and that is was called Kleen Kut now? Who knew? Lively will be made before your eyes. Prescription Pills makes dirty dance music. Hey this could be any show and I would want to go. It's a freaking Burgerville. The ALL AGES show is FREE and starts at 5 PM.

Ella Street is having a show with Issmi Nytyly, Cole Moldy, and Timmy The Terror & The Wintercoats. Issmi Nytyly apparently features members of Housefire and members from the locales of Beirut and Lebanon. "Front girl Natalie Abulhosn has come a long way from her native home in Lebanon to sit in a similar looking room in Portland, Oregon to share her genetically mutated style of music making with locals, within the Art community and beyond." Basically I read this description and was sold. Plus I have written about Cole Moldy before. I am down with what he creates. The show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

Ash Street is having a show with Cat Stalks Bird, Hotel St. George (San Diego), and Apes of Wrath (San Diego). Cat Stalks Bird has a dude that plays guitar, drums and sings at the same time. And it sounds good. Crazy. The two piece's said that their goal is to make as much noise with out looping as possible. It is cool stuff. The show is FREE and starts at 9:15 PM.

Laughing Horse Books is having a show with Carrion Spring, Duck Little Brother Duck, Antilles (Ohio),and Mountain Asleep (Louisville, KY). I am generally opposed to any show that has four or more bands (unless it's a festival). I could not in good conscious not list a Duck Little Brother Duck show. They are amazing. They combine the best elements of math and pop music. In a technically impressive and over all pleasurable experience. The ALL AGES show is by donation? and starts at 8 PM.

If you see me at Poises please say "Hi". I will easily spotted as the dude sing the songs.

-Ben

Feels Like Home Ep #1 - Leather Tom and The Dirty Dudes from Into The Woods on Vimeo.
This will happen at Burgerville this evening for FREE

2 comments:

Dr. Something said...

Is it just me, or do Leather Tom and his pals sound like 8 year olds trying to cover Rocky Horror?

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