Friday, December 08, 2006
Saturday Night Music Options - 12/9/06
Tonight's loaded with solid lineups.
The Little Ones / Small Sins @ the Echo ($10) – For the indie pop fans. Later today I plan to release my top 10 list for local bands. The Little Ones are very high on that list. I wrote a lot more about them there. This is their homecoming show and the last night of their tour with Small Sins.
Beck @ the Echo - As the comments indicate - this was just announced. Looks like a pre-Little Ones show.
The Morlocks / The Superbees @ Safari Sam’s ($10) – For the garage rock / Detroit rock ‘n’ roll fans. Johnny Sleeper plays drums for the Clean Prophets now, but the Superbees is his old band. He’s back with them tonight.
Dead Meadow / Tsk Tsk / Spindrift @ Troubadour ($15) – From the Matador website: “Dead Meadow play an unusual blend of flawless Hendrix/Sabbath riffage, dreamy psych, heavy undulating rhythms, dirty blues-rock, and environmental jams, with eerie high-pitched vocals.” Download “At Her Open Doors”
Pink Mountaintops / Menomena / 31 Knots @ Spaceland ($10) – This is a solid indie rock lineup. Pink Mountaintops is Stephen McBean from Black Mountain. This is his more trippy, Skip Spence type of material. Download “New Drug Queens” Menomena have a new album coming out in January on Barsuk. Bloggers are giving them some love. Download “Wet and Rusting” 31 Knots just put out a record on Polyvinyl. Download “Chain Reaction”
Matt & Kim @ 1269 E. 6th Street ($3 donation) – Looks like DJ Franki Chan (formerly of Cinespace Tuesdays, currently of Safari Sam’s Tuesdays) has started a record label. This is his first signee.
Damien Rice @ Orpheum (Sold Out)
Aimee Mann @ Avalon ($35)
Sandy West Memorial @ Knitting Factory ($15) – With a Runaways set.
Mere Mortals @ Sea Level 4:00 PM (Free) - Brit pop inspired local band.