Friday, January 21, 2011

Show preview: The Please & Thank Yous, The Island of Misfit Toys and more at Subterranean, 1/23

Posted by Sasha

The Island of Misfit Toys
Subterranean has another great, if madly ecletic, Sunday show coming up this weekend. Here's what's in store:

The Please & Thank Yous, a punk rock quartet with roots in the likes of the Queers and the Descendents, will kick things off super loud. Seriously, I caught these kids at a basement show last year and I'm pretty sure my tinnitus got a little worse for it, but it was an awesome time.

The Island of Misfit Toys will let up on your eardrums a bit with their lo-fi blend of indie pop, folk, and hip hop. This quirky ensemble just signed to our friends over at Tandem Shop Records and apparently have finished recording their debut LP. This is the second-to-last scheduled show on their local tour so be sure to catch them while you can.

We've also got Currier in the works, the musical brainchild of songwriter Rhys Miller. His dark folk/alt country makes use of some tempos and melodies fairly uncommon to the genre, putting it right against the edge of harder rock. It's a dense, intriguing sound that I bet will make for a compelling live atmosphere.

Finally, WaterHouse will headline. These guys are apparently a septet, and almost uncomfortably energetic in their sound, which seems to be something like punk and jazz and hardcore and prog and who knows what else thrown together in a cyclone. They also list a speak-and-spell player among their members. I'd be willing to go just to see what that looks like.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10, available here, and it's a 17 and over show.

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