Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Go to There: February 14 - 20

By Andrew Hertzberg

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Tuesday, February 14th: Tyler Jon Tyler, Nones, the Runnies at Empty Bottle (9:30, 21+, $8)
Nothing says love like some minimal garage pop by local trio TJT. Keep the energy (and noise level) up with Nones and the Runnies kicking things off.

Wednesday, February 15th: Angel Olsen at Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $7)
…and on Wednesday let’s tone it down a bit. The solo songstress has the voice of an…no no no, I’m not gonna be that obvious. But if you’re looking for some lo- fi pop-folk that finds heartfelt inspiration in the classic as well as contemporary, this is the spot for you.

Thursday, February 16th: Panda Riot at Subterranean  (8 PM, 21+, $8)
If shoegaze is a meaningless label, than Panda Riot are one of the best reverbed-laden, mesmerizingly relaxed, distortion and tremolo led rock groups you can find in the local scene.

Friday, February 17th: Vortis, Cathy Santonies at Quenchers (9 PM, 21+, $5 suggested)
Isn’t it great when us music writers flip the script and put ourselves out there? One who’s been at it the longest (in both games) is Jim DeRogatis. Taking a night off of scrutinizing all of the ways Lollapalooza is screwing our city over, he’s rocking the drums for post-punk, pop vulgarites Vortis. Triple R rrriotgirl girls the Cathy Santonies open.

Saturday, February 18th: Big Colour, Magic City at Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $5)
Need some girl-group inspired dude rock? Check out Big Colour. They remind me a bit of other reverb drenched locals Mines. Feel it all around with psych-ish dream poppers Magic City opening up.

Sunday, February 19th: Screaming Females at Permanent Records (5 PM, AA, FREE)
Usually bands stop by Perm Rex before a show while they have some time to kill in town, but it looks like this is the only time you’ll have to catch the Jersey trio this time around. The punk-pop trio is like an East Coast female-fronted Thermals. Catch the show and maybe buy a record or two why dontcha? (note the early set time too).

Monday, February 20th: Royal Baths at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, FREE)
Jesus, and I thought Chicago had a good psych/garage/fuzz scene. The Bay Area’s been kicking out the jams recently with Sic Alps, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, etc. and Royal Baths fit right into the arsenal of '60s inspired West Coast primal psych’n’roll. They’ve since moved it to NYC, but they seem to be making waves (and noise) wherever they go.

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