This is the psych-sludge choice for the week. The Thrill Jockey signees feature members from the No Neck Blues Band and Psychic Ills. I can’t imagine what unworldly sounds they’ll come up with in the small backroom at the Burlington. Solar Fox (featuring local psych-guru Steve Krakow) opens.
Wednesday, March 28: Dustin Wong at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $8)
Still crying over the breakup of Ponytail? Or never knew who they were? Here’s your chance to check out (another) Thrill Jockey artist, Dusting Wong, wonderously loop together guitar tracks that’ll entice and en-trance.
Thursday, March 29th: Heavy Cream at Double Door (8:30, 21+, $12)
I remember seeing Heavy Cream open for Marnie Stern and being knocked on my ass. Quick songs, quick wit. ‘Nuff said. Hunx and His Punx headline.
Friday, March 30th Wume at Ball Hall (9:30 PM, AA, $5)
If Wume were at SXSW, I’m sure there would have been quite a few tweets about how they are "killing it." To elaborate, the drum and keys duo of April Camlin and Albert Schatz experiment with sounds and time signatures without falling into the trap of getting too far out there. Catch ‘em at this great DIY spot.
(PS: my guys in Moon Furies open for Chairlift at the Empty Bottle this night, too. Advanced tickets are sold out but there will be some available at the door. Check out their latest video, er, montage of cartoons set to "Look at Me."
Saturday, March 31st: Al Scorch at Hideout (9 PM, 21+, $8)
Take punk attitude combined with a dynamic banjoteer and you get Al Scorch. Fascinating lyrics backed by folky tunes, ranging from restrained to raucous.
Sunday, April 1st: Ghost Mice at the Juicer (7 PM, AA, $7)
Not to be confused with local spazz rockers Paper Mice, Ghost Mice is an folk-punk duo I assumed were long gone. This may be an esoteric April Fool’s joke, or it may be a chance to catch a gem in a unique space.
Monday, April 2nd: Tin Tin Can at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, FREE)
Celebrate the recent release of Strange Vibrations at this free show. Straight up guitar based indie rock, reminds me of Appleseed Cast, a less weird Flaming Lips, and most closely to Freelance Whales.