The vaguely jazzy and dominantly chaotic, constantly moving sounds of A Tundra make them quite a unique group. Fans of puns are required to check out last year’s Ides of Parch. Opening the show is the psychy-proggy Health & Beauty.
Wednesday, April 4: Metronomy at Lincoln Hall (9 PM, 21+, $15)
Looking for some cool grooves by a group that's listened to their share of Roxy Music? English four piece Metronomy has been making some funky tunes for over a decade, and locals Hey Champ opening for them are sure to keep the energy up all night.
Thursday, April 5: Architecture at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $8 or FREE w/RSVP)
The three ladies in Architecture make hauntingly beautiful dream pop, best exemplified by "In the Morning." Though a trio, each member is multi-instrumental, allowing for grander experiments. Get there early to give a Chicago welcome to Brazilian melodic indie-poppers Some Community and local shoegazers Videotape.
Friday, April 6: Joie de Vivre at Subterranean (9 PM, 17+, $10)
Thought the professionally Midwest emo group broke up? Think again, son. Forget the pop-punk whiny connotations "emo" has come to mean, and remember that their sound is more akin to the Promise Ring, American Football and Mineral. Get there early for Droughts, the Please and Thank Yous, and Into It. Over It.
Saturday, April 7: Maps and Atlases at Saki (4 PM, AA, FREE)
Dig the Maps and Atlases song we posted yesterday but don’t want to wait until May to see ‘em live? They’ll be at the intimate record store space with an afternoon performance and hopefully preview some of that new stuff. Carbon Tigers play as well.
Sunday, April 8: Bone and Bell at Whistler (8:30 PM, 21+, FREE)
2012 has already been a busy year for the Heather Smith led Bone and Bell. They seem to play shows constantly, including an opening slot for Marketa Irglova in January, a Daytrotter session last month and a new EP coming soon. Check 'em out if you haven't yet.
Monday, April 9: Rodeo, Big Colour at Cole’s (8:00, 21+, FREE)
Sludge rockers Rodeo team up with psych-rockers Big Colour for an art gallery fundraiser. Raffle prizes not only from Cole’s, but Quimby’s, Café Mustache, Logan Theatre and free pizza from Piece means you need to go to here, no questions asked. (note: if you have further questions, check out the facebook event page).