Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Go to There: May 29 - June 4

By Andrew Hertzberg
My Gold Mask
Tuesday, May 29th: Run DMT at Burlington (9 PM, $5, 21+)
No, not the dubstep Run DMT, but the band that features members from Magic Milk and Big Colour. Check out this summery jam that swelters along with this current heat wave.

Wednesday, May 30th: Victor Villarreal at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $8 / free with RSVP)
Cap’n Jazz, Owls, and Ghosts and Vodka member performs solo. This year’s Invisible Cinema offers enigmatic guitar work in a range you can anticipate given his previous bands.

Thursday, May 31st: Cool Devices at the Burlington (9 PM, $5, 21+)
With songs with names like "Primitive" and "Come Get Me" and an album recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio, you probably already have an idea of what Cool Devices sounds like. No frills rock that thrives in a left-of-center world.

Friday, June 1st: Coffin Ships at Coles (9 PM, 21+, FREE)
Not to be confused with Coffin Pricks, Coffin Ships have a more clean and melodic but just as upbeat sound. The male/female vocals with indie-pop roots bring to mind Rilo Kiley. Check out the three song Basement EP – whimsical and spunky.

Saturday, June 2nd: My Gold Mask at Hideout (9 PM, 21+, $10)
The arena-sized sounds of My Gold Mask bring their eerie rhythms to the intimate confines of the Hideout. The dark dance pop duo promises to preview some new material from an upcoming full length.

Sunday, June 3rd: School of Rock at Schubas (4 PM, AA, $10)
Like School of Rock? Like Neil Young? Like supporting the youth in the arts? If you’re at least 1 for 3, check out students of school pay tribute to the rock legend at this afternoon show.

Monday, June 4th: Stephen Paul Smoker at the Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $5)
If you haven’t caught SPS and his band by now, make sure you do. They play an eclectic mix of psych inspired sounds that focu more on structure than ridiculous freak outs. Check out my review of his recently released Ripe Fruit and the music video for Green City here.

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