Monday, July 28, 2008

World Class Fad: Upcoming Shows of Note

Cool shows for the hot days this week....

-Tuesday, July 29

The Airborne Toxic Event @ DC9 ($10): I have already written a bunch about these guys but in case I didn't already say so, they put on a top-notch live show. With their Conan O'Brien appearance on Friday and all sorts of buzz before their debut record is even out (not till August 5th to exact), they're definitely a band on the cusp of huge. See them here at a small club like DC9 so you can say "I saw them when" as their next DC appearance will probably be at the 930 Club.

For readers in NYC, they are also playing the Mercury Lounge on Thursday, July 31 ($10).

Old 97s @ 930 Club (sold out): I first heard tracks from the 97s' newest record Blame it On Gravity at SXSW this year and I was definitely thrilled to hear an excellent return to form. If the music isn't enough to get you there, I got four words for you: Rhett Miller hip swing. Wowza...

-Friday, August 1

Bon Iver @ Black Cat (sold out):
Man, can this guy turn a phrase, just makes me heart do some serious backflips in its tenderness. Just beautiful....

(Bon Iver performing for the great Black Cab Sessions)

-Saturday, August 2

Earlimart @ Ottobar ($10): Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray provide another lovely gem in the form of Hymn and Her. If you love lush harmonies, smart lyrics, and lovely hooky quiet-ness (most of the time), be sure to check them out.

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