Saturday, June 23, 2007

Shows this week

The Polyphonic Spree are headlining Stubbs on Sunday night. This is definitely a recommended show. Tickets still available as of my typing, 18 bucks plus fees. Make sure you get there early to see opener Jesca Hoop. Tom Waits has described her music as "like going swimming in a lake at night." That's seriously how he described it. I, personally, think that is enough reason to show up a bit early.

The Polyphonic Spree - Running Away

Jesca Hoop - Intelligentactile 101

On Wednesday A Sunny Day In Glasgow play two shows in Austin. The first is an in-store at End of an Ear on S. 1st at 4pm. The second is a show at Mohawk with My Teenage Stride and Austin's own All In The Golden Afternoon. The show starts at 10pm. A Sunny Day In Glasgow are a very textural band. I would never describe their music by pointing out any one instrument or band member. It's an all or nothing thing. The entire sound that the band creates is what is important here. They've been compared to My Bloody Valentine before, but I think people do that more because of the similarities they have in mindset rather than the similarity of the music. Both bands make music that is very full of sound, but they make different sounds, so the comparison sort of ends right there.

Head over to Red Blondehead to check out some mp3s from the bands.


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