While Kevin did a fantabulous job with this month’s upcoming shows, there were a few more that I wanted to call out:
The Ponys – I know, I know, this was already included, but for the love of god, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support this band! They’ve put out three (3) solid albums to date and their infectious garage rock—embellished with pop sensibilities—is sure to please. Their latest release Turn The Lights Out is awesome, but check out the previous LP, Celebration Castle, for the real goods. TONIGHT @ THE CROCODILE ($10).
Grand Archives (w/ Helio Sequence & Minus the Bear) – This show goes down at the Showbox (ugh, “at the Market”) Saturday Nov. 10th. With three solid local bands on the bill, this will no doubt be good. While Helio Sequence and Minus the Bear have received plenty of high marks before (and rightly so), it’s Grand Archives that whets my whistle. Mat Brooke (of Band of Horses and Carissa’s Wierd fame) fronts this recently signed Sub Popper. $16 Adv / $18 DOS All Ages
These Arms Are Snakes – This band is so awesome, not even the fact that their name is just the 2nd most awesomest band name ever can diminish their awesomeness. For fans of local post-hardcore (that just means it’s LOUD and AWESOME). Part of ISIS’s 10-Year Anniversary Tour. Wednesday Nov. 14th @ Neumo’s;$15 Adv All Ages.
Lake of Falcons – So, in case you were wondering, this is the band with the best name ever. EVER. Just think about it: A lake…of FALCONS. Fashioning a “throwback” grungy sound with crunchy monster-guitars and dual vocals, it’s a pleasure to see them still booking shows. They’ve been around on fantastic DIY label Beep Repaired for some time, but haven’t got their proper due. A great chance to support the hard-hats of the local scene: Wednesday Nov 21st @ the Crocodile ($6).
Les Savy Fav – This is another of my favorites…Art-rockers from Brooklyn celebrate their first release in three years. The bass lines will slice you into pieces, the guitars will make you squeal and you just might get some sort of ambiguous liquid thrown on you by satiric frontman Tim Harrington. I love this band. Friday Nov. 30th @ Neumo’s ($18 Adv)
The Cave Singers with Fleet Foxes - Can’t say enough about the beautiful, macabre folk of Seattle’s Cave Singers and the 70s AM radio-inspired musings of Fleet Foxes. Check them out while they’re still under the radar. Friday Nov. 30th @ the Crocodile ($10)
That is all.