Tonight kicks off the first round of the CWMA showcases around town. Check out the lineups for tonight's and tomorrow night's show here.
As much as I wish I were going to see Birthquake! at Burt's Tiki Lounge tonight, I am skipping out to catch Prefuse 73 at Urban Lounge...
w/ Gaslamp Killer & Voices Voices
Friday, February 5th @ Urban Lounge, $12
Yes, I'm missing one of my favorite local bands to catch this electronic, hip-hop artist. Well, honestly, I'm not even sure if that sort of vague, genre-tossing really does the guy (is it just one guy? I don't even know) justice. Read this little write-up about his latest album via his label, Warp Records:
"It’s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS and Cornelius, not to mention his early collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Prefuse 73 sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Herren’s twisted visions of prog-rock, “machine funk” and global psychedelia.
For Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, Herren rejected the idea of straight digital recording and instead went the much more intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. In addition to the recording process, Ampexian also differs in its composition, existing as a tapestry of tracks of varying lengths and moods, albeit with a remarkable linear flow and, of course, unmatched rhythmic bump."
Pretty sure it's going to be a cool show...
We got a boat-load of new tickets in today including tickets for King Khan & the Shrines, Red Sparowes, Frightened Rabbit and Brian Jonestown Massacre. Click here for the full-listing. So many great shows coming up this spring...get ready!