POP is in the air, and in the week preceding the festivities, here are a few shows to whet your appetites.
Thursday (right now)
Head over to Il Motore to catch the deeply moving post-rock of Explosions in the Sky’s Japanese label-mates, MONO. Opening for them is the former drummer of slowcore pioneers, Codeine, (and an accomplished solo guitarist and composer in his own right ) Chris Brokaw.
I’m pretty sure there’s a bad joke to be told about a Swedish pop group, a trio of Urban-Dictionary-terminology-using garage rockers, and four men in dresses walking into a bar, but I’ll spare you. Go check out Le Kid, UBT (formerly Uncle Bad Touch) and Man Legs tomorrow night at Popolo.
Why not continue your weekend at Popolo with the field recording + guitar music of Nick Kuepfer, the ambient folk of Big Brave, and Jason Sharp’s baritone saxophone playing? Or, perhaps some industrial post-rock by Mardi Noir plus the francophone art-song stylings of Mansfield.TYA at Divan Orange?
Continue the Casa streak with their monthly spoken word night, Words and Music.