THE PLANES with YONCALIA DRAIN at Funky Winker Bean’s

THE PLANES with YONCALIA DRAIN at Funky Winker Bean’s

I should've been paying more attention to the music on stage, but I'm easily distracted by the grungy local show scene I've been avoiding for so long. A green marker stains my wrist as I gain entry, walking straight towards the music of a band I can actually see. Funky Winker Bean's, in an effort to

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LAKEFIELD with BLANK CINEMA at the Railway Club

Blank Cinema sound just like their name; they've got the audio, but the heart of the music isn't there. "Their music is perfectly respectable," thinks one audience member, but nothing grabs my interest. Their last song was the best, but perhaps because there were no vocals. The whole genre felt arti

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KATASTROYKA with MIAOU MIAOU and THE PLANES at the Media Club

The Planes is fronted by just two guys (Robin and his brother) who are having a good time, having a good time. It feels good to write that again, since I've only ever been able to use it on Katastroyka in previous posts. It seems this entire concert is about guys who are having a good time. Robin

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THE ME MONSTER with THE PATIENCE PRODUCT and NOOBIE NOOBINSON AND THE BOOMSDAY ALLIANCE at The Media Club

On first listen, Noobie Noobinson's set sounds darker than it has in the past. But of course, it's because I always forget the plethora of genres thrown into the mix. While the obvious description is "general weirdness," the best words may be "psychedelic rock." Zenith D.’s (Wonder)pants are hangi

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REDRICK SULTAN with KORO KIDINGA and SUGARLOAF KEY at Pub 340

Photography by Jill Hancock :: Sugarloaf Key are very, very new. Their MySpace page screams inexperience, and yet I like their style. It's more rock than prog, and just off-the-beaten-track enough to enjoy without being too crazy to appreciate. This is the kind of music that can bridge the gap betwe

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STARS with HEY ROSETTA! at the Orpheum

Hey Rosetta! appears in a seemingly different incarnation from the first time I saw them at JunoFest last year, but as I wonder where the rest of the band is, the final two band members appear in the middle of the first song. Hey Rosetta! instroduced me to the six-string bass, and at this show J

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