This week’s shows (9/13/2010-9/19/2010)

Lower Dens

Monday (9/13/2010)

All Tiny Creatures do the experimental/krautrock/minimalism thing with accessibility and personality. I think they kind of sound like Silver Apples. They’ll be at 529 on Monday. Nomen Novum opens, Roman Photos headline.

Tuesday (9/14/2010)

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriters Sharon Van Etten and Marissa Nadler will be at 529. Van Etten has a voice that floors, and she’s touring with a full band for the first time ever. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a couple months. Unfortunately, this show conflicts with a pretty great drone lineup over at Eyedrum: Expo ’70, Lid Emba, and Brainworlds would be slam dunk on any other night.

Wednesday (9/15/2010)

Lower Dens were fantastic opening for Future Islands at 529 and Criminal Records back in May (my review), and their debut album is one of the year’s best. Do not miss them at 529 with local openers The Back Pockets and Spirits and the Melchizedek Children.

Thursday (9/16/2010)

Packed night. Young Antiques headline Star Bar’s free Thursday show. Mermaids are back from their first tour, opening for Vermillion Sands and Tiger! Tiger! at 529. Local folk-punks The Wild play with terrifically-named Phoenix folk-punks Andrew Jackson Jihad at WonderRoot. And finally, new K Records band Christmas play Highland Inn Ballroom with Untied States.

Friday (9/17/2010)

Edan will be at 529 with Noot d’Noot and a screening of his new film. This will probably sell out. There’s also Athens dance band Reptar headlining the Drunken Unicorn.

Saturday (9/18/2010)

There’s a Beach Party at Wells St Warehouse with The Coathangers, Mermaids, The Clap, Predator, and Balkans (and maybe more?). There aren’t really a lot of details online, but I assume it’s a day show. The Coathangers and Predator also play later that night at Star Bar as part of the Totally Titties breast cancer benefit, along with GG King, Baby Dinosaurs vs. Extinction, and more. Edan does 529 again, this time with Patten Locke and Dillon. The best bet is at Drunken Unicorn, though: Candy Claws, This Piano Plays Itself, and Living Rooms is too good a lineup to pass up. The new Candy Claws album is great; look for a review here in the next couple of days.

Sunday (9/19/20)

I can’t say I really recommend Laura Veirs & whatever it is now with The Watson Twins at The Earl, but it’s something that is happening on Sunday, and I don’t really see anything else.

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