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This week’s shows (2/7/12-2/12/12)

Thurston Moore, San Agustin – Wednesday (2/8), The Goat Farm, $15.

With the future of Sonic Youth in jeopardy, it’s good to see Thurston Moore keeping busy.  Last year’s Demolished Thoughts is probably the quietest album he’s ever released, but it’s far from the pensive strum of most acoustic singer-songwriter efforts.  He approaches his instrument much the same way he does on late period Sonic Youth albums, just with less volume and the support of a string section.  The new songs sounded great in the afternoon sun at Pitchfork last year, so I’m assuming they’ll sound even better on a what should be beautiful night at The Goat Farm.

Natural Child, Turf War, The Boom Bang – Friday (2/10), 529, free.

Nashville’s Natural Child play bluesy stoner punk that exists in an alternate universe where the last four decades of music never existed.  It’s simple and sincere, with their best moments carrying the same pure rock charge that also buoys labelmates JEFF the Brotherhood.  Kindred spirits Turf War could pass as their drunker Atlanta cousins.

CJ Boyd, Nerdkween, Rabbis – Sunday (2/12), The Cut, $5.

Journeyman experimentalist CJ Boyd builds billowing soundscapes out of looped bass.  It’s minimal stuff, but not inaccessible or dryly academic.  Little Advances favorite Nerdkween is on the bill, too, bringing singer-songwriter chops matched with a fondness for tape hiss and other avant flourishes.  The show is going down at The Cut, a Reynoldstown salon by day that occasionally turns into a pretty cool performance space at night.  This should make for a soothing cap to the weekend.

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[PICS] Nerdkween and Warning Light @ Little Advances House, 6/25/11

Last weekend, Mediocre Machine, Nerdkween, and Warning Light played what is likely to be my last house show for awhile.  We just moved and probably can’t throw a full-on show until we settle in and get the lay of the neighborhood.  Peterson Worrell was kind enough to share some pictures of the first two acts, but he didn’t get any of Mediocre Machine.  Thanks to everyone who came out to this show or any of the previous ones.  I’ve had fun throwing them, and I hope I can continue doing something similar in the future.


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This week’s shows (11/22/2010-11/28/2010)

Tim Kasher


So it’s Thanksgiving already.  I will be out of town beginning Tuesday, and probably won’t post for the rest of the week.  If you’re staying in town, here’s what you should go to….

Monday (11/22/2010): Cute Boots and Hello Ocho play a free show at 529.  I can’t find any information about the former online, but the latter is pretty solid.

Tuesday (11/23/2010): I see nothing.  Any suggestions?

Wednesday (11/24/2010): Hollow Stars and Lyonnais play 529.

Thursday (11/25/2010): Thanksgiving.  If you want to celebrate it at a show, your best bet is The Gaye Blades, Predator, and Barreracudas at The Earl.

Friday (11/26/2010): The Coathangers play a show at The Earl to celebrate the release of their Live at The Earl 7″, the second entry in this particular 7″ series.  The $5 cover includes a copy.  All Night Drug Prowling Wolves and Wolves & Jackals open.  There’s also Minus the Bear at the Masquerade with support from Twin Tigers and Tristen.  Finally, Nerdkween celebrates the release of her excellent new album Profitandloss at Highland Inn Ballroom with Parallel Poke and Richard Parsons.  You get a CD with the $8 cover charge.  Look for a review of the album tomorrow.

Saturday (11/27/2010): The Black Lips, Those Darlins, and Holly Golightly at Variety Playhouse will probably be one of the more fun shows you’ll see all year.

Sunday (11/28/2010): Cursive frontman Tim Kasher put out a solo album this year that is very much of a piece with the rest of his discography.  As a longtime Cursive fan, that’s more than okay with me.  See him at The Earl on Sunday with Darren Hanlon and The Wild.