Hessian Goo w/ Back When, Vverevvolf Grehv, & Special Guest DJs Come out and Bang Thy Head. Performing at Hessian Goo are Back When and Vverevvolf Grehv. Also appearing are special guest DJs Dapose & Fathr^ and Clark Baechle! Is there a better way to spend a holiday weekend?
The Ants / SunEater / Brannock Device The Ants / SunEater / Brannock Device
Another Holiday 21+ $7 When they're not stuffing themselves with Little Caesers "Hot-N-Ready" pizzas, Lawrence's Another Holiday preoccupies themselves penning romantically intentioned pop songs for mellow melodics. The group fired up in the summer of 2005 and found their footing with the addition of singer and pianist Katlyn Conroy, who possesses a strong and unique voice that's nonetheless doomed to draw comparisons to Rilo Kiley, Metric, Eisley, Azure Ray et al. The group's songwriting favors balladry over overt rocking, with songs ebbing and flowing and occasionally soaring into Coldplay territory. That's not a bad thing in the hands of capable musicians, all of whom virtuously support Conroy's fast-developing songcraft. -from Lawrence.com Website:www.anotherholidaymusic.com/
Starlight Mints 18+ $10 in advance at bar or groovetickets.com $2 surcharge assessed day of show for minors Candy-coated mod quintet the Starlight Mints sprouted through the ground in Norman, OK -- the same home state as the equally oddball dream pop band Flaming Lips. Starlight Mints -- vocalist/guitarist Allan Vest, keyboardist Marian Love Nunez, bassist Javier Gonzales, drummer Andy Nunez, and guitarist Matt Goad -- began jamming together in the '90s as a seven-person band complete with orchestra, giving birth to their own funky brand of heavily instrumental -- think cello, violin, triangle, and sound effects -- surrealistically worded pop sound. Vest's nasally yet skillful voice is like a cross between Pixie legend Frank Black's tenor and Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano's cracking throat. The band's first album, The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of, was released in 2000. The record reflects numerous influences from the '60s forward. Built on Squares followed three years later. For 2006's Drowaton, the Starlight Mints signed with Barsuk. Show dates with Dios Malos and Octopus Project followed into June. -Betsy Boyd, All Music Guide Website:www.starlightmints.com/