Monday, December 01, 2008

December Starts With A Bang

The holidays are definitely coming early to us here in IA land. In just the first few days of the month, some great acts are playing shows in the area. Check out some of the highlights:

If you don't have your tickets for the back-to-back Vampire Weekend and The Teenagers shows Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 Club, assume the position and find the usual shady means of getting your way in. These shows are completely sold out. In the mean time, enjoy the videos.

Illinois is back at it with Chapter 2 of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe. The four city swing starts in DC at DC9 Tuesday night. If that is not enough to get you out, Jade Tree artist Snowden and fellow Georgia group Twin Tigers round out the line-up. This show is my pick for the week, a definite killer.

mp3: Illinois - She's So Blond
mp3: Twin Tigers - If
mp3: Snowden - Anti-Anti

Most country/alt-rock is average, pretty much all the same. There is something different about The Everybodyfields from Johnson City, TN. Maybe it's the great combinations of vocals and instruments or just my love for a great pedal steel. Over at HearYa, they recorded a great studio session.

mp3: The Everybodyfields - Gun (via HearYa)

Wednesday, you make the call. At Sixth & I, Yeasayer. Up in the NW, Dr. Dog plays the 9:30. Tough choice. Flip a coin, play One Potato, Two Potato, whatever you have to do to make up your mind. Glad I don't have to make that choice.

mp3: Yeasayer - Sunrise
mp3: Dr. Dog - Ain't It Strange (Daytrotter)

The rest of the beginning of the week shakes out like this:

Monday 12/1

Mittenfields/Looselips/Teeedo @ Black Cat
Sebastian Grainger/Josh Reichmann @ Johnny Brenda's (Sebastian Grainger mp3)
Little Dragon @ M Room (more Swedish pop!)
Federal Reserve Presents @ IOTA

Wednesday 12/3

The Modern Society @ The Khyber
David Byrne @ Grand Opera House (Wilmington)

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