Before I get lost in the flight of fancy that is to follow, let me begin by saying unequivocally that ArchAnimals are currently the most underrated live band in New Orleans. In a town practically run on a collective desire to hone and perfect a particular style of music designed to embody all that is [...]
Native America + Netherfriends + Pals performing at CIRCLE BAR!!!!!!!!!!!! on February 2, 2012
02.02: Native America + Netherfriends + Pals – CIRCLE BAR!
For the recently un-re-initiated, Thursday night’s showcase may be the perfect excuse to check out Circle Bar’s new digs: Native America has grown from Sun Hotel drummer Ross Farbe’s found sound side project to a surging space pop trio, churning out a prolific stream of bouncy, fitful tunes and accompanying them with exquisitely precise and energetic performances. They are joined by Chicagoan Shawn Rosenblatt’s full-power one-man psych-pop orchestra Netherfriends, and local jam/folk band Pals, who went on a late-2011 tear following their showstopping supporting slot for Washed Out at One Eyed Jacks in October.
12.05: Lovey Dovies + Follow That Bird + DJ Brice Nice – The Saint
After a quiet hiatus earlier this year, the unwieldy, gain-driven Lovey Dovies – New Orleans’ own Dinosaur Jr. revivalists – have returned from the ether with a new lineup and a newfound lease on live music. Joined by Austin-based dissonant southern rockers Follow That Bird and one of the Saint’s most well-known late night residents, DJ Brice Nice, James Hayes and co. recently announced, rather abruptly, a comeback show at the Saint this Monday as well as a handful of new recordings to appear on their upcoming sophomore album.
Gold And The Rush + PALS + Chilldren performing at Breezy’s Spot Riverbend on November 11, 2011