08.09: The Eastern Sea + Native America + Sharks’ Teeth – One Eyed Jacks
In only thirty days time an Eastern Sea performance has gone from highly recommended to nothing short of required, appointment viewing: the new album they just put out is an all-consuming masterpiece and their current 7-piece touring outfit perfectly navigates the tension-filled narratives and robust instrumental panoramas of the long-awaited Plague with an expressive energy that adds yet another dimension to the dazzling compositions on their full-length debut.
It has actually become part of Sun Hotel‘s charm, that even in the short time lapse between tracking and the formal release of each recorded work, the band already appears to be waist deep in their next musical act. Without altogether abandoning or disowning past songs, they routinely tweak or tinker with arrangements in a [...]
11.26: The Rooks + The Switchers + Sharks’ Teeth + Dominique LeJeune – The Big Top
If you’ve been to The Big Top in the last five years, the Lower Central City gallery associated with the non-profit arts education organization 3 Ring Circus Productions, there is a good chance it was for a Community Records organized or affiliated event; and this weekend Community Records will stage an event to benefit the center itself. It will be headlined by The Rooks, a punk power-trio starring label co-founder Greg Rodrigue, Lollies’ guitarist Brian Pretus and Rob Landry of Marathon on drums. The bill also includes ska-core crooners The Switchers and solo performances from math-folk songstress Dominique LeJeune and Tyler Schurlock of Sun Hotel, under the guise of his prolific space drone side project Sharks’ Teeth.
Though no anecdote involving Sun Hotel’s staggering collective work ethic should catch anyone off guard at this point, it’s nevertheless overwhelming to peruse the seemingly endless stream of releases on the side bar of singer Tyler Scurlock’s Sharks’ Teeth Bandcamp page and realize that this output exists in addition to his separate writing and performing [...]
07.23: Electronic Takeover – Ampersand
For the final New Orleans event of the summer, the dependable stable of local talent will be supplemented by breakout west coast duo LA Riots, fresh off a sold-out European tour and featured spot at Ultra Music Fest. And in case you haven’t heard: if Electronic Takeover wants a pool, Electronic Takeover gets a pool.
One of the most exciting parts of following a young band is watching their musical and songwriting sensibilities change and evolve quite literally before your ears. Sharks’ Teeth, the nom de guerre Tyler Schurlock adopts when not writing songs for and performing with Sun Hotel, started out as little more than an avenue to release [...]