Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Killer Folky Bill at the 'Hawk

I just read that Eric Johnson, the singer/songwriter for Seattle-based band the Fruit Bats, is also a member of the Shins now. Isn't that interesting? I also, recently saw a piece about street cart food featuring a recently fired member of the Shins. Seems like the ole Shins have a lot of shhh going down, hopefully it will birth a great break-up record ala Fleetwood Mac. But I digress...

I mention the Fruit Bats for a reason, dear reader, they are appearing at our favorite fortress of indie-rock the Mohawk tomorrow night and we think you should probably go. I know it's a Wednesday but it's the 'Hawk y'all; shows over by midnight, last call is at 2, last bus leaves downtown at 2:40, drunk food at your favorite late-night diner, argue politics with some cowboys from the Broken Spoke, make-up over flasks of whiskey (obvs), sing along to Willy, watch the sunrise... fuck work, let's party!

Fruit Bats - Lives of Crime video via YouTube

Free Mp3's courtesy of Subpop, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band

Free Mp3 ---> Fruit Bats - My Unusual Friend

Free Mp3 ---> Fruit Bats - Silent Life

Damn, I sort of got caught up in that moment back there, sorry 'bout that. The best way to start your own post-Fruit Bats story is by getting yourself a ticket to the show. Then, while you're at the show you'll STFU while the MFing band is playing or I'll judo chop your larynx, just so you know. You'll take some awful pictures with your iPhone and send it to your POS roommate who's at Hula Huts trying to get some ass all the while experiencing some kick-ass music from a, tighter-than-ever, incarnation of the Fruit Bats.

Fruit Bats - When U Love Somebody video via YouTube

The Low Lows play the 9 O'clock, opening, slot tomorrow night. From them, you can expect some 3-part harmonies, some steel guitar, some nice little melodies and a 40 minutes set time. What more could you ask for really? A Lone Star perhaps?

the Low Lows - Black Bees video via YouTube. We <3 you La Blogotheque.

Death Vessel will be playing the 10 O'clock slot tomorrow night. Would you believe they're from Providence, RI? I thought Deer Tick was the only decent band America's bitch, Rhode Island would give us. However, with Death Vessel's relatively-recent signing to Subpop Records it seems as though there's room enough in RI for 2 good bands...I doubt there are anymore though. Seriously, have you been to Providence? Didn't think so.

Death Vessel - Circa video via YouTube

Free Mp3 courtesy of Subpop, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Death Vessel - Bruno's Torso