Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Keep Shelly in Athens at the Mohawk

As I mentioned last week, there are enough good shows happening Wednesday night to satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes. My goal is to highlight some of the best ones right here on this very blog. For this post, I want you to pay close attention to what's going to happen on the Mohawk's INSIDE stage Wednesday night. Pay no attention to the outside stage during THIS post. Basque in the glory that is the return of Greek indie-electronic act, Keep Shelly in Athens. Last November, those of us at Fun Fun Fun Fest had the pleasure of seeing the band's first U.S. performance and they are back tomorrow night. Keep Shelly in Athens are on their way to Coachella and they'll be bringing their brand of laid-back electronic textures with heart-melting vocals to the cramped quarters of the Mohawk. I feel like if you don't attend the show Greece's economy could collapse, sending the Euro into free-fall, driving up the interest rates on your credit cards and student loans. Don't be selfish! Buy a ticket!

Keep Shelly in Athens - Our Own Dream video via YouTube

Jonquil are sharing the bill with Keep Shelly in Athens. Their latest album is called, Point of Go and it is truly excellent. Don't believe me? Well fuck you! No, but seriously feel free to form your own opinion by listening to it in full on Spotify. It's their first release that was recorded in a proper studio! It's filled with electro-pop wonderment and catchy melodies.

Jonquil - It's My Part video via YouTube