Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tigers are Picky, Too.

A little late this week with the Pick of the Week, yes, I know. Heaven forbid I have a life or something! Despite the fact that there are a million and one good shows happening on Saturday, I’m going to pick a band that’s having their CD release party at the EARL this Friday night. Tiger! Tiger! I saw them play there about two years ago, and I thought that they were great. Enough to stick out in my mind later on, which always seems to be an indication of something good, right?

Maybe it was the fact that they have two girls out front singing and playing, and I was pretty attracted to the dirtiness of the music and how well it fit with the attitude these chicks were oozing. They go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and after seeing one of their sets, I vowed to follow them. I suck at doing that, but after revisiting the grimy guitar riffs and generally punked out vocals, I’m putting my best foot forward to see them whenever I can. Maybe one day when I own a place that has a garage, I’ll hire them to play a party...and literally be a ‘garage band.’ Nyuk nyuk.

This line-up is one of grandeur, even though I’m the first to admit I’m not normally cool enough to follow these bands...Tenement Halls and Thee Crucials will be in tow for support. Check out their songs on MySpace to get a little taste of The Kind of Goodnight.

Other tidbits worth mentioning today…

***I got the new Rilo Kiley, Under the Blacklight, in the mail yesterday, and I’m in love with "Breakin’ Up" and "Dejalo." This album is well worth the buy.

***Saturday night's for fightin'! Or seeing a good live show. September is most certainly impending...

>>>>>Vinyl: This show marks the highly anticipated return of Estates' lead singer, Franc, who has been out of the country for several months. No, really, he has. Support from Winston Audio and Summerbirds in the Cellar. (BTW, there are two bands on this bill that have been past CoaMA Picks of the Week.)

>>>>>Lenny's: Hometown heroes turned national touring powerhouse, Snowden, will be playing.

>>>>>Smith's Olde Bar: Modern Skirts are here tonight, rounding out the list.
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