Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mates of State, Screaming Females, Man Overboard, Black Girls, Steel Pulse

We begin tonight with a pop-punk show at a record store.  Screaming Females (only one of whom is actually a screaming female) will be at Steady Sounds on 322 W Broad.  They'll come on around 7 and its a FREE, all ages show.  Julie Karr will open.  Here's Screaming Females going "Wild":

At Kingdom on Thursday night, pop-emo from Man Overboard who will perform for your pleasure.  It's $10 to get in.  The doors open at 6.  Handguns, Seahaven, Daytrader and Candy Hearts will open.  Man Overboard play "Montrose" here:

Friday night, alt-country bad m-f'er David Allan Coe will be at the Hat Factory.  Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 and tix are $20.  Here's DAC performing "River" at the Tennessee State Prison in 1975. I wonder what the jailbirds thought of DAC's whole rhinestone cowboy get-up?

Also, on Friday, Black Girls will bring their dance groove to Balliceaux.  Show starts at 10:30 and it's $5 to get in.  Here's the band playing at Camp Barefoot last summer.

If you are stuck at home Friday night and are in the mood for some rabble-rousing folk music in the vein of early Dylan or John Hiatt, you can check out the webcast with Dan Bern & Common Rotation from TRI Studios.  It will start at 10 PM ET.

Saturday, there is another webcast from TRI Studios, this one with politically charged jazz-rap band Alphabet Soup.  Bob Weir & Ratdog fans will recognize Ratdog band members Kenny Brooks on sax and Jay Lane on drums.  That'll start at 9 PM ET.

Monday night, indie rock duo Mates of State will be the Canal Club.  Tix are $15.  Doors will open at 7 and  Sean Bones and Canary Oh Canary will open.  Their album "Mountaintops" made famed music critic Robert Christgau's Best of 2011 list.  Here they are performing on Letterman back in October.  It's a immensely catchy and hummable song I really dig called "Palomino".  Check it out.:

Tuesday night, reggae icons Steel Pulse will be at The National. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7 and the National web site says the show will be done by 11 so you can get home, get yourself tucked into bed and still be coherent at work the next day.  Ace Reporter and Antero will open.  Here's Steel Pulse in '78 doing "Ku Klux Klan" and "Prodigal Son":

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan