Saturday, April 14, 2012

Alison Krauss, Shpongle, Wonder Years, Pretty Reckless, Washed Out, Lovedrug, Barstool Heroes

Feeling better today, at least well enough to be able to sit at the computer instead of curled up in bed in the fetal position like I was yesterday. Still not feeling well enough to go to a wedding today and I'm subsisting on a diet of pretzels and water.

Currently watching We Were Promised Jetpacks on the YouTube Coachella webcast. Oh wait, now I'm switching channels to watch the weirdness that is Tune-Yards. I love when YouTube does the webcasts with more than one channel.

Anyway, back to where we left off, which was Sunday. Sunday afternoon, you can see the outlaw country of Barstool Heroes at The Republic. FREE to get in and it'll start at 4 so you can still get home and get a good night's sleep. And few things are better than a good beer buzz as the sun goes down.

Also, on Sunday, bluegrass/Americana queen Alison Krauss comes to the Landmark Theater with her band Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30, tix are $51.50 and $61.50. Their most recent album, "Paper Airplane", won the Grammy this year for Best Bluegrass Album. Here they are doing the Bob Dylan classic, "I Believe In You":

For something completely different, check out psychedelic, ambient, techno, trance band Shpongle and their killer light show at The National on Sunday night. Tix are $25, doors open at 8 and the show starts at 8 with openers Party Liberation Front (Reinhold) and The Polychrons. Here's the promo for the tour and you can get a little taste. I couldn't find a good video. Why do people even bother to post crappy videos where the sound sucks and the camera is shaking all the time on YouTube? You are wasting my time, your time and the whole world's time. Just enjoy the show while you are there.

Monday at The Canal Club, Philadelphia punk pop band The Wonder Years will perform. Tix are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 with openers Polar Bear Club, Transit, A Loss For Words, and The Story So Far. Here's The Wonder Years with "Came Out Swinging":

At the Canal Club on Tuesday night is hard indie rock band The Pretty Reckless (feat. Taylor Momsen of Gossip Girl, if you like that kind of thing). Tix are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and the opener is The Hollywood Kills. Here's The Pretty Reckless' new video, "You":

At Kingdom on Tuesday night, indie rock band Lovedrug (my favorite kind of drug) leads a big lineup also featuring The Last Royals, The Silent Age, Parade and The Ruin City. Show starts at 6 and it's $10 to get in. Here's Lovedrug doing "Dinosaur" in a video featuring cute girls and a Yeti so you know it's good. It's the Yeti that really puts it over the top:

At The National on Tuesday night, indie electronic rocker Ernest Greene aka Washed Out will play. Tix are $12.50. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Memoryhouse. Washed Out will be playing Lollapalooza in Chicago this year. Here's Washed Out's "Amor Fati":

I'm outta here. Gonna watch some Laura Marling on the Coachella webcast and have some more water. Mmmmm, water.

Tony Jordan