Friday, September 28, 2012

M83, Minus the Bear, Ian Anderson, Adam Ant, Southern Belles

A pretty good weekend shaping up musically. You can start at The Camel on Friday night with No BS! Brass Band. The show will start at 9 PM with opener Rattlemouth. It's $7 to get in.

Electronica artist M83 hits up The National on Saturday night. Tix are $27.50 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with opener Sun Airway. You might dig M83 if you like Air, Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, Simple Minds, Talk Talk, Tangerine Dream or Tears for Fears. Here is a fan made video using time-lapse photography of LA set to M83's "Echoes of Mine":



Electrified country funk jam band, Southern Belles, will celebrate the release of their new CD, "Sharp as a Knife", with a show at The Camel. Doors open at 8, music starts at 10 with opener The Shack Band. It's $7 to get in or you can pay $10 to get in and get a copy of the new CD. The band will be augmented by a horn section and pedal steel guitarist, Stephen Kuester, so this should be a pretty killer show. The band played on CBS 6's "Virginia This Morning" on Monday. Here's the video:


Grateful Dead cover band, King Solomon's Marbles, will be at Cary St. Cafe on Saturday. They'll start at 10 PM and it's $7 to get in.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull performs the concept albums "Thick as a Brick" and "Thick as a Brick, pt. 2" in their entirety at the Carpenter Theatre on Sunday night. BTW, I heard the Fresh Beat Band did a kick-ass show Thursday night at the Carpenter Theatre. Though I think they haven't been the same since the original Marina left. Anyway back to Ian Anderson, this will be a theatrical production with video and additional musicians augmenting Ian's regular touring band. Note that this will not be a Jethro Tull greatest hits show. Doors will open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. No opening band is listed so don't be late. Tix run $59.50 and $75. Here they are playing a track from "Thick as a Brick 2" called "Banker Bets, Banker Wins":



Seattle indie pop band Minus the Bear will be at The National on Sunday night. Tix are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Caspian and Cursive. Here's Minus the Bear performing "Diamond Lightning" at a session for website Last.fm. I really like this song:



And here is Minus the Bear doing "Steel and Blood" at the same session:



80's new wave heartthrob, Adam Ant, will be at The National on Tuesday night. Tix are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Brothers of Brazil. Here's Adam with "Goody Two Shoes":



I'm outta here! Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan