Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weekend Picks: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, No BS! Brass Band, Manzara, Pop.1280

Dan Baird led one of my favorite, and one of the funnest, bands of the 80's, The Georgia Satellites. Dan is still rocking, now with his band Homemade Sin and they'll be at Capital Ale House Downtown to kick off your weekend on Thursday night. Tix are $12 advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with opener Fire Childe. Here's Dan & Homemade Sin the other night in Decatur GA:

Saturday, Hardywood busts out the Bourbon Barleywine and the Walpurgisnacht with a release party that starts at 2. As usual, it don't cost nothin' to get in and there will be yummy food trucks to fill your belly. Music starts at 4:30 with Landis Wine (Beat-driven electronic pop and improvisation), Gull (guitar/percussion hybrid street muse), BIG NO (Dark pop band), Ghastly City Sleep from NYC (Drifting from epic, atmospheric post-rock through monumental textures of piano and blistering brass) and Manzara (post expanse driven kraut psych metal rock). Here's Manzara at Sound of Music Studios last year:

Saturday night at 10, No BS! Brass Band takes the stage (the floor?) at Balliceaux. This is a small venue so get there early if you want to get in. It'll cost you $10. No opener. Here's the band doing "Brass Scene Kids":

Sunday night at Bandito's, a FREE show starts at 9 with alternative/indie/noise rock bands Zooanzoo, Toxic Moxie,  Pop. 1280 and Buck Gooter, Here's Pop. 1280 in NYC last year (language NSFW):

That'll do it. Have a great weekend! If you haven't seen it yet, here's the new OK Go video that they filmed in zero gravity. Another video win for OK Go!

Tony Jordan