Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Weekend Picks: Wonder Years, Long Arms, Burrito Riders League

Thursday night, pop punkers from Philly, The Wonder Years, pop in to perform at The National. Tix are $20 advance, $23 at the door, doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 with three openers: letlive., Microwave, and Tiny Moving Parts. Here's Wonder Years' latest single (language NSFW):

Hardywood Foolery is released on Saturday at, appropriately enough, Hardywood. Foolery is an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels that packs a 14% ABV punch so be ready to Uber home. Kegs are tapped at 2, live music starts at 5 with Grace Vonderkuhn (Dreamy psych and garage rock aesthetics with a sharp pop sensibility, from Wilmington, DE), The Green Hearts (power chords, catchy melodies, sweet harmonies, brainworms, etc.) and Long Arms (indiepunkrockcountryfolktwangpop like Big Star, Replacements, Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady). Here's Long Arms back on April 2015 at Hardywood:

Head to Hardywood again on Sunday for the Burrito Riders League. The tasting room opens at noon, band goes from 3 to 6. Burrito Riders League is "Composed of members of Andy Vaughan and the Driveline and Paulo Franco and the Rateros, and reckons to the 1970's country rock of Pure Prairie League, Poco, NRPS and The Band, with a little Southern rock and all things Gram Parsons." Should be the perfect soundtrack for kicking back under the spring sun with a cold beer. Here they are playing at Legend Brewery in January:

That'll do it. It's a slow week, the calm before the fun storm of spring tours and outdoor shows begins. I'll leave you with the crazy, psychedelic video from Big Grams. This is not the kiddies for sooooo many reasons. Have a great weekend! I hope it's nothing like this video.

Tony Jordan