Wednesday, June 9, 2010:
~Not to dis the headliner, but The Burning Hotels press pics lacked a cute chick with pigtails, scarf, bug-eyed sunglasses, and a snare drum.
295 Treadwell Street
$10 - 6:00PM - All Ages
Forged under the inspiration of post-punk and angular melodies, The Burning Hotels cut through modern rock with driving sounds and propulsive rhythms. The band made their recording debut with a self-released EP titled Eighty Five Mirrors, licensed by Razor & Tie. This EP won the Fort Worth Weekly’s Album of the Year and 3 of the Top 10 Songs of the Decade. In April of 2010, The Burning Hotels released their debut full-length LP, Novels.
Son Cats are a psychedelic garage-pop band hailing from Connecticut. Their two EPs, Sun Set on Dead Star Boulevard and White Sunglasses are available from For Arbors / For Satellites and MMMM Records. The Cats invoke these kinds of sounds: Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers watching Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, The Vaselines watching Dock Ellis try to bean every member of the 1974 Cincinnati Reds, CCR making a soundtrack for a Clint Eastwood movie written by Arthur C. Clarke. They love big cats and big art.
The Lesser Knowns open this one, but are really living up to their name since they are barely listed anywhere, and so I almost missed that they were on the bill. Just listened - pretty straight forward garage-based indie rock. The three tunes on their Myspace are a mixed-bag. I was digging on their tune Life of the Party. A little bit Fall-ish. If they have more of that going on, then Lesser Knowns might be betraying their name in the near future.
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