Frank Yang. Is there anything you can say about the guy that hasn’t already been said? Well, how about this: He does a damn fine weekly gig guide. Let’s see if we can pick up where he usually picks up…
Thursday September 15:
At Lee’s 13 & God might turn into a more Notwist crowd, though Themselves have proven themselves to be quite entertaining by themselves. Should be good for the $15 cover. Meanwhile Les Six give it a go at the Bovine Sex Club for five bux. Are the ZooBombs playing tonight?
Friday, September 16:
The ZooBombs and Canadian DJs RJD2 and Kid Koala are a supremely talented Ear to the Ground holdovers at the Phoenix. V2 Records the Greenhornes warm up for their White Stripes opening slot at Soundscapes at 6pm, followed by the closing spot of the day which is also an opening spot for Jack and Meg at the Ampitheatre. White Cowbell Oklahoma are at Lee’s, but they seem to be around enough (Saturday, in fact) that they can be forsaken for the CD release of the Kensington Hillbillys (don’t know much about, but with a name like that, who needs to know much?). And Boy Reporter’s secret crush on the Pickups is revealed at Sneaky Dees on this night.
Saturday, September 17:
Wolf Eyes do their thing at the Shoe, with like-minded Acid Mothers Temple following them. $13. Then Echo Beach comber Martha and her high-fat breakfast snacks the Muffins play the Drake for $15. Stay all night at the same venue (though we doubt many will, considering the diversity of acts) and you’ll catch DJ Spooky and our current fav K’Naan from midnight till whenever for $20. Way east on Queen is new album havin’, super producin’ and hard rockin’ frontman Ian Blurton and C’MON at the Riv with westcoast rockers Whitey Houston.
Ugggh. This is too hard. We’ll work on this again later, check eye and the Carl Wilson gigasite for more comprehensive lists.