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Cloud Cult Canvases the Indie World

A reinvigorated Indie Pop benefiting from the details

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It's not entirely rare for musicians to have unusual onstage accompaniments. Rob Zombie, for one, surrounds himself with spooky, kitschy ornaments. But Cloud Cult has an interesting addition of their own. The Minnesota-bred Indie Pop band performs as two painters create original works next to them.  

Music: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Los Straightjackets

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Since 1988, Big Sandy (aka Robert Williams) and His Fly-Rite Boys have practiced old-school American music that would have been out of vogue around the time that Williams was born, if not earlier. The Anaheim, Calif.-based group revisits 1950s and '60s Rockabilly and Honky Tonk Country, '20s Western Swing, '50s R&B and Cajun music associated with the '40s. They open for Los Straightjackets Thursday at the Southgate House.  

Music: Cloud Cult

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Minnesota-bred Indie Pop band Cloud Cult performs as two painters create original works next to them. Typically taking inspiration from the day's events, the energy of the crowd or a certain person or scene, Scott West and Connie Minowa's paintings have become vital to a Cloud Cult show. Once a concert's over, the freshly completed works are auctioned off. Cloud Cult play the 20th Century Theater Wednesday.  

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Los Straightjackets

Oct. 28 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, October 25, 2010
Long-term nostalgia for a time one has never actually seen is a remarkable phenomenon, and Big Sandy (aka Robert Williams) knows all about it. Since 1988, he and His Fly-Rite Boys have practiced old-school American music that would have been out of vogue around the time that Williams was born, if not earlier.  

Music: Kylesa with High on Fire and Torche

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 12, 2010
When Laura Pleasants was part of Kylesa's 2001 formation, she was a college student who participated in the burgeoning Metal project largely for kicks. "I was like, 'I want to do this now while I can before I got stuck in a job or a family where I won't be able to just leave for whatever,'" recalls the guitarist and singer. The band never broke up and is currently on the Sanctioned Annihilation Tour, which stops at the Southgate House Wednesday.  

Music: JuiceheaD with The Misfits

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 12, 2010
JuiceheaD is one of the fortunate sorts who struck gold via MySpace. A few years ago, the Chicago Punk band posted a message on the page of Misfits Records, which led producer/Osaka Popstar leader John Cafiero to them. Now they're opening for The Misfits on a tour that stops at the Southgate House on Sunday.  

Kylesa with High on Fire and Torche

Oct. 13 • Soutgate House

0 Comments · Friday, October 8, 2010
Kylesa's sound has developed from stormy, burly Sludge Metal into something fated for broader classification — something willing to be poppier. Now the Savannah, Ga.-based five-piece chooses to carefully dissect rather than completely decimate. They're part of the "Sanctioned Annihilation Tour" at the Southgate House on Wednesday.  

JuiceheaD with The Misfits

Oct. 17 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Friday, October 8, 2010
A few years ago, the Chicago Punk band JuiceheaD posted a message on the page of Misfits Records, which led producer/Osaka Popstar leader John Cafiero to them. Soon, JuiceheaD was signed to the label and Cafiero was producing a single for the band. The trio has since played alongside The Adicts and The U.K. Subs, and they're currently supporting The Misfits (their label's owners) on a national run, including a show Sunday at the Southgate House.  

Music: forgetters

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 5, 2010
In the 1990s, Blake Schwarzenbach established his rep as one of the most mature and incisive lyricists in Punk Rock and early Emo by leading Jawbreaker, then Jets to Brazil. His new band, forgetters (don't forget the lower case "f"), plays MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine on Thursday.  

forgetters

Oct. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 4, 2010
In the 1990s, Blake Schwarzenbach's Bay Area-based breakthrough band, Jawbreaker, explored subjects both dismal and lighthearted over evocative, carefully plotted hooks. He's moved onto his fourth band, this one called forgetters (the "f" sits in lowercase), which finds the guitarist working alongside original Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon and ex-Bitchin' bassist Caroline Paquita to fuse the taciturn, raw vitality of Jawbreaker with the complicated poetry of Schwarzenbach's Jets days.