Another band from the esteemed Elephant 6 Recording Company makes its’ way to Charlottesville: the Ladybug Transistor, whom at this point are basically indie-rock veterans, having been around since the mid-90’s and released stuff on labels like Merge Records, KinderCore, and Track&Field. Since I was a nerd who basically only paid attention to weirdo electronic stuff during the 1990’s, I can’t claim to be intimately familiar with their particular style or the ins&outs of their discography, but they’ve got a pretty superb resume and I’m betting they put on a fun live show.
They’re sharing the bill with the Hilarious Posters, Charlottesville’s very own indie-pop superstars, playing what may very well be their final show (to paraphrase Mission:Impossible, they have completed their mission, and will soon self-destruct). If you haven’t heard them before, tonight’s your last chance — and if you HAVE heard ’em, you know how awesome they are, and surely wouldn’t miss out on what might be your last opportunity to hear them play! As a reminder, you can still pick up their brand-new album (“Cats II,” which due to time constraints we have not yet gotten around to reviewing in these pages), or their even-better debut EP from last year.
Just added to the bill are a group called the Nobis, who apparently relocated to the US after the recent disaster(s) in Japan, I don’t know much, but what little I’ve heard about them suggests they might fit in well with the aesthetic of the other two bands.
This show is tonight at the Southern; doors open at 7:00pm (music around 8, perhaps?) and the cover charge is $7.
Also, in keeping with their band name, Sam Turner has turned in yet another hilarious poster, for your viewing pleasure below: