Hallow’s Eve Eve

October 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

So this’ll probably have to go down as one of the busiest nights of the year, with a bunch of super-awesome events competing for your attention. Here goes:

First, there’s a really interesting event at The Bridge tonight: “Nakashi” Typhoon Relief Benefit. Wendy Hsu explains more concisely than I can:

To raise funds towards typhoon relief efforts in Taiwan, local food and performing artisans will join forces with Taiwanese artists for an evening of art, sound, live music and dance. The event will feature an one-night-only exhibit of visual and sound art installation works by Taiwan-based artists responding to the typhoon.

Sounds diverse and unusual and I know the folks planning this are very excited about it. I’m told there’s also a burlesque element to this show, which definitely adds to the intrigue. It’s $8 for students, $12 for non-students, going to a very good cause. Doors at 7:30PM.

Meanwhile, over at The Garage, you can hear some songs from me, Andrew Cedermark (seperately), and The Caninos. Hopefully the weather holds for us, but frankly I’m so thoroughly anxious/nervous about playing out that I won’t be terribly disappointed if it’s a sparse crowd. It starts at 8PM and is free. This is also your last chance to check out James’ incredible exhibition of polaroids! If you haven’t already, please take the opportunity to stop by. It’s so awesome. Maybe my favorite exhibit I’ve seen this year.

A block and a half away, The Southern features Man Man tonight. Wow, on any other night I’d be just exhorting everyone to drop what they’re doing and be at this show. And, frankly, I still am. There’s a lot of other great things going on, but this is definitely where I’ll be ending up. Man Man are easily one of the most exciting and energetic live acts in the business today, hands down, no question. Trust me, I’ve seen them 30+ times and never tired of it once! Opening up are No BS!! Brass Band. I don’t know what to expect from them… but I do know what not to expect. Doors at 9PM, $15. Steep ticket price but really, really worth it.

And up at the Tea Bazaar we have another great Philadelphia band, Grandchildren. I caught Grandchildren playing at Is Venue to nobody back in February and would definitely recommend them. Check it out if you like, say, Animal Collective. Also, catch the debut performance of Rhythm Bandit (aka Dylan Mulshine). As best I can tell, Rhythm Bandit is some sort of up-tempo electronic/pedal-stomping/looping jams. (I could be totally way off.) Dylan was scheduled to play at the Tea Bazaar a month or two ago but broke his wrist the day of the show in a bike accident. Hopefully Dylan is being more riding more cautiously today! Anyways, I’m excited to see what he’s been working on. Opening up, Myceum (aka Scott Ritchie) will make some glorious noise. Always a treat, truly. 9PM, $5.

Lastly, Trees on Fire are playing some sort of benefit at Cityspace tonight. Hadn’t heard anything about this one before a few minutes ago… is this a surprise show perhaps?

And there’s a death metal show at Outback. Both bands seem to prominently feature stuffed animals.

I have to go write some songs now…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Oct 30, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    awww, thanks Jacob!

    didn’t realize you and Andrew were playing separately; definitely excited to hear that.

  • 2 Sarah // Oct 30, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    it is a BAND OF ROBOTS playing music at outback. wild!

  • 3 Jacob // Oct 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Whoa, really? Is that related to Troy’s project?