Mss., Rhythm Bandit, and the Oh! Pears at Tea Bazaar tonight

June 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

There’s a Tea Bazaar show tonight that looks pretty promising;

Mss. is, of course, the current project of Tyler Magill and Josh Krahn, two dudes who have served time in the trenches of Charlottesville band membership over the past decade or so and have emerged out the other side with a perfectly nice, relatively mellow project that doesn’t skimp on credibility or insight. I once told a local publication that “They sound like Beach House if Beach House were overly-witty malcontents pushing 40,” and I hope they didn’t take offense. Also, I may have mentioned before, I once heard them play a Lungfish cover at a wedding.

If Mss. are what’s left of Charlottesville’s past, Rhythm Bandit is almost certainly going to have a hand in it’s future. Sorry to keep mentioning Dylan’s age — I know I hated that shit when I was 19 — but my favorite thing about Rhythm Bandit is that it positively reeks of the sort of overly ambitious nervous restless energy of bedroom-based loop-pedal teenage warriors everywhere; the amazing thing is that, as a live show, it almost always works out perfectly. Definitely the thing to check out in Cville at the moment. {UPDATE: oh yeah, and it’s also Dylan’s cassette release party!}

In-between we’ll hear from a band with the overly silly name of Oh! Pears (presumably a joke / reference to the early-80’s post-punk/art-dance band the Au Pairs?). These folks are actually from Philly, led by the former guitarist for Pattern is Movement, which is enough to make me excited to hear them. Also, apparently the band’s full live line-up is 13 people — not sure precisely how many of them will be there tonight, but we might very well be facing a Dark Meat type of situation. It ought to be pretty fun.

The cover is $5, and things will get started around 9 or 9:30. Mss first, then Oh! Pears, then Rhythm Bandit.  I’ll be the door-guy/sound-man, so I’ll see you there!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 witchDylanRHYTHMmondMulshineBANDIT // Jun 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    “DEATH TO THE RHYTHM BANDIT” available tonight, out on -+FLISH+- records!

  • 2 coogan // Jun 27, 2010 at 2:05 am

    “so..that’s me.”

    dylan fucking rules.

  • 3 daniel // Jun 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    who did the poster?

  • 4 James // Jun 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    99.9% sure it’s by Josh from Mss.
    (i really liked that one as well)