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July 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

If you miss tonight’s show at the Tea House, go ahead and smack yourself on the wrists you dirty truant. Local favorites The Invisible Hand headline this noteworthy bill you’ve hopefully penciled into your calendar. Might I add this is another chance to pick up their new split 7” with epic Boone band The Naked Gods, which just came out last month.

Expect good things from second band Ham1, who hail from the musically fecund Athens, Georgia. Drummer Eric Harris used to be in Elf Power and Olivia Tremor Control while the horn section includes members of Dark Meat and Neutral Milk Hotel. Ham1’s songs are rosy, textured pieces played by musicians of exceptional skill.

My fave raves, The Super Vacations, round out the bill. Their palmy psychedelic-noir evokes black sand and bright sun, creatures running through the night (or limping out of lagoons.) The dark & calm incantations of Robbie Ulsh are spirited accents rising over deep gullies of groove channeled by a seriously gifted pair of bass and drums. Grittier than though not unlike many popular bands like Real Estate and Woods, The Super Vacations are perhaps distinguished by a richer body of influences like Link Wray, The Count Five, Guided By Voices, and Sonic Youth.  Tonight they’ll be playing songs from their new album Thicker Milk, which came out last month on Virginia Beach’s Shdwply Records. This 21-song Virginia masterwork deserves love and attention so pick up a copy tonight. Show’s at 9 and costs $6.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jacob // Jul 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Aside from the usual Athens connections, Ham1 actually found their way onto this bill through a miscue wherein their friends JEFF the Brotherhood were believed to be playing as well and asked for a spot for their Georgian bros. That’s a good recommendation in my book.

  • 2 adam // Jul 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    ima but dat record tonight!

  • 3 adam // Jul 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    i mean…ima buy dat record tonight…

  • 4 Jacob // Jul 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    haha… but.