Three shows tonight

March 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

There’s three shows tonight that all look really interesting; take yr pick:

First, the Athens Boys Choir is playing at Gravity Lounge. They’re a transgendender hip-hop group, which is definitely not a thing that I have seen done before. Out Magazine says: “avoids falling into the common spoken-word trap… and instead uses engaging wordplay, razor-sharp wit, and hip-hop rhythms.” Sounds pretty interesting. I’m not sure exactly where this is happening; the address given seems to be right off the mall, but I don’t know which building or what kind of space that is. [Update: Oops, I’m an idiot; the show’s clearly at Gravity Lounge. durr!~ James] The concert is free, and starts at 7:30, so there’s plenty of time to find out what that’s all about before heading to another show… like this one:

(Pokey Lafarge)

Personally, I’m really excited that Pokey Lafarge is playing at Miller’s again; I caught Pokey’s live act on a whim last fall, and was absolutely blown away. He plays hyperactive ragtime / vaudeville / proto- rockabilly in a style reminiscent of a cross between Little Richard and Pee-Wee Hermann. He’s from Louisville, KY, and apparently he was also a member of the Hackensaw Boys for like 20 minutes or something. The opening act was going to be Mister Baby, but due to a band member’s family illness, it will just be Meg Huddleston playing solo. The show is free, 21+ only, and starts at 10:30.

Also, Samara Lubelski is playing at the Tea House. I’ve heard her name around a lot, but have not yet had the opportunity to familiarize myself with her music. She’s been described as a “freak-folk” performer, which has always seemed like an arbitrary and marketing- based category to me; her myspace page reveals some non-folky gentle rock that is both more poppy and more strange than those descriptions might imply. She also played on the last Thurston Moore album, if that gives you an idea. The opening act is The Terrordactlys (which is not the same band as Pteradactyls, who played here last fall). It starts 9- or 10-ish, and the cover is $5.

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  • 1 James // Mar 23, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Pokey was excellent; y’all need to quit snoring on that business. How were the other shows?

  • 2 John // Mar 23, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Samara Lubelski was subdued but satisfyingly serene. She was accompanied by a keyboard-noodling dude and a girl that helped out on guitar, vocals and other random nuances (shaker, harmonica, tambourine, more keys…). Missed the Terrordactyls, though.