Fire Tapes and DBB at the Pigeon Hole

June 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments · By

There’s a promising show tonight, and I’m really bummed out that I won’t be able to go to it; the Fire Tapes and DBB at the Pigeon Hole!

the Fire Tapes are an underappreciated local group who do low-key fuzzy/shoegazery country rock stuff; definitely on the Velvet Underground wavelength, with maybe a little bit of Galaxie 500 and a dash of Neko Case. The last time they played at the Pigeon Hole was during a thunderous downpour, and Jacob and I were literally the only people in the audience that night; I mean, we had a good time drinking cheap pitchers of beer and hanging out with the band, but they certainly deserve a bigger audience than that, so you should go check them out!

DBB Plays Cups is the opening act; I’m sure you’ve heard my spiel about David Benson and his music on this site before, but to re-iterate: he is the best songwriter in town (reminiscent of the best stuff by Dave Berman or Bill Callahan), and his live performances tend to be erratic and unpredictable, often to the point of borderline self-sabotage, but they are occasionally legitimately excellent, albeit never in ways that one might expect or anticipate. David might be playing solo tonight (some of his best shows have been solo gigs), but there’s also rumors he might be joined by one Adam Smith, which would certainly be an interesting combo.

That show starts at 9pm and ends by 11; I’m not sure what the cover is but I’m sure it’s affordable and cheap and totally worthwhile. the Pigeon Hole is that cozy little spot over on Elliewood Ave where Martha’s Cafe used to be.

Elsewhere in town this evening, Nelly Kate is playing her charming artsy indie-folk stuff at the Garage (apparently backed by Scott Ritchie? that’s the rumor I heard last night); that’s around 8pm, and it seems like a lovely evening to spend hearing that music in the Park;

… and there’s also a show at the Tea Bazaar with two touring bands I’m not familiar with, Over The Ocean and Jonathan Teeter, with local bluesy bar-rock duo Red Rattles filling out the bill. That’s like 9ish and the cover’s $5.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rob // Jun 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for the love James!

  • 2 Betsy // Jun 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks James!!!!!

  • 3 James // Jun 26, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    how’d the show go?

  • 4 Rob // Jun 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    it was great – solid turnout, DBB killed it, and we rocked hard enough that the cops came.