Sunday early evening Tea Bazaar show

September 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

I’m really excited for the concert at the Tea Bazaar on Sunday evening; usually they’re not even open on Sundays, so this is one of those times when they’ve made an exception because we’re all very excited about this one.

Let me admit first, right off the bat, that Blues Control do not have the best band name. Don’t let that dissuade you, though, Blues Control are fucking excellent. They’re not really anywhere in the neighborhood of the blues — they’re a keyboard / guitar / pedals duo who sound much more like Black Dice or Grand Banks; kinda hard to categorize, but totally satisfying weird instrumental meandering jams that are not quite shoegazer and not quite psychedelic and not quite kosmische, but only because they avoid a lot of the obvious moves and strategies that would put a band in one of those categories. They’ve put out records on Drag City and Sub Pop and Holy Mountain and Woodsist and all those kind of good labels. They played at the Tea Bazaar five years ago (geez, was that 5 years? yeah, 2007…), when they were first starting out, and it will be good to have them back again.

Adam Smith is playing as well; I’m guessing he’ll be doing more experimental / improvisational stuff, in line with the various incarnations of Great Dads and Articulate Chewbacca, rather than his Invisible Hand pop-rock material.

There’s also a cool band from Richmond called the Bermuda Triangles; I’ve seen them several times before, and about half of those times have been amazing. They’re a messy, noisy art-punk group, with a saxophone and keyboards making a krauty ruckus; they do a Spacemen 3 cover, if that gives you any idea.

It’s an early show, since it’s a Sunday; we’re starting at 7:00, so don’t show up at 11 cuz you’ll have missed everything. I (DJ Hummingbird Feeder) will be spinning some records beforehand, mostly experimental stuff and field recordings and weird jazz. DJ Oldie Hawn will play fun party / dancing records afterwards, and we’ll probably so some stuff between the bands if there’s time for it. Cover’s $9 bucks.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Smilin Tyler // Sep 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    “Black Dice or Grand Banks”. Laughing and blushing. Matt has been hitting them out of the park with this run of shows, hasn’t he?

  • 2 Matt Northrup // Sep 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I think we’re kicking things off closer to 9 pm.