even more shows you should see this week

June 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

I would apologize for all the posts recently, but at least we have something to read? I guess I should be condensing everything, but I barely had time to dash off this morning’s post before leaving for my “real” job. I also don’t really know what day it is and have just glanced at the calendar and realized that there’s a lot going down this week.

And here’s what I recommend:

Night Beds, Caveman and Jenny O. at the Southern, Tuesday at 7 p.m. I’m not one for soft, country-tinged rock, but if you are, you would like Night Beds a whole lot. If you still are listening to Fleet Foxes, you would really like this show. Like if strumming acoustic guitars, slight reverb on the vocals, and solid harmonies get you excited, please go to the Southern tomorrow. Here, here’s their song “Ramona.” I’m listening to it. It’s catchy. I don’t know much about Caveman or Jenny O., but I think both of them are in the same vein as Night Beds.

And, on Thursday the 20th, Japandroids at the Jefferson. I will never pass up an opportunity to see them play, because I think they do everything a touring band should be doing. I saw them last year in DC at the Rock and Roll Hotel, and they closed their set with their cover of the Gun Club’s “For The Love of Ivy.” They actually had to take breaks in between choruses because they were so tired. And every night, they play just about every song they know (if they have the time) until they can’t play anymore. And no bullshit encores. They love playing live; they made their last album (Celebration Rock) pretty much just so they could tour as much as possible for the next two years. And it’s just two dudes, one on drums and one on guitar/vocals making music as loud and fun to listen to as possible. I also recommend learning the words to “The House that Heaven Built” so you can shout along with the band, all the Japandroids bros, and me.

Crocodiles is opening for Japandroids. They honestly have not been on my radar, but I played part of their newest album about five minutes ago and this one really reminds me of Jesus & Mary Chain. I mean, who are you fooling with a song called “She Splits Me Up” containing sunny, fuzzed-out guitars over chiming pop melodies? It’s worth pointing out that their earlier stuff is a bit noisier/shoegaze-y-er, and they’ve been touring with Dum Dum Girls for awhile.

Here’s everything else for the next few days, if you don’t feel like staring at the calendar over on the sidebar there: on Tuesday, Last Call Gospel Choir is playing at Blue Moon Diner. On Wednesday, Southern Belles at Rapture/R2, and Jim Waive at Blue Moon Diner. On Thursday, MALC D at Rapture/R2, Jamie Dyer, Dan Sebring and Cathy Monnes at Blue Moon Diner, and Tall Tall Trees with Prypyat at the Garage.

Also, maybe hit up the Scottsville Batteau Festival on Wednesday the 19th, including Charlottesville folkies Red & The Romantics and Rockfish Gap.

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  • 1 Amanda // Jun 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Joy, you rule. Go see Japandroids, kids!