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June 8th, 2005 · No Comments · By

(the nethers)

So, the Carlsonics are apparently no more, but the majority of their members have reformed as the Nethers. I was fortunate enough to catch their very first show when they played at the Iris magazine release party a couple months ago. The Nethers are quite a change from the sweaty rock that made the Carlsonics such fun, but the new direction that they have taken is just as good. Nikki West sings lead for most of the songs, and, it turns out, she has an absolutely amazing voice (that was formerly hidden behind those rocking Carlsonics riffs). Check out some mp3s:

“O The Deed”

“Hung Herself in a Birdcage”

Q and not U aren’t playing many shows this summer, but you can check out Chris Richards’ side project, Ris Paul Ric. No word yet on what it’ll sound like, but you have a few chances to find out:

6.18.05 – DC – Black Cat w/ Andy Zipf, Martin Royle (of Washington Social Club), The Gena Rowlands Band *a Benefit for Miriam’s House
8.14.05 – NYC – The Knitting Factory Old Office w/ Earthen Sea (ex-Black Eyes), Daniel Martin-McCormick (ex-Black Eyes)
8.30.05 – DC – Warehouse Next Door w/ Modern Day Urban Barbarians, Daniel Martin-McCormick (ex-Black Eyes)

As you can see above, the guys from Black Eyes are very busy with their new projects. And luckily Daniel and Jacob’s move to the west coast doesn’t seem to be stopping them from bringing their music to DC. Earthen Sea also plays on August 5th at 611 Florida St NW (DC). For more on the doings of former Black Eyes members check out what I wrote before.

Soon there will show reviews for the Impossible Shapes/Odawas/Sara White and Ted Stryker’s Drinking Problem, so check back soon!

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