Baltimore’s Weekends, usually known for their buckets of gobs and gobs of energy, has an album of acoustic lo-fi renditions, Acoustic Tape Volume 1, coming out tomorrow on cassette via Friends Records and on CD via Reoccurring Dreams Records. Normally hearing this would come as a shock, but previously they put out an acoustic version of “A Defining Love” that was spectacular, so I figured the rest would be gold too. I was right! Take a listen:
If there’s a midweek must see show in Baltimore, this has to be it. Jacober, Other Colors, Joe Blossom, and Chester Endersby Gwazda are all playing a super sweet show in the lot of the Current Gallery. This thing kicks off at 7:30 pm so don’t slack and get down there. Directions and RSVP can be found here.
In related news, Other Colors have just posted two new outstanding tracks (from their upcoming Free Thoughts LP) on their SoundCloud. Take a listen below:
Today we’ve (the PORTALS crew) announced our first SXSW showcase (the #2 traveling showcase). IT’S RAD + AWESOME x ∞ !!!! March 15th is the date. 1PM-10:30PM is the time. And it features these cool cats: Galapagos, Corduroi, Selva Oscura, Men In Burka, Candy Claws, CAVES,Chrome Sparks w/ Steffaloo, Secret Mountains, You Won’t, TOPS, Triptides, Caddywhompus, Time Wharp, Dreams, Young Pharaohs, Arrange, Hundred Waters, Blackbird Blackbird, and The-Drum. Damn that’s nice. It’s a 2 stage affair at 2305 Riverside Farm, Austin TX brought to you by the fine folks over at ex.fm and The Basic Fund. Much more info can be found over at PORTALS (including info about a shuttle to and from the event) and you can RSVP here. Also look for a dope mixtape to go along with this sometime next week.
On November 30th there’s a show the will surely sate any audio addicts ears because a trio of bands is going to flat out elevate Metro Gallery. Mississippi’s Young Buffalo and Baltimore’s Dead Mellotron and Other Colors are going to cure what ever post-Thanksgiving/post-Black Frida/post-Cyber Monday blues you have and…you should go.
I’ve never seen tUnE-YarDs live, but many people speak highly of her performance. Most being entranced by how she builds her unique sound through a series of delay pedals/samplers, etc (take a look at her Yours Truly Session). Find out for yourself tonight at the Ottobar. The openers aren’t too shabby either in Pat Jordache and Les Blondettes.