Friday, November 18, 2011

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Larry! Hippies!

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM

TONIGHT!

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We knew that Larry and his Flaskthe bluegrass-y punk band that we wrote about in this week's Inlander — sounded good when we heard about them. But then we got emails from our friends down in Bend, Oregon (where the band is from) urging us — GO SEE THIS BAND. They did, after all, just get a nod in the New York Times. Check them out tonight at Mootsy's with locals Whiskey Dick Mountain and Third Seven (featuring members of the Flying Spiders). 10 pm. $7. Gotta be 21.

For something more brooding, head on over to the Globe for a DJ set by Brothers of Midnite. They play lots of gothy stuff like Siouxsie and the Banshees, witchhouse, drag, grime… happy stuff, ya know? 9 pm. $3. Gotta be 21.

SATURDAY!

For a two-piece, Portland band Talkdemonic sure does make a racket. The band purveys a peculiar band of chaos — but that's gotten them a lot of attention. The Inlander talked to them on the phone from Dallas, Texas this week where the band was playing in support of Modest Mouse. They'll play the A Club stage tomorrow with The Daredevil Christopher Wright and locals Dead Serious Lovers. 7 pm. $8. Gotta be 21.

It’s not clear why the word “hippie” is in Texas Hippie Coalition's band name. The only real tie to hippiedom may be that their name’s acronym is “THC.” They don't much like hippies though — they're a pack of scary-looking tattooed dudes who basically play totally mellow-harshing heavy metal. that blends hard rock and Southern sensibilities. THC plays with Candlelight Red, TALLBOY and Freak System at 8 pm at the Knitting Factory. Free. All-ages

For a solid indie rock show, head on down to Mootsy's tomorrow night for a show with two local bands, House of Ghosts and Summer in Siberia. 10 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.

SUNDAY!

A growing trend among independent musicians is “crowd funding” — getting fans to directly pledge money in return for exclusive updates and material — and Rachael Yamagata is officially on board. The pianist and singer-songwriter funded her new album, Chesapeake, with a Pledge Music campaign. Rather than the sorrow and heartbreak of her first two records, Chesapeake lets more of Yamagata's natural optimism shine through her sultry rasp. She performs with Mike Viola and Cathedral Pearls at 7:30 pm at the A Club.$13-$15. Gotta be 21 .

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