Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Oberhofer, Losing Skin and a bunch of all-ages shows

Posted By on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Don't let the snow get you down, even though it's April-frickin-Fourth! There are two great shows to hit up tonight, and a whole bunch of all-ages shows this week. Shake yourself off, it'll be sunny soon. I think.


“I love Oberhofer!” That’s what Paul Shaffer, the bespectacled longtime pianist of the Late Show with David Letterman, yelled after the New York band performed on the program last week (see the video below for their performance). It’s praise not every band gets — and it’s the latest in a tidal wave of love that Oberhofer (the name of one young singer and his band) has received in recent months. The Guardian’s Paul Lester named the band in a recent “Band of the Day” column, where many emerging artists — like Lady Gaga — got early boosts. It’s gritty pop music about rejection and malaise. Oberhofer is refreshing; even when he uses plinky xylophones, the music maintains its boyish raucousness and never swings into being too adorable. The band plays with Pond (no, not the very long-gone Portland band) at 8 pm at the A Club. $10. All-ages

Also tonight, at the Hop!: local hardcore band Losing Skin plays tonight with Ashylus, Straight to Our Enemies and Deviance. Losing Skin is definitely loud and definitely in your face, but they make a finer brand of hardcore than most bands out there. And, they're constantly releasing new stuff: check out their Bandcamp page here. The show is also all-ages, and happens tonight at 7 pm. $8. Here's a video from their recent tour:

The rest of the all-ages shows happening this week are:

Thursday, 4/5

Bing Crosby Theater, Angry Woman Cabaret feat. Jaeda, Hotbox, Beyond the Storm Drum Corp and many more

The Hop! Event Horizon, Multiplexer, A Stagnant Motion, Elyxa Lohnsom

Knitting Factory, Tyga, YG, Honey Cocane, Lil Twist

Friday, 4/6

The Hop! All Gussied Up, Odyssey, Diminished, Shrieks of the Impaled, Sacrosanct, Dead Harvest

Knitting Factory, Madlife, Tallboy, Underride, Framework, Nixon Rodeo

Main Market Co-op, Terrible Buttons

Mezzo Pazzo, Dennis Smith

RiverPark Square, Justin Sherfey

Saturday, 4/7

A Club, End of the World Party feat. Wildcard, Iame, Smoke, Tyler Denbeigh, Whurlwind Ent

Belltower, Tender Loving Empire Festival feat. Typhoon, Finn Riggins, Radiation City, Terrible Buttons, Aan, And And And, The Horse Thieves

The Hop! Loss Monstarz, Rod Mac, Dime City, M-Dub, Big Jabba, Nut House Prodigies, Enfeeble Ataxia

Knitting Factory, Concert for Isaac feat. Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Service Station, Jon Foreman

Sunday, 4/8

A Club, Comeback Kid

Monday, 4/9

The Hop! Success, Loss, Hero of Time, Good Kids Bad Ideas, Black Gingham

Tuesday, 4/10

The Hop! ChopMeat Records

Wednesday, 4/11

The Hop! EDM

Luxe Coffeehouse, Dennis Smith

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Leah Sottile

Leah Sottile is a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music editor, culture editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She has written about everything from nuns and Elvis impersonators, to jailhouse murders and mental health...