Thursday, February 6, 2014
Yes, it’s sad but true. Carr’s Corner is closing its doors this week with one final show tonight. The lineup includes: Weary Traveler, Robby Sletner, Blackwater Prophet, Stone Cold Slumber Party and FAUS (acoustic). The last show ever at the venue, and under the current name, will begin at 8 pm. Expect the event to have a house show kind of feel. Also, it’s free.
After you’ve purchased you Sasquatch! tickets, there are a couple shows you’ll want to check out.
Kid Congo Powers, who was previously in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Cramps and the Gun Club will hit up the Bartlett with his new band Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. The show starts at 8 pm and features Cheap Time and Primal Shakes. Tickets for the all-ages show are $10 ahead of time or $12 day of.
“Hopeless” Jack Beisel’s rich, buttery baritone is the kind of voice that sticks with you. At times his vocals are smooth as fine bourbon; other times he conjures the cracked croon of a desperate bluesman. Put that voice over wailing guitar and Pete Thomas on drums and you’ve got Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil. No matter how much the duo wants to talk about how they’re rock ‘n’ rollers, their music really is blues — bona fide, straight-from-the-gut howlin’ blues. As the Portland act proved in its 2013 release, Don’t Waste Your Time No Money Here, there’s nothing quiet about them. Check them out at Mootsy’s at 9 pm for $5. The Mayfields and Silver Treason will also perform.
Deathcore fans get ready. The Salt Lake City act Chelsea Grin brings its hell and damnation-themed act to the Hop! for an evening of earth quaking loudness. Openers include Skies Burn Black, Verbera, A Cryptic Ending and the Horror Within. The all-ages show is at 7 pm and is $13.
For a band from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Dead Winter Carpenters have played in this neck of the woods more than you might expect, including last year’s Pig Out in the Park. Next week, the crew stops at John’s Alley in Moscow Monday and Tuesday (shows start at 9:30 pm) before heading to Mootsy’s Thursday. It’s more than OK that the five-piece wants to perform here. They’re just pure entertainment — especially when fiddle player Jenni Charles warps into full beast mode, nearly sawing her strings in two with her fiery bow work. Add a hard-hitting upright bass, drums and a pair of guitars, and you’ve got a ramblin’ Americana act that’ll make you wish the evening never had to end.