Tonight's MP3 Bonanza! Holiday Shores, King Khan & BBQ Show, Failures' Union/Cheap Girls
King Khan & BBQ Show
Where: Off Broadway
Playing With: Those Darlins, Jesse Irwin
Sounds Like: What Keegan Hamilton said here and here.
RIYL: Chuck Berry, Black Flag, psych-rock/garage-soul
MP3: King Khan & BBQ Show, "Third Ave."
Where: The Firebird
Playing With: Evangelicals, The Vanilla Beans, Brad Fox and the Usual Suspects
Sounds Like: Rain-streaked-windows indie-rock with hints of '60s psych-pop, swinging London soul and wool-sweater reverb.
RIYL: The Walkmen, early Death Cab for Cutie, Grizzly Bear
MP3: Holiday Shores, "Phones Don't Feud"
Failures' Union / Cheap Girls
Sounds Like: Both bands channel jangly, fuzzy college-rock from the '80s, a time when enthusiasm and purity counted more than blog buzz or hype.
RIYL: Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, R.E.M. (FU); Buffalo Tom, Lemonheads, R.E.M. (Cheap Girls)
MP3 (stream): Failures' Union, "The Fall Man"
MP3 (stream): Cheap Girls, "Hey Hey I'm Worn Out"