Pretty Girls Make Graves tonight at Sokol Underground. I’ve spent the last week or so listening to the new Giant Drag CD, Hearts and Unicorns, which came out on Kickball last September. A duo consisting of hot-chick frontwoman Annie Hardy and drummer Micah Calabrese, they most-often are compared to My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain, which doesn’t quite fit the bill for me. I liken them more to NYC’s Madder Rose, a woefully overlooked band who produced some of the more grinding yet introspective music of the early and mid-’90s on Seed/Atlantic (and were amazing live, having played at The Howard St. Tavern during that era). On the slower numbers, Giant Drag sounds like Mazzy Star, with Hardy doing a spot-on Hope Sandoval ape. Should be interesting to see how they pull it off live if, in fact, they perform only as a duo. Hopefully the other opener, The Joggers, will be first up (if you know what I mean). Lets do what we can to ensure that Pretty Girls doesn’t get Omaha’d tonight (though I do have to work tomorrow morning…). $10, 9 p.m.
It’s a busy Tuesday, with O’Leaver’s hosting a hip-hop show tonight as well that includes non hip-hop opener Life After Laserdisque.
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