I’m back from Dallas, and here’s The Slip interview I promised Monday. The story ended up focusing on the band’s inability to shake their “jam band” status that they developed early in their careers. Believe me, they, uh, dislike jam bands and the jam band scene, which they made perfectly clear in their interview. In fact, their manager sort of warned me that it was a sore topic with the band and that they’d be a bit unresponsive to questions about the whole jam band thing. But once we got started, the topic dominated the discussion. As I say in the story, judging from their new album on Bar/None, The Slip sound more like a traditional indie rock band influenced by Death Cab and Built to Spill than a jam band. One would hope that constant touring and the strength of their new album, which just came out, will help them get past being thrown in with noodlers like Widespread Panic and Phish. The show is tomorrow night at Sokol Underground with The Lovely Feathers and The Bon Savants. $10, 9 p.m.
The problem with going out of town all week is trying to catch up. Column 101 is ready to post, but I don’t have the time to do it this morning, so look for it tomorrow morning.
Tonight at O’Leaver’s you got Outlaw Con Bandana with A Poet Named Revolver and “The Antiquarium Staff” — no idea who that could be — along with Good with Guns. I have a feeling this could be a night of good eclectic music. $5, 9:30 p.m.
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