Busy night last night. And I missed it, thanks to a head cold. Or maybe it was just allergies. Don’t know. All’s I know is that I couldn’t breathe. Tell me you’ve been there before. Come on!
Tonight should be just as busy. The feature show is at Slowdown — David Vandervelde and the Moon Station House Band. The Chicagoan, who records for Secretly Canadian, sounds like he just stepped off a tour bus with Norman Greenbaum. That is, when he rocks. When he’s acoustic, he sounds like your typical indie-folk ballad guy. The music is tweedy and urban at the same time, like a hipster dressed in a western-cut suit. Opening are local heroes Cap Gun Coup (Conor Oberst’s favorite local band, in case you didn’t know) and The Family Radio (featuring filmmaker/videomaker/full-time genius Nik Fackler). $7, 8 p.m. (I’ve been told that Slowdown’s 8 p.m. shows are routinely starting at 9, though).
Meanwhile, over at The Waiting Room, it’s Prospect Avenue, No Action and Landon Hedges’ other band, Fine, Fine Automobiles. $7, 9 p.m.
Also in Benson tonight, over at The Barley Street Tavern it’s a reunion of Such Sweet Thunder. No idea on the cover, but the show starts at 9 p.m.
Saturday night’s feature event is Little Brazil at O’Leaver’s with Noah’s Ark was a Spaceship, Cloven Path and Gertie Fox. While over at The Waiting Room, it’s ’90s rockers Secret Skin (remember them?) with Old Boy Network. $7, 9 p.m.
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