It’s True CD release / “reunion” show tonight; Toro Y Moi Saturday; Wye Oak Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:44 pm April 1, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

Adam Hawkins of It’s True said that tonight’s CD release show for Another Afterlife at The Waiting Room will feature as many as 12 musicians on stage at the same time. “It’s not going to be like a rotating cast,” he said. “We’re arranging songs for about 12 people. And hopefully we’ll remember the songs. We’ll have had maybe six practices with the big band by the time it happens.”

I suspect that the evening will have a “reunion” feel to it despite the fact that it’s an album launch. Hawkins said he doesn’t intend to ramp up a touring band, at least not anytime soon (see why here), so tonight’s show and tomorrow night’s show at The Bourbon Theater may be the last times you get to see It’s True perform in the foreseeable future. Expect a crowd, and maybe lines as no advanced tickets were offered to this show — it’s walk-up traffic only. Opening is The Haunted Windchimes, Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship, and Lawrence band Cowboy Indian Bear. $8, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night’s big show is “chillwave” artist Toro Y Moi at Slowdown Jr. TYM is South Carolina native Chaz Bundick and a plethora of electronic devices. His new album, Underneath the Pine (Carpark) is synth-y and beat-heavy, the shimmer is dreamy, the vocals breathy and echoing, the melodies intentionally loungy (a la Stereolab). Pitchfork gave the album an 8.4. Opening is Adventure. $10, 9 p.m.

Last but not least, Wye Oak (who you read about yesterday) plays at Slowdown Jr. with Callers Sunday night. I realize it’s a school night, but you won’t want to miss this amazing band that’s signed to Merge Records. And it’s only $8. Starts at 9.

That’s what I got. Let me know what I’m missing.

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