Digital Leather, Craig Finn tonight; Little Brazil, Ideal Cleaners, Blue Bird, Slumber Party and snow storms Saturday…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
My suggestion to you: Get your rock in tonight folks, because if the forecast is correct, we ain’t doing nothing on Saturday night except drinking and staring out our windows, which is a shame because there are a couple good shows that will likely get hurt by the weather.
But let’s start with tonight…
The marquee event of the weekend is at fabulous O’Leaver’s tonight when Digital Leather kicks off its “Tour” tour that will take them to the West Coast and Texas through mid-February. I’m not sure which album they’re supporting on this run since they’ve released a couple since their last road shot, but I suspect we’ll be hearing songs off their new cassette, Sponge, as well as tunes off the upcoming full length, Modern Problems (FDH Records). Opening tonight is New Lungs (D-Max of Little Brazil) and Worried Mothers. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Also tonight, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady drops by Slowdown in support of his new solo album, Clear Heart, Full Eyes. Don’t count on hearing any Hold Steady tunes, rather only the solo stuff, which is rather hit-and-miss (to say the least). Check out the Kevin Coffey’s OWH interview with Finn right here. Opening is Mount Moriah. $12. 9 p.m.
Saturday starts early with the “Songs at Shop” series, featuring Slumber Party Records. The instore concert held inside the Saddle Creek Shop at the Slowdown complex features acoustic performances by a handful of Slumber Party artists including Jasong Mountain (of Talking Mountain), Andy Cubrich (of Family Picnic), Anna McClellan (of Howard) and Sam Martin (of Capgun Coup). Performances run from 3 to 5 p.m. and are free. Buy some vinyl while you’re down there. And stay tuned for details about another very special Shop event next Tuesday…
Speaking of free shows, there’s another one later Saturday night at Mojo Smokehouse in Aksarben Village. Little Brazil, The Filter Kings and Ideal Cleaners will be blowing things up starting at 9 p.m. Fantastic line-up!
Finally, Blue Bird is headlining a show Saturday night down at Slowdown Jr. that includes Skypiper, Lawrence, Kansas, band Cowboy Indian Bear and El Valiente. $7, 9 p.m.
The only thing left to add: Snow, snow, go away… and… Go Giants!
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