by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
A quick note about a couple shows happening tonight…
Down at Slowdown Jr. it’s San Fernando Valley, CA, band Run River North. They’re described on Wiki as a “Korean-American indie folk-rock band” that used to be called Monsters Calling Home. Their self-titled debut was released on Nettwerk this past February. They apparently got their big break after filming a music video in their Hondas.
“Unable to afford a studio space at the time, the sextet switched off playing instruments inside the cramped interiors of their Honda Fit, Accord and CRV. Once uploaded, the video experiment ran an upward viral course to the Honda offices.” It resulted in a surprise guest spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live, followed by the Nettwerk deal.
Opening is Mitch Gettman, who’s making the rounds playing tracks off his impressive new record, Stop Living Like It’s the End of the World. $10, 9 p.m.
Also tonight, pop band Foster the People plays at Stir Concert Cove (Weren’t they just here?). NONONO opens. $35+, 8 p.m.
Also tonight, Brad Hoshaw once again hosts Viva La Vinyl at The Barley Street. Free peanuts! More info here.
ADDENDUM: I don’t know how I missed this but See Through Dresses is playing at fabulous O’Leaver’s tonight with Atlanta’s Places to Hide and L. Eugene Methe. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Also, I’m told the new gourmet restaurant next to O’Leaver’s, called Modern Love, is now open. Get some veggie goodness.
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