Car Seat Headrest, Naked Giants, Miwi La Lupa tonight; happy 7-4…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 12:30 pm July 3, 2019

Car Seat Headrest at the 2016 Maha Music Festival. The band plays at The Waiting Room tonight.

by Tim McMahan,

Car Seat Headrest, one of my favorite bands with one of the worst names ever, plays tonight at The Waiting Room. I’m sure there’s a great story behind that name, I just don’t know what it is. The band was a highlight at the Maha Music Festival a few years ago, and has a new live album, Commit Yourself Completely, just out on Matador that’s sort of a “greatest hits” collection, played live.

Opener Naked Giants is a Seattle trio that’s toured with Car Seat Headrest in the past. Their most recent release, a 4-song EP, Green Fuzz (2019, New West), includes the long, bluesy title track (9+ minutes) that’s kind of cool. But for the most part, Naked Giants plays slop-dash garage punk, noisy and often tangled in ideas. The EP is a step forward from last year’s LP, SLUFF, which was a real mish-mash. I wasn’t surprised to see they’re pals with Ron Gallo, as a few songs off the full-length remind me of his last album. Definitely worth getting at the club at 8 p.m. $25.

Also tonight, MiWi La Lupa is playing two sets down at the new Jewell, 1030 Capital Ave. He’ll be backed by a full band. Sets are at 6:30 and 8:30, and tickets are $10.

I don’t see anything happening music-wise tomorrow night, which is no surprise. I’m not even sure what’ll be open tomorrow night. Maybe it’s time to take a day off anyway? I’ll be busy prying my terrified dogs off the ceiling due to the fireworks. Please, go light them off somewhere else… Happy 7-4 Day…

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