Matson Jones tonight; The Third Men, Kite Pilot tomorrow…

Category: Blog — @ 12:27 pm June 17, 2005

Here’s how the weekend goes for those of you not groveling for College World Series tickets…

Tonight you got Matson Jones at O’Leaver’s. I’m listening to their debut CD right now — two cellos, bass, drums and solid vocals. Who needs guitars when you can play the same riffs on an instrument that you cradle between your legs (added bonus, both cellists and vocalists are women)? Everyone made a big deal about Tegan and Sara when they blew through here a month or so ago. These guys blow them away. See them now before they explode. Opening is Kisses for Kicks (Reagan Roeder). 9:30 p.m., $5.

Tomorrow night, two hot shows at the same time, and I’ll probably miss both due to a mandatory family function — such is life. The 49’r has a sweet three-band bill featuring The Ointments (Reagan Roeder, Kyle Harvey, Landon Hedges), Mal Madrigal and headliners The Third Men (ex-The Sons of…), all for $3. Meanwhile, at O’Leaver’s there’s another sweet three-band show with Landing on the Moon (A new project featuring Oliver Morgan and his wife, Megan, who we last saw performing together in The Quiet Type), The Potomac Accord and Kite Pilot with new drummer Jeremy Stanosheck (see the June 14 Lazy-i blog entry). $5, 9:30.

Finally on Sunday night Sokol Underground is hosting Head Automatica, a combo featuring members of Glassjaw and Gorillaz. Their debut, Decadence, was released by Warner Bros. and what I’ve heard of it on their site (the homepage has a player with most of it loaded) reminds me of NYC dance bands mixed with ’70s FM rock; mainstream but kind of fun. Opening is Nightmare of You and The Fury. $10, 9 p.m.

Watch this-here blog this weekend for live reviews and other updates…

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