Live Review: Techlepathy; Vampire Hands, Pomegranates tonight…

Category: Blog — @ 5:53 pm April 21, 2009

Techlepathy played their usual post rock / noise / math-groove set last Friday night at O’Leaver’s to a smallish crowd of around 30. Here’s an action photo from the show that of course doesn’t capture the disturbing energy coming off the stage. Their music is intricate and abrasive, nothing that you’d mistake for pop. But just as I was thinking that — about two or three songs from the end of their set — the band rolled out a new song that was surprisingly poppish — or at least started out that way before devolving into their usual brutal fun.

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Two noteworthy shows are on tap tonight setting off a strong week of shows. Tonight at O’Leaver’s Minneapolis post-rock phenoms Vampire Hands play with Dance Me Pregnant and Perry H. Matthews. When VH came through O’Leaver’s last September, a patio chair almost went through someone’s back windshield (see review here). Strange days indeed. $5, 9:30 p.m. Meanwhile over at The Waiting Room, Cleveland indie band Pomegranates (Lujo Records) takes the stage with Baltimore duo Wye Oak (Merge Records) and Omaha’s very own Honey and Darling. $8, 9 p.m.

Coming soon (tomorrow? Thursday?): An interview with Maria Taylor.

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