It was bound to happen: Judgement Day descends on O’Leaver’s (tonight); local TV news changes channels (in the column)…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:53 pm October 18, 2012
Judgement Day plays tonight at O'Leaver's.

Judgement Day plays tonight at O’Leaver’s.

by Tim McMahan,

No, tonight isn’t the night you’ll finally pay for all those sins you’ve committed at O’Leaver’s over the years (though admit it, you probably deserve a sound spanking).

No, the Judgement Day that’s about to befall O’Leaver’s tonight is actually a rock band… or maybe mini-orchestra would be a better way to describe them. On their third full-length album, Polar Shift (minus HEAD Records), the Oakland trio deconstructs and reconstructs heavy rock with nothing more than violin, cello, and drums. The trio consists of Anton Patzner (violin), Lewis Patzner (cello), and Jon Bush (drums). If the names sound familiar, it’s because Anton used to tour with Bright Eyes, and played on both the Four Winds EP and Cassadaga LP.

Give a listen to the video for “Forest Battle” on YouTube. They remind me a whole helluva lot of another strings-based rock band that descended on O’Leaver’s way back in 2005, called Matson Jones. That show ended up being one of my faves that year. Of course Matson Jones consisted of women, and their songs included vocals. This looks to be an all-instrumental attack. It also looks like it’ll be a hispters’ paradise, considering Panzer’s strong Saddle Creek connection. Opening is our old friends Landing on the Moon. $5, 9:30.

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In this week’s column: Is local TV news headed the way of the dinosaur or will it land of its feet online, and just what are they calling “news” these days? Read it in this week’s issue of The Reader or online right here.

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