Parquet Courts at The Sweatshop; Blue Bird, John Klemmensen, Ground Tyrants tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 1:06 pm June 20, 2013
Parquet Courts enjoy a hot dog.

Parquet Courts enjoy a hot dog.

by Tim McMahan,

So you read this and now you know some background about Parquet Courts and their relationship with Yuppies and their new album, etc., but what the hell does the band sound like?

Take a listen to the title track to breakthrough album Light Up Gold, below:

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Indie-slacker garage punk combined with smart, intricate lyrics, sort of a cross between Slanted-era Pavement and Silver Jews and Tyvek. Each song is a short trip inside the mind of frontman Andrew Savage framed by tight, minimal punk compositions artfully played by the talented four-piece.

Anyway, they’re playing tonight at The Sweatshop Gallery (right next to the Barley Street in Benson). Opening is Iowa City band Solid Attitude and The Dad (Unread Records). $8, 9 p.m. See you there.

Also tonight, John Klemmensen and the Party rolls out some broken-hearted rock at O’Leaver’s. Blue Bird headlines. $5, 9 p.m.

Finally, at The Barley Street Tavern (right next door to the Sweat Shop Gallery), Ground Tyrants play with Step to Mars and Sprite Nightmare. $5, 9 p.m.

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In this weeks column, comments on equal rights and Miss USA, the OWH’s fear of The Reader, and Pink Floyd finally placed into a tiny digital box. You can read it in this week’s issue of The Reader, or online right here.

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  • Parquet Courts put out the coolest record of last year. Everyone should get familiar then go see ’em tonight.

    Comment by Collin M. — June 20, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

  • I was looking forward to this show – and then I listened to their album. Not impressed.

    Comment by Ed P. — June 20, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

  • I had not noticed that part until you mentioned it, probably because I thought it wasfunny that Kevin said “Don’t call him Chris or Christopher or Fletcher. Christopher Fletcher goes by “Fletch.” Yet then he referred to my Fletch as “Fletcher” 3 times. Ha!
    And the fact that the whole Faint story is MY story & I tell it much better than Fletch does. 😉

    Comment by Vic, of Vic & Fletch — June 25, 2013 @ 11:57 am

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