Notes: Destruction Unit, Polvo, Of Montreal, BELLS≥; what’s happening to the bees (in the column)…

Category: Blog,Column — Tags: , , , — @ 1:39 pm August 8, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

Nits and notes…

If you missed Destruction Unit when they blew through O’Leaver’s a few months ago, you’ll get another chance. The band is slated to play at Middle House (across the street from The Brothers) Sept. 4. The Arizona band made the “Live List” of the best live acts in the new issue of Rolling Stone, along with other garage acts like Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. Check out their latest stream below:

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Chapel Hill Post punkers Polvo have a new album coming out Oct. 1 on Merge called Siberia. I’d forgotten all about these guys.

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Of Montreal is headed back to The Waiting Room Nov. 2. The band has a new album coming out on Polyvinyl Oct. 8 called lousy with sylvianbriar. Check out the first leaked track below:

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What else…

BELLS≥, Solutions, Silence or Affirmations (self release, 2013)

BELLS≥, Solutions, Silence or Affirmations (self release, 2013)

Do you remember Jawbox? If you were a fan, you may want to check out BELLS≥ Solutions, Silence or Affirmations (self-released). Info: “Former Jawbox drummer Zach Barocas, guitarists Stephen Shodin (Blood City, Coup Fourre) and Chris Ernst, cellist Gordon Withers (Office of Future Plans, et al.) and producer/bassist J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels, Office of Future Plans) have created an album marked by its heft and grace. D.C. bass duo Argos contributed basses on “Promenade.” Tom Broucksou (Chumps, Gung) will handle bass duties live and moving forward.” The whole album is being streamed on their bandcamp page, here. It’s worth checking out.

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Finally, in this week’s column, answers to what’s happening with the bees. I’m not talking about a band called “the bees,” I’m talking about the insect. Have you noticed that there aren’t any bees anymore? One of the area’s per-eminent exports on bees explains what’s happening and what we can do about it. It’s in this week’s issue of The Reader or read it online right here.

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  • Technically, Of Montreal isn’t “coming back” to TWR. This will be their first time playing there 😉

    Comment by m bowen — August 8, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

  • Right. Should have said “…coming back to Omaha, this time to the Waiting Room.” I think I first saw them at Sokol Underground about a decade ago.

    Comment by tim-mcmahan — August 8, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

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