Talking Mountain, Jukebox the Ghost, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister tonight; Marnie Stern, Noah’s Ark, Record Store Day Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 4:16 pm April 19, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

Here’s the weekend picks… better late than never…

Tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s Talking Mountain returns for another retina-burning performance. I think I said earlier that the new TM album, Mysterious Knowledge / Unknown Colors, was a Slumber Party Records release. It’s not, it’s self-released and, I’m told, it’s kicking ass on its own. Opening are Lincoln band Life Is Cool and the always entertaining Pleasure Adapter, who are making a run at becoming Omaha’s “next big thing.” $5, 9:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at The Waiting Room, Yep Rock band Jukebox the Ghost plays with Pretty & Nice. $12, 9 p.m.

P&N are also playing tomorrow morning for line-standers at Homer’s for Record Store Day. Get in line at 9, have some coffee and donuts, and get serenaded by this kooky Boston trio.

Finally, tonight down at Slowdown Jr., He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister (Park the Van Records) headlines a show with All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. $10, 9 p.m.

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Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship, You Need You (self-release, 2013(

Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship, You Need You (self-release, 2013(

Tomorrow night, Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship celebrates the self-release of their full length You Need You. “Some parts were recorded at ARC by Ben Brodin and other parts were recorded by JJ Idt and Matt Carroll in Matt Carroll’s basement studio called Little Machine,” says the band. The album will be released as a vinyl/cd/digital download all-in-one package for the low, low price of $15. The record maintains Noah’s Sonic Youth devotion, but adds touches of other ’90s influences, such as Dinosaur Jr. Check it out below, then order your copy or just pick one up at the show. The mighty opening lineup includes Back When, UUVVWWZ and Baby Tears. $7, 9 p.m.

And check out Noah’s just-release Love Drunk Video for “Caucasian Meditation,” below:

Also tomorrow night (Saturday) Marnie Stern (Kill Rock Stars) plays at The Barley Street Tavern with Baltimore band Roomrunner and our very own Snake Island. Here’s what Time Out Chicago said about Stern’s show Wednesday night at The Empty Bottle:

Stern’s live show is always a high-energy affair, and the single-woman-from-the-Upper-East-Side stand-up comedy (she did her classic Rodney Dangerfield impression) is just one element of her magnetism. Her dizzying, diaristic compositions and guitar work—frenetic, finger-tapped, boisterous and dense—are what enrapture those who like a dash of gleeful pop in their math rock. 

Could be interesting indeed. $10. 9 p.m.

Finally, Sunday Austin psych-rock band The Black Angels headlines at The Waiting Room with Allah-Las and Elephant Stone. $15, 9 p.m.

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And again, don’t forget about Record Store Day tomorrow. Go put some vinyl on.

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