We'll be at Nerd Nite this evening, and nerds assemble early, but if we we planned on partying till 2:00 am we'd certainly check out Broncho at the Replay. Based on the tunes we've heard over at their Bandcamp, their Can't Get Past the Lips album is crazy-good. Here's a blurb from their website:
"Harkening back to punk rock’s glory days of the 70s, Oklahoma outfit Broncho captures the aggression, DIY authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era and then drags it by the hair into the Here and Now, creating a fresh sound that’s unlike anything being played today. With echoes of The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho’s exuberant ten song debut Can’t Get Past the Lips is a blisteringly cathartic 20 minute flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey’s aggressive, yelping vocal work."
Sounds like this might be one of those blink-or-you'll-miss-it kind of sets, so pay attention!
Photo via Spinner .
The Viking Moses gig at the Replay on Saturday should also be well worth visiting. Spin writes of the newest album The Parts That Showed:
"Gorgeously recorded by Paul "brother of Will" Oldham, Parts is a you-are-there document of obsession and despair about a gold-hearted teen hooker and (fancifully) intended for Dolly Parton to sing."
Opening up (and, we think, also serving as Viking Moses' backing band) is Teenage Mysticism. Go over here and listen to "Summer Bummer."
Also listed as an opener: Margot May, a 25 year old KC/Portland singer-songwriter who cites Cat Power and Mazzy Star as major influences. Her music has been featured in MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back and Chip can't quit looking at this picture of her via hypemusic :
For those who prefer air-conditioning to kickball, our friend and yours, Michael Buck, is playing a few tunes at Frank's North Star on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00. Go to the FB event page and tell Michael (and Frank) you're attending. And start brainstorming requests to shout at him during the set. It's going to be hard to stump him. The Sunday drink special at Frank's is $8 half-carafes of wine. Yes, in addition to its many other fine qualities, Frank's is a sophisticated wine bar.
Certainly the weekend's most adorably titled event is "Barkarusa Fest," so load up your dogs and check it out Friday evening. We're hoping our favorite local dog, KhonDawg, is on the scene. Follow KhonDawg's Twitter account here .