Saturday and Upcoming Sugar Towns

June 29, 2007 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

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As always, flier by “Chatty” Cathy Heard.

Tritone, 1508 South Street

RAREBIRDS (ex April Disaster, This Radiant Boy)
Following up 2005’s Flight Patterns EP at last, Rarebirds return this month with Burial at Sea, their first proper album. Singer/guitarist Carolynne McNeel leads a tight pack of local players—Adam Herndon,Keith Forsythe, Dave Dworanczyk and Rick Hass—to set up shop in the intersection of coffeehouse folk and bashful indie rock. Regardless of tempo, McNeel’s songs bask in such a daydream haze that her delicate lyrics and sleepy murmur demand closer attention still. The sugary”When You Sleep” (dig the keys and twang) and appropriately peppy “Caffeine Heartbeat” are immediate standouts, whereas “Snow Globe,”with its jazz tinges and ghostly backing vocals, hints at a new direction. (Doug Wallen, PW)

PANDA RIOT (Second-to-last show!)
As Philly’s fledgling Panda Riot, Brian Cook and Rebecca Scott aren’t out to reinvent the wheel. They’re content to program a drum machine, plug in a few pedals, don guitars and bliss out. Throw in Scott’s translucent singing, and the results fall between the Swirlies and early Spinanes, without the proper drumming. (Doug Wallen, PW)

SHE KEEPS BEES (ex English System)
There are few albums that are more endearing than the charmingly underproduced bedroom record, especially when that record features the introspective musings of a husky-voiced chanteuse. Under the moniker She Keeps Bees… There’s a hint of the alluring guttural quality of PJ Harvey, assuming Polly Jean spent an evening with a banjo and some old Merle Haggard records. Jessica Larrabee has the kind of twangy, whiskey-soaked voice you would assume was nurtured in a dying coal mining town, not Brooklyn. (Washington DC City Paper)

DARLING ARMS (Montreal)
Darling Arms is the nom de plume of former One Candle Power vocalist
Christina Musacchio. Her debut EP is a set of extremely sad and morose
tunes that somehow end up feeling pretty damn good, due largely to
Musacchio’s ability to write songs that are always moving slowly
ahead, building upwards without dipping into melodrama. The sound is
sparse, centered on Musacchio’s vocals and acoustic guitar, along with
the occasional accompaniment of a low, rumbling cello and some
respectable piano. The manner suits All the Ghosts well, creating a
mood that stays true to the album’s title, capturing a haunting
feeling of the past, along with a few glimpses of a better future.
(Eden Munro, Vue Weekly)

DJ’s DARSHANA & CHETANA BORAH (Last Love, Bombay to Brazil)
For a few years now, The Borah Sisters, abetted by Pearl and Bryan
Trackstar have delved into world psychedelic classic, raw pop,
sinister funkula and so much more. These people have better taste in
music than anyone you know. (Philebrity)

Upcoming Sugar Towns

SAT 7/28
9PM $7
BOYSKOUT (NYC)
UMLAUT (Record Release Party, Mems of The Hessians, ex Golden Ball, Snow Fairies, Men in Fur)
MAPLE RABBIT
ILL EASE (NYC)
DJ SILVIA LA CHICA YE YE

SAT 8/25
9PM $7 21+
PURPLE RHINESTONE EAGLE
NICKY CLICK (Crunks Not Dead)
SWAN ISLAND (Portland)
SHEPHERDESS (ex Operators, Kimchee Recs)
DJ BUNNYSTYLE

SAT SEPT 29
9PM, $8
Advance tickets going on sale through Fuse & Sugar Town soon!
BITCH (of Bitch and Animal, Kill Rock Stars)
FUSE DJ’s

MON OCT 8
9PM
PARADISE ISLAND (Jenny Hoyston, ex Erase Errata)

SAT OCT 27
Special drag edition of Sugar Town
HELEN BACK & THE STR8 RAZORS
DJ’s Ricky Paul (Dumpsta Players & Baby Loves Disco) & Ryan Creed (Palare)

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