Scene and Heard
See Tancred at Boot & Saddle
Opening the Wednesday night show with the entirety of the forthcoming album “Nightstand,” Tancred wowed the devoted Boot & Saddle following with the sounds of new, followed by a raucous set of old. Jess Abbott and her tight band followed up a strong opening set of new songs from Augusta Koch of Cayetana.
War On Women at Boot & Saddle
Last Sunday, Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle hosted the intense and awesome display of musical awesome that is War on Women. Fronted by the powerful Shawna Potter they topped an impressive bill that also featured The Up! Up! Ups! and Sick Shit.
Alvvays with The Drums at The Catalyst Club
Candian indie-pop band Alvvays played the Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA on April 11th, in support of their much-lauded second record Antisocialites. New York band The Drums played a stellar opening set in support.
The Breeders at the Masonic
Alt-rock legends The Breeders played the Masonic in San Francisco on April 8th, in support of All Nerve, their first record in 10 years and first since reconvening the Last Splash-era lineup in 2013 to celebrate that record’s 20th anniversary.
See Caroline Rose Play Johnny Brenda’s
Caroline Rose packed Johnny Brenda’s last Thursday in support of her phenomenal 2018 record Loner. Her a her three bandmates were obviously having a ton of fun as was the packed room, which was often dancing to catchy tunes like “Bikini.”
Hop Along and Lucy Stone at Johnny Brenda’s
Last Saturday Hop Along played a super sold-out record release show in honor of Bark Your Head Off, Dog at Johnny Brenda’s. Songs old and new sounded electric. The promising Lucy Stone opened.
See Kate Nash and Miya Folick play The Fillmore
English singer/songwriter Kate Nash played the Fillmore in San Francisco on April 9th, in support of her fourth record, the recently-released Yesterday Was Forever. Los Angeles-based singer Miya Folick opened.
VÉRITÉ at Irving Plaza
VÉRITÉ may have been an opening for Eden on this tour but the placed was packed out. She powered through songs and had people in tear with her cover of The 1975’s Somebody Else.
Caroline Rose and Hurry at Main Street Music
Playing an in-store at Main Street Music last Thursday, Caroline Rose and her band delivered a stupendous stripped down acoustic set to a packed store. Philadelphia-based indie-rockers Hurry followed with a brilliant set of their own.
Mirah and Secret Drum Band at Johnny Brenda’s
The glorious sounds of Mirah graced Johnny Brenda’s stage last Wednesday. With a diverse setlist that included a new song (“Energy”) and comments about an upcoming album, it was a great performance of the past and future. Secret Drum Band brought four drummers and a guitar player to weave some stunning environmental-themed percussive sounds to open the night.
See Khruangbin at Terminal West
he Houston-based trio brought their Thai funk-inspired psychedelic sound to a sold-out crowd that made a midsized venue feel like an outdoor festival stage in the middle of summer.
The Darkness and Diarrhea Planet at The Regency Ballroom
English glam-metal vets the Darkness played the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on their Tour de Prance, while Nashville guitar squad Diarrhea Planet played an explosive opening set.
See Turnover with Mannequin Pussy at The Masquerade
The very popular “dream pop for scene kids” band made their second stop in Atlanta over the past six months, playing new songs and old. With the great punk outfit Mannequin Pussy in tow, the show was an exercise in contrasts, the crowd enjoying every bit of it.
Sorority Noise at The Masquerade
Just before taking a much acknowledged hiatus, indie rock outfit Sorority Noise played Atlanta for what hopefully won’t be the last time to a loving crowd of superfans.
Algiers and Omni play The Drunken Unicorn
Two of Atlanta’s best local outfits, the experimentalists Algiers and the post-punkers in Omni, combined for a killer bill played to a packed room.