Monday Concert Connection: Tons O’Tix!

We’re bursting at the seams with shows this week!  There’s sure to be something for even the pickiest of music fans.  Whether you’re into indie, hip hop, funk, electronic, or folk, we’ve got you covered!  Read on to get a sneak peek at the upcoming shows from Jenny Lewis, John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth, Pretty Lights, The New Mastersounds, Rock Plaza Central, Laura Gibson, and Mr. Lif.  Even better?  We’re giving away free tickets to almost all of them! Ready?  Set?  GO!

Laura Gibson

Laura Gibson

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Thursday June 4

JENNY LEWIS with special guests THE SADIES and FARMER DAVE

Genre: Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Sounds Like: Rilo Kiley, Johnathan Rice, Neko Case

“It’s obvious that Lewis has been listening to classic country, blues and folk music. She has a classic method of telling a story and telling it well. She leaves the listener gripped on her every word.” -Allan Raible, ABCNews.com

Show Info: 7:30 pm Barrymore Theatre $20 adv – all ages

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Friday June 5

JOHN VANDERSLICE + THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Genre: Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Sounds Like: Pedro The Lion, A.C. Newman, Matt Pond PA

In a review by the Boston Globe, Joan Anderman said, “Vanderslice is a sharp observer with a slanted perspective and whip-smart pop instincts, and his opening set was alluring.”


“Like Dylan, Matsson is so natural a songwriter that these tracks feel predetermined, tumbling out of his mouth with an ease and grace that’s increasingly uncommon.” -Pitchfork.com

Win A Pair Of Tix!: Vanderslice is the founder of Tiny Telephone, an all analog recording studio in San Francisco.  Name one of the many famous bands that have recorded there to get his signature “sloppy hi-fi” sound.

Show Info: 9:30pm High Noon Saloon $10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Saturday June 6

PRETTY LIGHTS with special guests THE HISTRONIC

Genre: Electronic, Dance, Funk

Sounds Like: Sound Tribe Sector 9, Galactic, Lotus

“Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion, and send dance floors into frenzies.” -www.last.fm

Win A Pair Of Tix!: No one stands still at a Pretty Lights show!  Tell us 5 songs (by any artist) you would include on a pre-concert dancing warm-up mix.

Show Info: 10pm High Noon Saloon $15 adv $15 dos – 18+

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Sunday June 7

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS with special guests MOON TAXI

Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Sounds Like: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Soulive, Booker T. and the MGs

“Like Fred Wesley & The New JB’s, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney or Maceo & The Macks in their day, the Mastersounds know groove and furrow it out like hogs on truffles.” -JamBase.com

Win A Pair Of Tix!: The ‘Sounds hail from Leeds, England, home to one of the most famous annual festivals in music! Post a vid from a live performance at the fest and tell us why you love it.

Show Info: 8pm The Annex $10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Sunday June 7

ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL + LAURA GIBSON with special guest MUSEE MECANIQUE

Genre: Folk, Alt-Country, Indie

Sounds Like: Califone, The Acorn, Neutral Milk Hotel

“An endearingly different sort of buzz band(RPC)… Inspired by an elaborate conceit and sustained with evocative lyrics and powerful instrumentation, Are We Not Horses? is an outstanding fusion of alt-country earnestness and indie rock absurdity.” -PopMatters.com


“Listening to Gibson’s gentle folk songs is like watching, hearing and smelling dry autumn leaves rustle around on a deserted street: It’s lonely yet full of soft, subtle movement, and it elicits a sentimental yearning, much like that time of year when temperatures drop and a season of life begins to fade.” -Amy McCullough – Willamette Week

Win A Pair Of Tix!: In 2007 Rock Plaza Central covered Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback,” which begs the question: who’s really bringing sexy back, and why?

Show Info: 8pm High Noon Saloon $8 adv $10 dos – 18+

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Monday June 8

MR. LIF with GRIEVES, DJ STATIC, WILLIE EVANS JR. and METRO

Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Underground

Sounds Like: Aesop Rock, Edan, Murs

“The thoughtful, earnest, and unapologetically cerebral Bostonian might be a prototypical ‘rapper that liberal arts kids like,’ but he’s also ferociously on-point and prodigiously skilled.” -Pitchfork

Win A Pair Of Tix!: Mr. Lif’s family is Barbdian.  What does the word “Barbados” mean?

Show Info: 9pm High Noon Saloon $10 adv $12 dos – 18+ Sponsored by Scion

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7 Responses

  1. Mr. Lif

    Barbado is Spanish for bearded.

  2. John Vanderslice,

    Tiny Telephone famous clients:

    Dreamworks,
    Mike Watt,
    Death Cab For Cutie,
    Dredg

  3. John Vanderslice & The Tallest Man on Earth

    One band with that “sloppy hi-fi” sound = Rogue Wave

  4. Pretty Lights

    Dance tracks:
    Poker Face – Lady GaGa
    Cold Dust Girl – Hey Champ
    Loud Pipes – Ratatat
    Won’t Be Long – The Hives
    The Kill in Me – P.O.S.

  5. The New Mastersounds:

    here is Radiohead playing ‘just’ at the Reading Festival in Leeds back in 1994: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpVJ9gJPQ5k

    this occured the year after Radiohead was forced to skip their set due to Thom losing his voice in 1993. The whole ordeal was the influence for one of my favorite Radiohead songs ‘My Iron Lung’

  6. Thanks guys! The contest is now closed…check your e-mail to see if you’re a winner!

    Check back next week for more chances to win!

  7. Great information, I will be linking back to you and going to look around at your other posts.

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