Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Say a little prayer

First, the bad news: The Parenthetical Girls' van flamed out about a week ago, so they didn't make it to last night's show at Zaphod's or, for that matter, across the border. The turnout wasn't that great either, considering the headliner has a fair amount of critical buzz to its credit - about two-dozen people, mostly local musical types.

The show itself was rally good, starting with Glenn Nuotio. His band seems to have left for university (or something like that), so he nicked The Murder Plans' rhythm section: You can see Nick Descarie and Michael Simon adding oomph in the background.

Glenn Nuotio, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sept. 28, 2008

The Evangelicals are from Oklahoma and get a lot of Flaming Lips comparisons (mostly to the latter band's early years). I think they also sound a bit like Dead Meadow. They put on a super show. Lots of reverbed backing vocals, one of the guitarists wore a cape, and they brought their own murky green stage lighting.

Evangelicals, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sept. 28, 2008

I hope people don't make the same mistake tonight and take a pass on The Evangelicals' pals in Dark Meat.
  • Show reminder: Dark Meat (yes, I'm repeating myself ... really, missing this show is probably not a good thing), Fucked Corpse and Holy Cobras rock Zaphod Beeblebrox.

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