Friday, July 15, 2005

Intonation Alternatives

I certainly don't need to remind anyone that the 'Fork's Intonation Festival finally takes place this weekend. However, if the line-up doesn't trip your trigger or you just plain don't like outdoor festivals (like yours truly) , don't worry, there's still some decent shows this weekend that don't require wearing copious amounts of sunscreen. Here's a few alternative suggestions for Saturday night: Esthero at Metro - 9pm After a long 7 year absence, Canada's Esthero is back with a new album and is currently touring The States. While her debut was a mostly trip-hop affair, she seems to have reinvented herself as a sort of pop queen...but one with a really hip record collection. For example, guest vocalists on the new album include the likes of Sean Lennon, Andre 3000 and Cee-Lo. Check out her latest video, "We R In Need Of A Musical ReVoLuTIoN" here in Windows. The Constantines at The Empty Bottle - 10pm Also hailing from Canada, Sub Pop post punks The Constantines will be headlining this Saturday performance with openers Love as Laughter and The Oxford Collapse. According the The Bottle's concert calendar, Magnet magazine called their latest record 'the antidote for every boring and insincere rock record heard this year.' For a preview of their live show, check out this post from Radio Free Newport. (no relation) We Are Scientists at Schuba's - 9pm RFC reader "Paper Dawl" tipped me off on this one and says they're "an infectious, fun toe-tappin’ rock band. " They've also been getting lots of love from and were a recent featured Lounge Act on the station. This Saturday at Schuba's they'll be opening for Brooklyn rockers The Ladies & Gentlemen. Check out more W.A.S. hijinks here. Lumpen issue #96 release party at buddY - 9pm Their lease is up at the end of the month, so this will be one of your last few chances to party with the Lumpen crew at buddY. Highlights will include "GO GO Aroake," an experiment mixing the concept of choosing a dancer to dance with and the notion of karoake where you sing to a song; a performance by Extra-Action Marching Band, a 20-30 piece anarchist marching band and the return of the Terry Plumming gang. The night will start promptly at 9 with a Korean Polish BBQ.


Blogger monkey said...


I wish I had remembered We Are Scientists were in town. I would have hit that after I bailed on Tortoise.

7/17/2005 10:13:00 PM  

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