Camille Ashley’s Weekly Picks: Scott Pemberton Tonight!/ A Tribe Called Red/ Vetical Scratchcers/ The Cerny Brothers perform Weezer’s Blue album (next week)!

Tuesday, 4/8 7:30PM: Scott Pemberton Trio / The Grahams / Traci & Darren / The Velopheliacs/ Tickets $12/ 21+

“If you love rock & roll, if you love music in general…if you feel music, you will feel it here’…Scott Pemberton is a multi-genre guitar master from Portland whose music touches on everything from Roots and Americana to Rock and Funk. He is a non-traditional virtuoso who has managed to successfully support himself independently without label assistance. Find out more about Pemberton by watching this YouTube video-or better yet, catch his show tonight and see just what he can do!

 

Wednesday, 4/9 10PM: A Tribe Called Red / World Hood / Quese IMC/ Tickets $13 Adv./ 21+

A Tribe Called Red just might be one of  the biggest shows of the week, catering to Native urban culture and showcasing aboriginal DJ talent, the Tribe, which includes Canadian DMC champ DJ Shub, puts on a monthly Electric Pow Wow that mashes up electronic and club music with hip-hop, dance hall and pow-wow to create their own unique blend. If you are ever in Canada, you can catch ATCR the second Saturday of every month at Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa…but if your in Los Angeles, you can catch them here Wednesday night.

Thursday, 4/10 9PM: Mike Posner: UNPLUGGED Exclusive Tour/ SOLD OUT!/ 21+

Saturday, 4/12 7:30PM: Vertical Scratchers / Monster Rally (Early Show)/ Tickets $8 over 21, $12 under 21

Vertical Scratchers consists of  John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou, and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere) and was formed in 2012 in Los Angeles. The percussive nature in which the guitars are played and recorded is the most persistent element of the music-that and the fact that most of the guitar strums are louder than the amps and that almost every song  is under 2-minutes, which helps create a sense of urgency and raw energy without using volume and distortion while still managing to go in twice as many directions as your average song-this has been referred to as ‘Pop Deception’ and compared to The Kinks w/ the brevity of Buzzcocks.

check out this Merge Records video for a lesson in Vertical Scratchers:

Tuesday, 4/15 8PM: FREE SHOW! The Cerny Brothers play Weezer’s Blue Album / Act As If / Sam Outlaw/ 21+

The Bluegrass Situation is back…and so are The Cerny Brothers, who will be bringing back The Blue Album by Weezer in it’s entirety! The best part is…It’s FREE, so come out and support the bluest bluegrass situation ever!

 

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~ by themintla on April 8, 2014.

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