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fri 5/11
Liam Gallagher and
Richard Ashcroft
@ the Greek theatre
The ’90s are back in a big way, particular- ly with what would have been considered a dream double bill toward the end of that decade: Liam Gallagher and Richard Ash- croft. The former frontmen for Britpop figureheads Oasis and The Verve, respec- tively, join up for what is guaranteed to be an unintentional swagger contest. Galla- gher and Ashcroft are the poster boys for effortless and unattainable rock-star cool, not to mention enviable vocal prowess. Gallagher’s well-received 2017 debut solo album, As You Were, is a refreshing return to crafted rock & roll, and although Ash- croft’s last album, 2016’s These People, was not as well-received, it takes nothing away from his appeal or his cachet. Both set lists promise to feature selections from their former groups’ popular back catalogs as well as new favorites from their solo material. —Lily Moayeri
Poptone
@ the GLaSS hOUSe
Poptone are essentially a glorified cover band, exhuming ’80s post-punk classics from a modern perspective. But drummer Kevin Haskins and singer-guitarist Dan- iel Ash — joined by Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompé on bass — have every right to dig into the extensive catalog of gold- en oldies from their past bands Tones
on Tail, Love and Rockets, and Bauhaus. The trio’s self-titled, live-in-the-studio record revisits Tones on Tail songs such as “Movement of Fear” and “Christian Says,” mixed together with selections by Bauhaus (“Slice of Life”) and Love and Rockets (“Ball of Confusion”). A remake of “Heartbreak Hotel” doesn’t sound
like the Elvis Presley standard as much as it evokes John Cale’s dark and seedy version. Also at the Teragram Ballroom, Sunday, May 13. —Falling James
sat 5/12
Hot Snakes, Le Butcherettes
@ the trOUBaDOUr
Hot Snakes feature the combined inten- sity of singer Rick Froberg and guitarist John Reis, who also have performed to- gether in Drive Like Jehu. As Hot Snakes, the San Diego duo crank out an elemental and straightforward version of punk rock that eschews some of the more compli- cated post-hardcore aspects of Drive Like Jehu. “I need a doctor,” Froberg wails on the opening track of Hot Snakes’ new album, Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop). Such tracks as “Six Wave Hold-Down” and
the sinuous “Death Camp Fantasy” are distinguished by Froberg’s vocal despera- tion aligned with Reis’ hard-driving riffs. Openers Le Butcherettes, led by the ever-
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provocative vocalist Teri Gender Bender, have a stranger and less predictable style that alternates between punk fury and arty prog-rock passages, such as “Spider/ Waves,” in which she insists enigmati- cally, “Injuries are slashed deep open/ Messiahs hold them still.” —Falling James
Echosmith
@ the FONDa theatre
Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota are that rare group of kids who don’t get caught up in typical sibling rivalries. The trio get along so well that they’ve been playing in Echosmith together since they were in their early teens, although their guitarist-brother Jamie Sierota left the band in 2016. Graham, age 19, plays drums, and Noah, 22, is on bass, backing vocalist Sydney, 21. The group have evolved considerably since forming in Chino in 2009. Such songs
as “Talking Dreams,” the title track of Echosmith’s 2013 album, exude a breezy charm that combines power-pop melodi- cism with a hint of punk-rock energy. But on the band’s new song “Over My Head,” Sydney eschews her early inno- cence for a newly assured mainstream- pop delivery that’s more mature and sophisticated. —Falling James
sun 5/13 Barbara Morrison
@ CataLiNa Bar & GriLL
When singer Barbara Morrison arrived here from her native Detroit in the early 1970s, she quickly found herself at the center of a rich, roaring blues scene. Men- tored by the brilliant alto sax badass Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Morrison was able to bask in the glorious twilight of South-Cen- tral R&B, hobnobbing with such fellow wiz- ards as Etta James, Joe Turner, Bullmoose Jackson and bandleader Johnny Otis, with whom she worked for 20 swinging years. Along the way, the singer developed a deeply expressive jazz vocal style, loaded with adventurous phrasing and soulful smolder. Equal parts tradition bearer and high-adventure stylist, Morrison is always to joy to hear, and this Mother’s Day brunch affair will most assuredly poach your eggs to perfection. —Jonny Whiteside
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Lola Kirke, Garfunkel & Oates
@ the BOOtLeG theater Comedian-writer Claire Mulaney and Springtime Carnivore vocalist Greta Morgan host B-Sides, a variety show that brings together musicians, comedians and writers. Tonight’s lineup includes comedians Jeremy Beiler and Joel Kim Booster. As Garfunkel & Oates, singers Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci blur the lines between music and comedy with such cheer-
ily sarcastic odes as “Both Sides Can Laugh,” a folk tune that halfheartedly attempts to find the common ground between liberals who “can’t stop crying” and “pussy-grabbing” conservatives
who threaten “nuclear annihilation on Twitter.” The duo’s other charming ditties range from “Pregnant Women Are Smug” to “The Loophole,” about the oxymoronic sexual behavior of virginal Christian women. Lola Kirke is an actor (Mozart in the Jungle) and singer who drapes her languorously rueful vocals over a dreamy country-pop groove on her new single, “Monster.” —Falling James
Satyricon
@ the reGeNt theater
Norway’s Satyricon were positioned within the early-’90s wave of Scan- dinavian black metal with their 1993 debut, Dark Medieval Times. Many of their contemporaries from that period stagnated while running in place, or im- ploded trying to live up to their satanic image offstage. Conversely, Satyricon grew their power through evolution. Band members Frost (drums) and Satyr (everything else) have spent the last
25 years traveling to all corners of the metallic musical universe while transi- tioning into a more streamlined beast. The last decade has seen Satyricon lock into catchy, head-banging death & roll grooves to great success, while flirta- tions with touches of industrial and prog-metal experimentation saw mixed results. The group’s latest record, 2017’s Deep Calleth Upon Deep, sees the band settling back comfortably within the realm of catchy bangers, while flourishes of their more primitive black-metal roots still bombard listeners with an aura of evil darkness. —Jason Roche
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