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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tonight in Music: Russian Circles, Houndstooth, Teen

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM


RUSSIAN CIRCLES, WITCH MOUNTAIN, GAYTHEIST
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Red Bull Sound Select has put together another fine night of great music, with Russian Circles topping a full-volume bill that also includes Witch Mountain and Gaytheist. Tonight also marks the release of Gaytheist's Live from the Banana Stand album (you might have seen the billboard). NED LANNAMANN


TIN HOUSE: MEMORY RELEASE: HOUNDSTOOTH, LUBEC, DJ BLIND BARTIMAEUS, DJ MAS Y MENOS
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Tin House magazine knows that sometimes you have to look backward to look forward. Tonight, they celebrate the release of a "memory" themed issue with a release party and readings from poet Samiya Bashir, novelist Ginger Strand, and memoirist Justin Hocking, plus music and vintage clothing vendors. ALISON HALLETT


TEEN, KING FRIDAY
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) Teen—the Brooklyn quartet of namesake Teeny Lieberson (formerly of Here We Go Magic), her sisters Lizzie and Katherine, and new bassist Boshra AlSaadi—has a sound that currently falls somewhere along the lines of fellow East Coasters Joan as Policewoman and Luscious Jackson. They're not necessarily brand new to this, with two full-lengths and two EPs to their credit—yet their latest, The Way and Color, feels like a beginning of sorts. Gone is most of the haze and guitar swirl of their past work, replaced with a cleaner, more polished sound said to be inspired by the likes of Erykah Badu and D'Angelo. It's the kind of mainstream pop re-appropriation that isn't unheard of these days (see White Hinterland's new record), but it works well for Teen, most notably on cuts like "Rose for U" and "Tied Up Tied Down." JEREMY PETERSEN

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