Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Noise and puppets

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Coming to the Saturn Bar tonight are a pair of bands from the Siltbreeze label, a Philadelphia-based indie outfit which specializes in acts that stir a little sand into the vaseline of psychedelia. Ohio's Psychedelic Horseshits - who were noted in this month's Spin for the dubious distinction of coining the phrase "shitgaze" to distinguish their sound from its sonic cousin from the '90s - add a gratingly lo-fi screech and grind to the textured hum and whirr of shoegaze pop. It's the flip side of sunny, lulling psych-rock: these guys have gleefully eaten the brown acid. They're joined by the chanting, impressionistic trippy-techno merchants Fabulous Diamonds, whose trebly, repetitive drone is hypnotic in a way cult leaders might utilize for mass brainwashing. If you like music that's vaguely disturbing, this is an evening of entertainment made just for you.

Opening up is the surrealistic puppet show "The Haunted Art Gallery," (above) courtesy of Ninth Ward puppet mistress Miss Pussycat. 10 p.m. at the Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave.


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