Tonight In Eugene… check out a bunch of your favorite local bands presenting stripped-down acoustic versions of their stuff and showcasing a different side of themselves. Featuring Thor Slaughter of Martian Manhunter, Pat Trant of Black Delany, and Sam Wartenbee of The Illusionists. Rounding out the night will be a uke-folk set by one girl army, I Kill Cameron and an acoustic set by our editor Joshua Isaac Finch’s solo project, Entresol.
If you’re not into acoustic music, maybe check out black metal by Usnea and cello/guitar gloom-duo Strix Nebulosa at Wandering Goat.
If neither of these shows spark YR interest, you can always check out our full event listings here.
It can be hard to find all the rock, punk, metal and indie listings in one place. There’s lots going on and sometimes promotion can slip through the cracks. What’s a fan to do? How do you decide where to be? Well, even our listings aren’t complete, but we do cover a lot of the bases. Here’s YR Eugene Area Show Listings for 8/27-9/3
Free Beard’s debut full length has been a longass time coming. It has been many beers, many shows at dive bars, many dishes washed, and day jobs worked by the band (and fans, coincidentally) since the boys recorded at the now defunct, Lazarus Pit, and far far longer since the band’s inception and creation of the first handful of these tunes.
If Danielson’s Daniel Smith lost his faith and started a shwasted rock n roll band with members of Superchunk this might just be the end result. All of the garage, punk, occasional moments of 60′s rock and roll, and sheer weirdness are there. The bizarro-madman-rockstar-charm of vocalist Joey Isaakson shines through in ways that I was fearful might not translate off-stage, but they do.
The dilemma with a long-delayed first record is the ability, or often inability, to recognize that just because you have a million songs that you play live, even regularly requested tunes, it doesn’t specifically mean that your debut album needs needs to contain all one million songs. As great as it is to have at-home versions of “Televisio” and “Buggsie” finally, this debut is just… girthy. Sitting at 18 tracks and 59 minutes, Free Beard plays a little bit more like a “first five years” retrospective, but with more uniform production. In short, the record works better when broken into thirty minute, punk-rock-sized halves. Or better yet, re-organized to showcase the two sides of Free Beard: The party songs, and The come down jams. In fact… I think I’m putting those playlists together myself right now. – Joshua Isaac Finch