153 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
|4:50pm - 5:10pm||Elephant Child|
|5:30pm - 5:50pm||Facepaint|
|6:10pm - 6:30pm||Eternal Summers|
|6:50pm - 7:20pm||Super Vacations|
|7:40pm - 8:10pm||Mas y Mas|
|8:30pm - 9:00pm||Snack Truck|
|9:20pm - 9:50pm||Ancient Sky|
|10:10pm - 10:40pm||The Points|
|11:00pm - 11:50pm||Obits|
I'll politely not speak of the first two bands 'cept they seem a bit outta their league. Waaaait, that's not polite.
Eternal Summers is blog-love creature getting first SaithDuhWankerphone love and then GirrlVsBare luv and then even more Say-Yo-Gramma'sphone luv. WTF? A Roanoke band? Way coollllzzzz... See the saga unfolden here. VinylMine weights in heavily and saith the VinylMine: I kinda nice, a girl band version of The Warlocks (oh wait, we're supposed ta hate the Warlocks, nyah).
Super Vacations follows Eternal Summers, geddit? And I guess they can borrow their reverb boxes, too. One song on their bi-space page "10 Seconde Freakout" is as if Jesus and Mary Chain got faster, lo-fi and better sounding all at once. The others well kinda weird, kinda bad in a good I don't really know how to play my guitar but it makes cool sounds way....
Mas Y Mas - I thought they were a Los Lobos tribute group but turns out they're a concept band - currently flagging some sort of subgenius-style meme about Pepsi and China. The music has a World Music meets Jonny Richman feel to it. Their tryspace page calls it Chinese Pop but more like Chinese INDIE pop whatever that is. My mantra: I'm not opposed. I'm open to any and all possibilities that this might bring it on. Change is good, world music can be good. World music, ironic mash-ups and bearded men can be good, too.
Snack Truck - Uh, instrumental group. Not totally gone.
Ancient Sky - Brand-spanking four-man new group from Brooklyn. Farfisa organ and guitar seem to be the core of the sound. Like their fourth or fifth show and they got a decent spot in a "festival" if that's what this still. I think if you like Akron/Family, Iron Butterfly & Six Organs of Admittance, this might be your thing.
The Points - Sneering/party-grade mid-to-fast late 70's/early 80's punk rock, slightly updated, and from DC's Mud Memory lapel/label. KinDuh like "Feeling Sorry" and "No Girl" currently streaming on their blahspace page.
The Obits - Rough-hewn band makes a nice back-to-back with the Points.
"Pine On" - crtrsy Subpop