Gig Guide: 8/4/2009

4 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@brianblahg)

Georgia Theatre 3/21/07, By Lindy Dugger

The Packway Handle Band

They call The Packway Handle Band’s sound “gather around the mic music.”

Packway Handle’s generous four part harmonies are captured by two old ribbon mics positioned front stage center. The award winning Athens, Georgia bluegrass band headlines The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts this evening.

The Packway Handle Band

Twin Cities power pop band Atomic Flea exist in a triangle.

The ponits of that triangle represent The Raspberries, They Might Be Giants, and fellow Minnesotan Dan Wilson. The band has been immoratlized in comic book form as a companion piece to their latest album BABADEBABA. Grab one when you see the band at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis tonight.

Atomic Flea

And I don’t mean to call you names, but you’d be stupid not to turn up just outside of Cincinnati in Newport Kentucky.

No Age, Deerhunter, and Dan Deacon are all on their way to Lollapalooza this weekend, and are all on a stellar bill at Southgate House tonight.

No Age


Dan Deacon

M. Ward has a lot of cool stuff going.

A critically acclaimed new album…. He’s taping Austin City Limits tomorrow and this fall he’s touring with his cheekily named new band Monsters Of Folk with Jim James Of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst, and Mike Mogis. Tonight M. Ward’s solo tour reaches the venerable blues venue Antone’s in Austin.

M. Ward

Papermoons are sort of like painters.

Sometimes their music seems rendered by the tiniest of detailed brush strokes… Other times it’s like a mural painted in earth tones with the boldest of swashes. Their debut full length has won the Texas two piece a lot of praise. Their tour behind it reaches Modified Arts in Phoenix Tuesday.


I’m sure any publicity flack would tell you not to name your band The Average.

None the less this LA alt rock trio settled on the name. Though they’ve called their debut release “Slightly Less Than Average” I’m sure you’ll find them a lot more than that at Goodhurt in West Los Angeles tonight.

The Average




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