Gig Guide: Monday August 31, 2009

31 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

© Martelli Photography 2009

Bobby Long

The kids may know more about Brit Bobby Long than the grown ups.

Long co-wrote “Let Me Sign,” a song in the movie Twilight. As you can hear his work is of the grown up indie folk variety. While hard at work on an e.p., Long has also been touring hard all summer. Tonight he reaches The Double Door in Chicago.

Eric Lindell’s music is like getting in the car in Memphis and cruising down to New Orleans.

His influences run that whole region. Behind his latest “Gulf Coast Highway” on the venerable Alligator label, Lindell plays live tonight at The Circle Bar in New Orleans.

The Kings Of Leon have the people looking southward again… As they’re looking one band they might find is Atlanta’s Death On Two Wheels.

Paste Magazine has been an earlier believer in their very soulful, classic drenched rock n roll. Download their free e.p. and catch Death On Two Wheels Monday at The Basement in Nashville.

Between The Whigs and The Henry Clay People we’ve seen the resurgence of the long forgotten Whig Party.

Henry Clay founded The Whig Party in the 1800’s, but California band Henry Clay People assure you they have no affiliation. The LA Times says of the band “if brains were noise, they’d be Henry Clay People.” Fair enough. They play tonight at The Spaceland in LA before heading out with Airborne Toxic Event in the fall.

Cape To Cairo give us little to go on.

They’re young, from Seattle, and had pictures taken of themselves standing next to railroad tracks. Their music is an appealing, and spare indie folk rock. They sort of remind me of the band World Party if you remember them. Say you knew them when, by seeing them tonight at The High Dive in Seattle.

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