Friday, November 6, 2009

Shows this weekend: Capgun Coup and more

Lots of stuff going on this weekend. Top of my list is Capgun Coup's CD release show, which I actually didn't know about until this morning.

The show is at Orifice, the Faint's practice space (or former practice space... I can't remember), 2406 Leavenworth St.

Capgun will perform its new album, "Maudlin," in entirety at the show. $5 cover. "Maudlin" came out on Conor Oberst's Team Love label on Tuesday. Stream the whole album over at Spinner.

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Check out the Meat Puppets on Saturday at the Waiting Room (opening is Little Brazil, who is always a good time). Remember Nirvana playing "Lake of Fire" on MTV Unplugged? Yeah, that's actually a Meat Puppets song.

Curt and Cris Kirkwood sat in with Nirvana for "Lake of Fire" and two of their other tunesand played guitar. Curt is the one who plays those awesome guitar melodies during "Lake of Fire.

These guys also did the song "Backwater," which was a big hit in the 90s.

Anyway, they're still together and their music is better now that it was before, in my opinion. Their new album, "Sewn Together," is really good. Listen to the whole thing at their Myspace page.

You can also read the story I did for the World-Herald, wherein I interviewed Curt Kirkwood.

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Honey & Darling plays over at O'Leaver's tonight. I caught them open for Matt & Kim a month or so ago and missed out on their CD release show recently. If you missed either of those performances, go see them at O'Leaver's.

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If you're a blues person, John Dee Graham is at the Waiting Room on Sunday.

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Rap-rock guys Hollywood Undead are also on Sunday. They wear masks, I guess. I like the song "Undead," but it's probably because it's always playing at sporting events I'm attending and I get a little over-excited. Check 'em out at their MySpace.

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