This Monday, [concerts] welcomes DTCV, pronounced Detective, a French-American rock band from Los Angeles made up of The Lola Freakout, James Riot, and Ringo. The band is often compared to rock ‘n’ roll groups such as the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, and Black Sabbath on their more riffy tracks, and are known for their energetic, jam-filled live shows. Most recently, the band released a double album titled Hilarious Heaven under Xemu Records, an impressive record that “contains free jazz saxophone skronk and flute solo(s), a piano ballad in French, synth-pop, a Monks cover, and two songs that surpass the eleven minute mark.” Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices did the beautiful cover art. Check out the album here, and listen to the band’s soundcloud here.
Monday’s other act, Spaceships, plays noise-pop-bedroom-garage-punk. The band is funky and fun and stands to turn us all into little disaffected nose-picking beer chugging punk children. It can’t be summed up better than the following quote from LA Record: “Nobody knew anything about Spaceships but manager Mani Quin, who mumbled “Get this” in my ear. A short fusillade of arty brusque noise pop followed, highlighted by Jessie Waite’s impassioned powerhouse vocals. There ensued a gooey community sweat and all was drippy cheers and well-kicked ass.” Listen to their bandcamp here.
MONDAY, APRIL 14th
This event is free and open to the public