music Back Pockets, Br'er, Nomen Novum, Christ Lord
9:00PM - - - Price: $8
BACK POCKETS "The Back Pockets are an extremely hard band to introduce. If I had to label them, I’d say “interactive gypsy punk-folk.” They’re like the Merry Pranksters but more eclectic. They have the power to adapt to context, forming their performances in real time and pulling it off with a cheerful cheekiness that sucks the crowd into their trippy world of wide-eyed wonderment. Basically, The Merry Pranksters wish they were The Back Pockets. They play songs that make everyone want to bounce, stomp and carpe diem. They make you think anything can happen in an almost manic sort of way. It’s probably dangerous. " -Performer Magazine
BR'ER "the throbbing gristle and einstruzende neubuaten played the soundtrack to edward scissorhands, while listening to pretentious world music at a peking opera while mao played roy orbison at a level that would blow your ears out and beating off on the side of your ex girlfriend's house burning your wrists with cigarettes while dressed in drag and watching degrassi"
NOMEN NOVUM "I skipped out on Eddie's Attic last night in favor of the Rainbow Arabia/Gang Gang Dance show. Openers Nomen Novum were almost alarmingly nerdy, and not in a pleasant way. Lauren and I stuck it out through a few songs, but eventually retired to the front of the house, where we sat and drank water (much to our waitress's annoyance)."