We got absolutely nothing on the slate for this evening, but we thought you might enjoy the below picture created by Cleveland's mixed media artist Matt Dibble -- check out more of his great art work [here].
So anyway, if you want to do something Tonight......
The Beachland Balloom: Radio Dystopia presents The First Annual Festival 71 with a whole slew of bands from C-town and C-bus (including C-bus's own purveyors of beautiful low-fi rock, Times New Viking, who have an that just came out on Matador Records).
There seriously has been an overabundance of awesome music as of late, so it was super easy to pick out the following Top Five Songs of the Week:
5. (mp3) The Evangelicals - Party Crashin' Hailing from Norman, Oklahoma this band recalls the best elements of their fellow psychedelic/space rockin' Oklahoman brethren The Flaming Lips albeit taking that sound and combining it with b-movie horror feel. They will be touring with The Headlights, where they will be making a stop in Cleveland @ The Beachland on March 3rd.
4. (mp3) We Barbarians - In The Doldrums This Long Beach band has not made much noise yet, but they will be doing so for sure in 2008. They've toured with Cold War Kids, while drawing comparisons to them, which we also hear along with bits of older Radiohead. Their music draws you in with its mix of heavy drums, guitars that echo a with jagged yet beautiful reverb and driving bass lines leaving you wanting more.
3. (mp3) Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor Hailing from the ATL, this DJ brings some great bangers to the floor with a healthy mix of funk, electro and R&B. His music is a guilty pleasure you can't ignore and is spinning @ the FOTP party on Feb 1st.
2. (mp3) The Silent Years - No Secrets This Detroit band, who rock energetic indie music with a pop twist and some British flair, are playing two shows in C-town next week -- first on Wednesday January 30th they play w/ The Robbers on High Street @ The Spot@ Case and second on Thursday January 31st where they are headlining @ The Beachland in the Tavern with locals user sets mode (Ex-racermason) and The Twilight opening. Check out their new album here so you can see for yourself*
1. (mp3) Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down - Travel A fabulous singer-songwriter, with a voice reminiscent of Eddie Brickell, has a new album full of beautiful indie folk songs (this time with a backing band). We are both really excited about this new record, We Brave Bee Stings and All, which has become a fast favorite, officially coming out this Tuesday January 29th.