Oct 11, 201811:11 AM
The sounds that move the Crescent City
CHVRCHES and Mothers
CHVRCHES Tonight at the Joy
Scottish synth-pop group CHVRCHES roll into the Joy tonight on tour supporting their excellent third record Love is Dead. If you’re a regular reader of this column you’ll know that I have a great love for this band. Their sound is joyous and Lauren Mayberry’s voice is transcendent. Since their debut record in 2013 they have amassed a nice selection of hits and always put on a spectacular live performance. Check out the video for “Miracle” below.
Mothers at Gasa
A couple of weeks ago, I published an interview with Kristine Leschper of the band Mothers. Last Tuesday they took the stage at Gasa Gasa to deliver a stellar performance. The show focused on their excellent new record—Render Another Ugly Method—which sees Leschper exploring the very edge of the band’s pervious sound. While these songs work remarkably well on the record, they really shine live. The halting playfulness of the melodic themes as they develop is remarkable when executed in person. Check out “PINK” below.
To Do This Week
Tonight CHVRCHES are at the Joy and Pile is at Gasa Gasa. Tomorrow RuPaul is at the Joy and Heavy Lids is at Gasa. Saturday Honne play One Eyed Jacks while Houndmouth are at Republic. Sunday Natalie Press is at Gasa. Monday The Dead South are at Tipitina’s and The Breeders are at The Civic. Wednesday you won’t want to miss Bob Moses at Republic.
To Listen This Week
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced a full album cover to Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever on Turntable Kitchen. Check out their version of “Runnin’ Down a Dream” via Soundcloud
- Sharon Van Etten has shared a new track “Comeback Kid” and announced a new record out in January via Youtube
- Kero Kero Bonito (at the Hi-Ho 10/24) released a surprise record last week via CoS