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Aug 012011

This is a very strong week for experimental, improv, and noise shows in Music City!

Tuesday, August 2nd at Betty’s, catch the dark drone band PHARMAKON (New York)¬† and harsh noise electronicists DETERGE (Chicago). Watch the clip of Pharmakon below. They remind me of Nashville’s own MASS AT DAWN.

Thursday at Springwater, check out U.S. MAPLE-reminiscent NAMES DIVINE (Chicago) and locals CHERRY BLOSSOMS and TROPHY WIFE. Listen to the song samples at this Names Divine Chicago Deli review. I compare them to U.S. Maple because, well, they sound like U.S. Maple. And no one ever sounds like U.S. Maple. So, that’s a compliment! That same night, clone yourself to Betty’s for the glorious return of ex-Nashvillians ANCIENT OCEAN (New York) and SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS.

Head to an in-store Friday at The Groove for local guitar guru WILLIAM TYLER, the aforementioned ANCIENT OCEAN, and one of my favorite local bands LYLAS.

And Saturday? Watch this space for a very special show announcement for Saturday featuring a supremely-talented ex-Nashvillian on loan from New York. (Hint: Not John Bohannon from Ancient Ocean.)

Here’s where you need to be this week. Click the links for the Facebook event pages:

Tuesday, August 2nd

Betty’s, 9pm, $5
Pharmakon (New York)
Deterge (Chicago) -Harsh Noise Power Electronics

Thursday, August 4th

Springwater, 9pm, $5
Names Divine
Trophy Wife
The Cherry Blossoms
T Rust

Betty’s 9pm, $5
Ancient Ocean
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Sparkling Wide Pressure
Clay Cantrell

Friday, August 5th

In-store at The Groove, 5:30pm, free
William Tyler
Ancient Ocean

Saturday, August 6th