Charity Gigs benefitting Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services featuring Super Robot Party * The Ex-Optimists * Jody Seabody and the Whirls * Locate
Thursday, Aug 14 at 9:00 PM
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Easter Seals Military and Veterans Initiative
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I hadn’t seen Super Robot Party, but I know the guys from 10 years ago. Matt Crow was in mytwilightpilot, and there’s a definite mtp stamp on their sound, but the vocals take the band in a decidedly britpop direction, so it comes out a little like if you slowed down and then Americanized the sound of Doves. in other words, beautiful!- Jason Smith – spacecityrock.com
Super Robot Party: This new reverb-laden five piece crafts ethereal shoegaze drones, touched with tidbits of folk. The experimental mixture sounds a lot like someone’s garage in 1991, heck even a blend of several garages on the street, full of kids and guitars. The Pasadena group has nearly three dozen tracks available on Soundcloud, or for the full experience, catch them tonight at Dean’s with Jealous Creatures and A Sundae Drive.-Marc Brubaker – The Houston Press
The Ex-Optimists (College Station, TX)
“I’m honestly kicking myself now for not listening to this sooner. College Station band The Ex-Optimists have been on repeat in my headphones for a while now, drowning me in a turbulent squall of Sonic Youth guitars, driving ’90s indie-drone-rock melodies, and hazy, softspoken vocals, and I’m enjoying the hell out of it.
On “Nitemare City,” the guitars are watery and sharp-edged in equal measure, drifting around you like psychically-controlled knives that periodically dart in to gouge out a chunk of your flesh. In the meantime, frontman Kelly Minnis serenely murmurs and croons like he’s already lost in the swirling murk; that is, until the whole damn thing explodes in a ball of fury partway through before coalescing back into its more stable previous state. The closest thing I can come up with is Houston’s own Muhammad Ali, except that this quartet sounds like they’re fueled less by beer and more by green, leafy substances.
Then there’s B-side “February,” which dives sideways into nearly Dinosaur Jr., quick-stepping along through an insanely-catchy melody while the overfuzzed guitars set fire to the scenery. Occasionally feels like I’m listening to a rougher-edged Silversun Pickups — there’s definitely a hazy, shoegaze quality to it, beneath the out-and-out noise. “- Space City Rock
Jody Seabody & the Whirls (Katy, Texas)
Jody Seabody and the Whirls is pure energy and emotion. The sound of this psychedelic punk-pop-rock band from Houston, Texas varies from vast landscapes of lush chords to dissonant wastelands of distorted fuzz, sometimes all in one song. These musicians are not “indie-pop”, do not wear skinny jeans, nor have mustaches. They also do not apologize for any of these fashion faux pas.
Jody Seabody comfortably straddles genre boundaries without obligating itself to any particular sound or classification. Covert funk (à la Sly and the Family Stone) and a rawness reminiscent of Nirvana’s B-sides share equal presence in the Jody Seabody catalog. These trademarks in combination with its members’ tongue-in-cheek demeanors result in energetic and entertaining live performances.
Past show highlights include three sets during SXSW 2011 and a spot on the Free Press Summer Fest 2011 and 2012 line-ups. To complement their two previously self-released EPs (“Orange” and “Jody Seabody and the Whirls Sing Songs”), their debut album “Summer Us” was released on June 30, 2012.
Locate (Houston, TX)
High energy rock quartet, Locate, fuses psychedelic indie rock, intergalactic space funk, with improvisational free jazz and deep house rhythms into a soulful parade of non-stop grooves.
Zach B. – guitar, vocals
Frank D. – drums
Franklin J. – keys
Marc P. – bass
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