From Franken-rigged instrumentation to sludge-weird metal to dark-tinged post-punk, this Thurs., Nov. 6 is looking to be a strange yet interesting one as far as live music goes. Breakdown below.
Interpol with Hundred Waters Purveyors of darkly driving post-punk-hued rock Interpol have been active since the late ‘90s and put out four well-regarded albums before taking a hiatus in 2011. The NYC outfit announced their return this year and issued a fifth studio LP, El Pintor, in September, minus bassist Carlos Dengler and plus a few aux players for the road tour in support, which stops at Jannus. Warm-up by Gainesville’s own Hundred Waters, the foursome’s grooving electro-art rock carrying an ethereal, shimmering quality that matches the lovely wraithlike vocal harmonies drifting and gliding over top. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)
The Pangaea Project No.55: Tim Kaiser + Paul Metzger A founding contributor and champion of the “Weirdo Industrial Complex,” Tim Kaiser stretches far outside the boundaries of traditional instrumentation with his Franken-rigged hand-built acousto-electric assemblages – created from Theramins, old Geiger phones, sequencers, circuit benders, modified kalimbas, bell boxes, mallet pianos and more – that he tinkers with and ‘plays’ to create intriguing atmospheric sonicscapes. Fellow Minnesota experimental music maker Paul Metzger has a similarly inventive approach; his main instrument is a self-modified, 23-string banjo that he plucks, strums and bows like a violin, the mix of techniques creating delicate, elegant string textures that sound both Eastern-exotic and medieval-modal rooted. The twosome hit Venture together on their “Drones Not Drones Ambassador Tour” for the latest Pangaea presentation. (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg)
Melvins with Honky Last year, the Melvins marked three decades together. This year, the cheeky, sludgy, doom-grinding metal band released a 24th studio LP, Hold It In, that was recorded with Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary and bassist JD Pinkus. According to CL Contributor David Z. Morris, “ it sounds like a group that still loves and embraces their own weirdness.” If you missed his review of the album, check it out here. (Orpheum, Ybor City)
The Shack Band A Richmond, Va., indie quintet that mixes alt rock, jazz, funk into a jammy stew showcased on debut full-length, America. The Shack Band is Andrew Gillespie (keys, vocals), Hunter Pease (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Josh Crowley (sax, flute), Mason Owen (bass, vocals) and Bobby Hudson (drums). (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)
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