Fang Island, Zechs Marquise, Jenny Invert (Crocodile) See Underage.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, the New Law, Justin Timbreline (Barboza) Oxford, England's Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs combine understated, flat male vocals with mildly euphoric, sweetly melodic dance music not a million kilometers from the work of fellow Brits Hot Chip. TEED's keen aptitude for wonky textures and tension-and-release dynamics elevate their material above many in this crowded field. They also had the brilliant idea on "Tapes & Money" to pitch-shift (or replicate) a sample of Funkadelic's "feet don't fail me now" refrain from "One Nation Under a Groove." A Funkadelic sample or reference will win me over every time. All things considered, TEED are worth your sweat and energy expenditure. DAVE SEGAL
Kasey Chambers (Triple Door) You know how some music doesn't exactly age well? I saw Kasey Chambers's name on the list of upcoming shows, had a moment of recognition because I certainly had her album Barricades & Brickwalls in the early '00s, and had a fond association. I like her voice, but blergh. Sorry! I would say this is definitely a show to go to if you have a soft spot for Australian country music, if you are me 10 years ago, if you're not pretty enough, if you're heart's too broken, if you cry too much, if you're too outspoken. C'mon, I can see right through you. ANNA MINARD