Vincent Kircher, Austin Dutmer, and Andrew Harris are a somewhat sneaky, rarely sleazy group of guys from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jaill rocks enough to let the guys feel tough and still make the girls shake their asses till there's sweat on their ankles. They'll make your heart shake its ass a little, too. Their 'Sconnie sensibilities lend to a laid-back but creatively effortless brand of pop that is now making waves outside the environs of Lake Michigan. Their work ethic and energy in the studio spill into these new songs; bright guitars and amped-up pop energy skipping like a stone over Kircher's dense lyrics, only to sink into momentary mellow moments. Speeding up, then slowing down, always riding along nicely on its own natural momentum, That's How We Burn is sure to make the girls freak, the guys geek, and all the lovers weak in the knees.
SLEEPING IN THE AVIARY
Self-consciously quirky indie rock trio Sleeping in the Aviary played its first gigs in their hometown of Madison, WI, in the spring of 2004. A high-energy group with new wave leanings strongly reminiscent of early XTC and Talking Heads before they discovered Brian Eno and the Nonesuch Explorer series, Sleeping in the Aviary also features a line in occasionally precious, studiedly "wacky" lyrics in keeping with the nonsensical band name. Based around the core duo of singer and guitarist Elliott Kozel and bassist and keyboardist Phil Mahlstadt, Sleeping in the Aviary went through the usual parade of drummers and second guitarists before finally settling into a final trio lineup with drummer Michael Sienkowski in 2006. Signing with local indie Science of Sound Records that year, Sleeping in the Aviary released their debut album, Oh, This Old Thing?, in February 2007.
Voted BEST NEW BAND 2008 by Isthmus Readers ..- Isthmus Annual Manual.... "Without a doubt, this is the most creative guitar-centric rock act working in Madison today." ..- The Isthmus.. .. "El Valiente lurk and charge through spaces as broad and bleak as the Grand Canyon. The group's guitar, glockenspiel, bass, and drums prove boldest when drifting off into a skeletal void between slowcore, spaghetti western, and free jazz." ..- The Onion A.V. Club.. .. "It was the first time I had listened to El Valiente, but I assure you it won't be the last. The band really exceeded my expectations, with one part math rock, one part post-rock, one experimental and the rest just melodic guitar playing. There were a couple times during their set when the songs would build up until the drummer would be standing up hitting all the cymbals as hard as he could." ..- muzzleofbees.com.. .. "Just when you think the local instrumentalists are all about limitless desert vistas and parched bones glowing in the moonlight, they let loose with an explosion of guitars that takes you back to the glory days of post-punk." ..-The Isthmus.. .. "El Valiente 's free jazz and spaghetti western washes are mind-bending enough to be the soundtrack to the dreams of surreal director Alejandro Jodorowsky." ..- Madison.com.. .. "What better way to close out the week's ticket orgy than with El Valiente. I will admit that I had never heard or heard of El Valiente until this post, but holy hell I am impressed. If nobody takes these tickets I will break ranks and take them myself. El Valiente are a post-rock group (man I am full of hyphens) who's free jazz influenced rock slays me. If you are a fan of Mogwai or The Album Leaf you are already familiar with El Valiente. If you're not as I am or was, then you are doing yourself a disservice by not catching this show." ..- Dane101.com.. .. "Instrumentals surging with bursts of noise and wondrously drifting melodies. For three guys with such a humble stage presence, the group crafts some bold--perhaps even valient?-- work, spicing up the basic rock-trio format with glockenspiel and unwieldy song structures on the recently released ..El Topo... For an idea that sounds so interesting on paper, El Valiente is also quite respectable live, staying clear and tight even at a cramped King Club show last month." ..- The Onion A.V. Club
High Noon Saloon (View)
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
|Minimum Age: 18|
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