Rowdy’s Dream Blog #323: Alien Embryos
My sister and I search a building for alien embryos. We find a lot of them. Our mother arrives to show us her new, high quality, blue-tinged, sticky-backed, crisp register tape she got from the candy machine.
Deerhoof vs. Sister
Rocanrol/pop experimentalist outfit Deerhoof plays a much-anticipated concert at Sister (407 Central NW) tonight. The show is being advertised as an “early show,” so plan to get there just after dark. The 21-and-over house starts rocking at 6pm, and admission is 10 bucks. And in case you wanna know, Deerhoof ain’t a bunch of phonies either. Next in line to hold the key to the kingdom of the rock avant-garde, Deerhoof has the temporal cred and musical sense of wonder necessary to do something really cool with the same door-opening implement previously held up by folks like The Velvet Underground, The Plastic Ono Band, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Radiohead and The Flaming Lips. Impossible to describe as well as to forget, an evening in the company of Satomi Matsuzaki, John Dieterich, Ed Rodriquez and Greg Saunier is sure to open up whatever doors of perception still block your transcendence, dear reader. Well-dressed Varsovian duo LXMP and local act Teetotum opens. So, yeah. Deerhoof. Sister. Tonight. Early. Dayum. Sister • Mon Nov 11 • 6pm • $10 • View on Alibi calendar
Our Haunted Sister
Orange Goblin • Holy Grail • heavy metal • Lazer/Wulf • experimental metal
London-based stoner metal stalwart Orange Goblin has been wrecking necks for 18 years. In its first year, the band went by the moniker Our Haunted Kingdom, but since '95, the name Orange Goblin has been synonymous with oh-so-heavy. Check out some of the group's seven full-lengths—Frequencies from Planet Ten, Time Travelling Blues, Coup de Grace and Healing Through Fire are personal faves—and experience the fearsome foursome live at Sister (407 Central NW) tonight. Admittance to the 21-and-over gig—also featuring Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf—is 10 bones. Pop in your earplugs and start drooling over OG vocalist Ben Ward's luscious locks at 9pm. Sister • Tue Oct 1 • 9pm • $10 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
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