Music to Your Ears
Literate folk gorge, beats à l’orange, Sicksicksick ol’ double-header and rap and rockabilly roundup
Literate folk gorge
Beats à l’orange
Sicksicksick ol’ double-header
Jay Hufman, half of Usga, also calls sextet Monophonic Hillside tribe: echoes of The Gun Club and insert-your-favorite psych-inflected alt.country with yummy twinges of experimentalism. However you choose to categorize its sound, it’s gauzy, splintered and absolutely gorgeous. CanyonLands reps the 505 psych scene. On Sunday, June 2, the concert starts and ends earlier, running from 4 to 7 p.m., and admission is five bucks.
Rap and rockabilly roundup
Keep your eyes peeled for Captain America’s preview reportage on the inaugural Rockabilly on the Route festival, happening Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 in Tucumcari, N.M. Wanda Jackson, Whiskey Kiss and The Chop Tops perform, and other attractions include a vintage/classic car show, vendors, a beer garden, a Miss Rockabilly Route 66 Pin-Up contest and much more. To ensure travel accommodations, plan your trip early. For more info, visit rockabillyontheroute.com
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