Music writer Captain America won’t be at the reunions of two of his favorite bands, but there’s no reason y’all should miss out. The Mindy Set reunite this evening at Low Spirits and Chinese Love Beads will rock out tonight at Tricky Falls in El Paso. If you can’t make it to El Paso tonight, check out next week’s Alibi for info on the Beads’ Burque reunion show. Read all about in America’s Music to Your Ears. Low Spirits • The Mindy Set Reunion Show • Of God and Science • Sin Serenade • Jumpsuit • Fri Dec 28 • 9 pm • $7 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com
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Waxing poetic about reunions of The Mindy Set and Chinese Love Beads
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The psych-pop of UV Transmission
Have you ever walked into a bar intimidated by the row of hogs and Harleys parked out front? Wondered about the reception you’d get from the bikers partying down inside? It wasn’t quite that way with the dozen Vespa, Lambretta and Velocette knockoffs lining the sidewalk in front of the Fabulous Dingo Bar (now Burt’s Tiki Lounge) when UV Transmission was headlining. Rather than wielding chains and wearing leathers, these riders sported one-button blazers, Cuban heel boots and M65 parkas with the Royal Air Force insignia on the back. The crowd was there not to pogo or mosh (thankfully!) but to dance.
Returning from a hiatus, Song Roulette sought out the random selections of Ms. Jill McArthur—former drummer extraordinaire for a handful of lauded local bands including The Foxx, The Grave of Nobody’s Darling and The Mindy Set. (She’s also a stylist responsible for many beautiful haircuts, and she’s a snappy dresser, too.) At the end of this month Jill picks up and moves to New York City. We bid her a fond farewell and wish her the best of luck in the big city.