Fun Fact: Thursday is derived from “Thor’s Day.” How badass is that?!
Granted, most people’s Thor’s Days are reserved for a quiet night at home to watch the Celtics lose, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
(It’s also a good excuse for Viking Metal, which should be played loud and often)
The following artists celebrated their Thor’s Day with a bountiful spread of whitefish and ale before showtime.
Tea Leaf Green (@tealeafgreen) @ Paradise: Tea Leaf Green is the kind of band your Deadhead uncle loves, telling you that they really “get it.” This turns out to be a good suggestion, as Green’s easygoing nature is not only reminiscent of Garcia and Co., but it’s also something undeniably modern, not simply rehashing that 60′s sound. You win this round Crazy Uncle, but let’s not get into a row about In-N-Out Burger again; I get it, it’s a good restaurant.
EOTO (@eotomusic), Zebbler Encanti Experience (@zebbler), STR!PE (myspace.com/stripedjs), Dice Motion (@dicemotion) @ House of Blues: A special electronic treat was in store at HoB last night, as electronica masterminds EOTO showcased a preview for their innovative Time Illusion tour kicking off this March. “Innovative,” how? How about a 17-foot high lotus flower on stage, acting all pretty and cool? It looks like a neon Mardi Gras float from space, and goddammit, do we dig that.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (@george_clinton) @ Wilbur Theatre: Funk proponent George Clinton has been gracing the Earth with the stuff for a long time now, so he’s never to be missed (especially with his Parliament in tow). Who else are you going to get this amount of Funktitude from? The Funk emporium? From those fat cats in Washington? No, no; this here’s the real deal.
What Time Is It Mr. Fox (@mrfoxinfo), Goli (@golimusic) @ Church: There’s something special about bands that can sound very nature-centric, able to tap into the natrual world and translate it through their instruments. Both What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? (one of Hayao Miyazaki’s lesser-known works) and Goli paint vivid, forest pictures with their work, an organic sound that relies on acoustic strings and minimal reverb to create something simple and homey. Less is more, and both these groups prove it wonderfully.
(For Goli’s music, head to www.myspace.com/golimusic)