Friday, August 25, 2006

In House #1692: Live This Weekend: The Rubes, The Minders, Wolf Parade

It's another pleasantly busy weekend of music throughout the region this weekend, as rock is king. The Rubes, out of Salt Lake City start it off tonight with their first ever performance at Woody's in Twin Falls, ID before moving on to the First National Bar in Pocatello tomorrow night. The high energy stew of punk, blues, boogie-woogie, and whatever else happens to strike their fancy rarely fails to inspire the same kind of sweat-soaked floor-flopping that simultaneously takes place on stage at a Rubes performance. Over the past year or so, the band has established itself with high-energy, high-antics performances, as well as one of the more original sounds in the region.

The Rubes' Greg Midgley

Elsewhere, The Minders-- Beatles and Kinks-obsessed as ever-- play Kilby Court tomorrow night in support of their most recent release, It's a Bright Guilty World. The band's fourth album is another concoction of lo-fi-ish indie-pop and 60's British invasion from Martyn Leaper and company, celebrating ten years since their debut this year. Drew Danburry opens.

Finally, last year's Canadian indie darlings-- you know, the ones with "wolf" in their name; no the other ones; umm, no, the other other ones; yeah, Wolf Parade, play Salt Lake City's In the Venue Sunday night. The Montreal-based band first garnered the attention of just about everyone last year with the Sub Pop-issued debut Apologies to the Queen Mary. Since, it's been "it" status, Isaac Brock connections, and acclaimed-before-actually-heard side projects-- the music's alright, too.

In House #1692.
Airdate: 8/25/06
Focus: Live music in the region this weekend featuring The Rubes, The Minders, and Wolf Parade. Plus, new music from Radio Birdman, The Lemonheads, and more.


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