Thursday’s Music


Sleepy Kitty.

Giving you the music a day early:

Google sleepy kitten and that’s what you get. Videos of sleepy kittens — adorable if you love cats; disgusting if you don’t. Google Sleepy Kitty though and you get the two-person indie pop act visiting White Water Tavern. The St. Louis via Chicago band is adorable in its own way, creating slices of infinitely pleasurable indie pop like jaunty piano bounce of “Gimme A Chantz!” (A possible reference to Lolcats?) But on “Speaking Politely,” the second track on the pair’s excellent debut album Infinity City, Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult thrash about like punkish indie rockers. It’s still all rock ‘n’ roll, and Sleepy Kitty does it well. The duo is on tour with King Arthur, a Tennessee band that creates school’s out, good-time indie rock. Local, rough-hewn Americana act Sea Nanners is the opener. The music starts at 10 p.m.

Long Island hardcore band This Is Hell is very short with their bio: “The band started in 2004, recorded a ton of music and went on tour … a lot. That is still what we do.” That constant touring by the five-piece band with a drummer named Skuzz brings them to Downtown Music. Also on tour with the band is Decoder, a heavy rock band formed with ex-members from Oceana, VersaEmerge and Of Machines. Live On and Mountain Home hardcore act Words Like Waves are also on the bill. The doors open at 7 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of show.

Infrared Records and Big Rock 93.3 have teamed up to offer a night of rock from four bands at the Rev Room for the Rock in the Rock Showcase: Infrared Records rock act Thread along with Se7en Sharp, Underclaire and Stereo Down. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a $9.33 cover (Get it?) for the 18-and-up show. Jacksonville rock band Se7en Sharp is a band that likens their sound to “Eagles in Chains,” Underclaire is minimalist yet melodic modern rock and Stereo Down is five guys from Gravel Ridge who know how to rock.

Here’s Sleepy Kitty with their “Speaking Politely”:

Speaking Politely