Giving you the music a day early:
Grouplove sounds like some kind of reggae band. Well, they are not. No, Grouplove is a Los Angeles-based indie rock act that dropped their debut album Never Trust a Happy Song last year, and it is an album that is kind of filled with happy-sounding songs along with a few brooders. Songs that are dance-y indie rock with post-punk exuberance and handclaps and harmony vocals. There’s a little folk rock in the group’s sound, too, and Grouplove brings it all to Rev Room. You’ve heard the band’s “Tongue Tied.” It’s on an iPod Touch commercial. It’s an all-ages show with the music starting at 9 p.m. Cover is $15. Company of Thieves is the opening act with their indie rock from Chicago.
Way back in the fall of 2011, The Frontier Circus dropped its debut album, a collection of the band’s “a little bit psycho … a little bit Western” music. What it was was one heck of a ride, from the thrashing punk take on the 13th Floor Elevators’ “You’re Gonna Miss Me” to an equally raucous cover of Merle Haggard’s “The Bottle Let Me Down.” It was one of the best sounds of yesteryear. Now, in 2012, The Frontier Circus — led by Frontier Dan — is bringing that all to White Water Tavern. Booyah! Dad is also on the bill with their dance-y punk rock. Or, as the trio likes to say, Booyah! Dad will “make you shake it after you’ve had a few. The music starts around 10 p.m. with a $5 cover at the door. Frontier Dan says, “This will be a good show” as The Frontier Circus will have a few new ones to “shock and amaze.”
Need a party this Saturday night? Well, commercially acclaimed Southern hip-hop group Nappy Roots is coming back to town with a show at Stickyz. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $15 day of for the 18-and-up show. Formed in the mid-1990s, the five-man collective from Kentucky have released a number of albums, including their 3-million-album selling Watermelon, Chicken, & Gritz, a record that included the hit single “Po’ Folks.” The outfit’s newest album is the October 2011 release Nappy Dot Org.
Here are Grouplove with their “Tongue Tied”: