Monday, January 07, 2008

Free Faux Jean Show Tonight At The Triple Rock


(Faux Jean pic via How Was The Show?)

Download: Faux Jean - "The Ballad of Kim & Thurston"
Download: Faux Jean - "Fuck The Formula" (Demo)
Download: The Brutes - "Money Ghost"
Download: Plastic Chord - "No Windows"

The holiday season is finally over, which means that, if you're like anyone else, you dropped a small fortune in buying gifts for friends and loved ones. Which also means that, for the next few months, you'll be pinching your pennies and then some. So that means that live music is more or less out of the question. That is, of course, unless said music is absolutely free.

That's the case with tonight's Faux Jean show at the Triple Rock. Doors are at 9 p.m. for the 21+ show. Faux Jean are wholly devoted to 60s revivalism in the same way that The Brian Jonestown Massacre or First Communion Afterparty are. The Minneapolis-based group impressively puts a psychedelic spin on both the joyous pop-rock that characterized The Beatles' early work and Bob Dylan's antagonistic folk-rock (particularly on "Fuck The Formula", which you can listen to at the top of the post). These stylistic touches are delivered with Lou Reed's sing-speak snarl, and that helps give the material a healthy dose of attitude. Of course, any comparisons to music legends past seem moot in the face of the beautiful, shimmering, and immaculately gorgeous "File", one of the many songs from 2007's The Mongolian Invasion, Pt. 1, a collection of 4-track demos recorded in the past ten years. Also opening are wistful pop-rock group The Brutes--who, despite their name, are quite gentile--and eccentric indie-tronic/power-pop band Plastic Chord.

Once again, the show at the T-Rock is 21+, free, and doors are at 9 p.m.

Faux Jean MySpace Page
The Brutes MySpace Page
Plastic Chord MySpace Page


(Jonathan Graef)

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