Tonight Today in Up & Comings
posted by July 19 at 10:00 AMon
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT COVER NIGHT: FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE LONG WINTERS, THE COPS, MURDER CITY DEVILS, PATROL, NIGHTLIFE, POLICE TEETH, WHALEBONES, COCONUT COOLOUTS
(Crocodile) Cover nights, while good in theory, can be tragically boring. More often than not, they just make you ache for the artist all the not-as-good-as-the-real-thing acts have spent the evening pretending to be. Tonight could go either way. The evening is paying tribute to a more-than-worthy band, Rocket from the Crypt, so that’s a big check in the pro column, but RFTC are known for their absolutely killer live shows—loud, tight, sweaty—and they’ve also got a fucking huge discography, so just picking what songs to cover proves a challenge in itself. But if these local acts can capture even half of the talent and surliness the band was known for in their heyday, it’ll be a success. Rocket has set the bar ridiculously high, but with that said, members of the Long Winters, the Cops, Murder City Devils, Patrol, Police Teeth, and Whalebones are no talentless hacks either. I’ve got faith in you, Seattle. Get ape-shit at the Crocodile. MEGAN SELING
TEGAN AND SARA
(Triple Door) Canadian twins Tegan and Sara Quin sing harmonies that rip your spine out and fill it with chills and hope. They also have a bolting new full-length—produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie—called The Con. This past January, the Quins moved into a Portland house and walked to Walla’s studio every day towing their gear in a wagon. Then they brought in Death Cab’s Jason McGerr for drums. For three months they toiled, poured their souls, got it to gleam, and filmed everything they did. They built a set in the basement for interviews and speakerphone conversations. The future of music rests in Tegan and Sara’s hands and harmonies: lesbian superhero sisters that will save us from the mainstream. TRENT MOORMAN
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