Tonight Tonight in Music: Elf Power
posted by April 15 at 9:00 AMon
(Music) In a Cave, the latest album from Elf Power (veteran members of the Elephant 6 collective), is a seamless, fuzzed-out, indie-pop gem. At times, that seamlessness threatens to turn into hypnotic repetition, but Andrew Rieger’s lyrics about dreadful psychedelic romances or precariously hopeful godlessness keep things interesting. Elf Power are lesser gods in the E6 pantheonónot as crazy-genius as Neutral Milk Hotel, not as cartoonishly pop as Apples in Stereo, nor as glamorously fey as Of Montreal. But, by mortal standards, they’re still pretty freaking great. (High Dive, 513 N 36th St, 632-0212. 8 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, 21+.) Eric Grandy
Aaaaaand… there are a couple suggestions in this weeks the Score column by Christopher Delaurenti:
DEEP BLUE ORGAN TRIO
I savor this Chicago outfit’s laid-back grooves, the bluesy (but not histrionic) guitar solos by David Broom, and most of all organist Chris Foreman’s choice of settings on his Hammond B-3. Foreman does it all, from gospel tremolos to chunky, log-drum-like comping to deeply funky solos. Also Wed April 16. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave, 441-9729, 7:30 pm, $22.50.
Digital video and surround-sound electroacoustic music from the UW’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media. Best bets on the program include Richard Karpen’s Camera Cantorum and Joseph Anderson’s “Mpingo” (2003). Meany Theater, UW Campus, 543-4880, 7:30 pm, $5/$10.
As always, you can see everything that’s going on via our online calendar.