Appropriate Grammar * Actors & Actresses * Violet and the Undercurrents * Future Kings

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August 24, 2013 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
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9:00 pm
Future Kings
10:00 pm
Violet and the Undercurrents
11:00 pm
Actors & Actresses
12:00 am
Appropriate Grammar
Future Kings
Featuring members of the Cherry Tree Parade and Mr. History.
Actors & Actresses
The trio's songs start with what seems like chilly restraint, a sound sometimes plodding and distant. But, as the slow riffs repeat, Andrew Schiller's guitar thickens and Scott Bennett's vocals lift into a warm falsetto. Best is the stately psychedelia of "Poverty," a seven-minute grind that seems slight at first but eventually makes you sweat. If Sigur Ros gives us the sounds of glaciers grinding together, what KC's Actors & Actresses - whose moody post-rock is in some ways similar but more direct emotionally and less majestic overall - offer up is more intimate, somewhere between icebergs and ice cubes, the aural equivalent of something hard and frozen bobbing in water warmer than itself. It's the sound of melting. For 25 minutes, these four tracks swell and sulk, accumulating power through the band's skillful repetition, each building to climaxes both meditative and muscular, each a mellow roar. ~~~Review of We Love Our Enemy EP, Pitch Music, Feb. 06