IDLES plays the Fillmore; Local H and Violent Femmes release new albums [Seven in Seven] – Reading eagle


Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each week we generally take a look at what shows will arrive in the region over the following week. And while the doors to the theaters are slowly opening again, due to the current pandemic, they’re not quite there yet. That doesn’t mean the music stops and new releases come out every week from artists you know and love and some are waiting to be discovered. Each week we’ll take a look at some of the best streaming shelves and services and a must see show in the area.

Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, R&B, singer-songwriter or indie, there will always be something to discover. Here’s what’s on the program for the week of October 8:

Show of the week

IDLES – The Fillmore – October 13

Last week IDLES announced that their fourth album, “Crawler”, will be released in mid-November. The British independent rockers will give a taste of this LP next Wednesday at The Fillmore, in addition to other tracks from their short but rich career, full of brash hymns and an undeniable hook. Expect songs like “Mother,” “I’m Scum,” and “War” from last year’s Ultra Mono studio album, which went on to become # 1 in their home country and nearly hit. the Top 50 here in the United States. The shows have sold out across the country and frankly this may be the last time to see them at a venue as small as The Fillmore.

New versions

Local H – “Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix Tape # 3”

Rock and roll mainstays Local H remain as prolific and hungry as ever in three decades in their ever-boisterous careers. Shortly after the release of their critically acclaimed album “Lifers” produced by Steve Albini in 2020, the world changed forever with the onset of the global pandemic. After facing tour cancellations across the world, they became one of the first groups to embrace the drive-in concert experience, in addition to streaming numerous shows live from their practice space. While locked in quarantine, the band recorded their third cover album to date, aptly titled “Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix Tape # 3”. Showcasing an eclectic mix of their influences, contemporaries and favorite artists, they pay homage to everyone from Prince and Blondie to Fountains of Wayne and Mark Lanegan.

Violent women – “Why do birds sing?” “

As they celebrate their four decades as a band, Violent Femmes is now celebrating the 30th anniversary of the historic “Why Do Birds Sing?” With a deluxe 2-CD set and digital editions that feature newly remastered sound, a wealth of never-before-seen material – including alternative takes and clips – and a full 1991 concert captured at the Boathouse in Norfolk, Virginia. The compact disc edition also features new backing notes from acclaimed songwriter and journalist Jeff Slate, who spoke in depth with founding members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie about the making of the album. .

Creeping Death – “The Edge of Existence”

Texan band Creeping Death is the ultimate fan service for death metal followers; they’re like a superhero sequel stuffed with Easter eggs or director’s cups “Lord of the Rings”, a blunt assemblage that serves up the best elements of the past, present and future of the brutal subgenre . It’s a relentless sonic celebration of style, played with blissful chaos by people who truly love it. With their new EP “The Edge of Existence”, the band offers a nod to the masters of the Iron Age crossover, a bit of Cryptopsy’s technological death and a foundation of Death ancestors, invoking a vibrant sound that is both familiar and costs.

Howlin Rain – “The Wheel of Dharma”

In nearly 20 years, Howlin Rain has grown into America’s quintessential indie rock and roll band offering a menagerie of steam-spitting hand-cranked guitars, swaying asphalt dust through a kaleidoscope of motels and of dives in the desert, transmitting transmissions of sci-fi poetry from the asphalt veins of a cracked and painful land. Today, in 2021, to cap off this strangest and most painful time, the band returns with their sixth studio album, “The Dharma Wheel”, a 52-minute, six-track dive into a fantastic and joyous realm of the present. exaggerated.

Natalie Hemby – Pins and Needles

Known for the versatile sounds and storytelling that earned her eight No.1 singles, Natalie Hemby explores a full range of her musical gifts, spanning influences from Tom Petty to Sheryl Crow and rock and early ’90s roots on which she was brought up with unparalleled individuality. . Through the 11-track collection “Pins and Needles”, she delivers unconventional lyrics with her ingenious turn of phrase, from earworm hymns to heart-wrenching ballads, sour and quick-witted swagger to deeply furrowed rockers. , delivering songs that feel like precious moments to remember.

The Velveteers – “Nightmare Daydream”

The Velveteers, a primal rock trio from the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, comprised of singer / guitarist Demi Demitro and drummers Baby Pottersmith and Jonny Fig, unveil their debut album “Nightmare Daydream”. The LP finds the band stripping rock and roll of its most primitive elements: riff, rhythm, grunt and rebuilding it in their own image. Produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, it is undoubtedly a record for purists of the genre.

Sound check

IDLES – “The Beachland Ballroom”
Local H – “Brandy (You are a beautiful girl)”
Violent Women – “Color Me Once (preliminary version)”
Creeping Death – “The Edge of Existence”
Howlin Rain – “The Wheel of Dharma”
Natalie Hemby – “Pinwheel”
Les Velveteers – “The charmer and the snake”

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