It List: Thursday
Gotta be short today sweeties:
Death Vessel/Micah Blue Smaldone/The Heartstring Stranglers (Rubber Gloves): Death Vessel are a folk based indie pop band on Sub Pop that sounds like an indie pop band on Sub Pop. Some Pac NW twee influences make them a tad more interesting than most similar acts, but I've tried to listen to this group several times and have never been convinced that I should give a shit.
Top Notch with Sober and Luke Sardello (The Lounge): Second week of Sober's new residency will feature guest DJ Luke Sardello, who has the resume of an accomplished local DJ-- he started spinning house in the late 80s, worked at Bill's Records in the 90s, ran several small house labels, and was a staple of the mid 90's warehouse party circuit. Sounds like he'll be spinning a lot of house and disco this evening, and I would highly recommend checking it out. Check out a full interview and a mix from Sardello here.
80's Night with DJ G (Hailey's)
Avett Brothers/Justin Gordon (Granada): So the Avett Brothers have been getting a lot of praise and national attention lately, and if you're into roots/Americana stuff like Centro-matic and Band of Horses, these guys will certainly wet your whistle. If not, you can skip it, because there isn't anything too remarkable going on here.