The third installment of 96.5 the Buzz's Buzz Under the Stars series is like a buffet
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|Against Me!, tonight at City Market. Photo by Ryan Russell.|
of generally unrelated and mismatched acts, lined up one after the other. It's
like eating at a Ryan's Steak House. Except all the food at Ryan's Steak House is
nasty, whereas there's probably at least one act on this bill your average rock
fan will find tasty enough to shell out for.
Let us examine this bill more closely.
The Buzz's core demographic will likely gravitate towards the guitar-heavy, arena shoegaze of nineties revivalists Silversun Pickups.
Punk diehards can piss and moan all they want about Against Me! "selling out," but everybody else loves the band's polished, streamlined rock anthems. (Bonus: Franz Nicolay, the recently departed keyboardist for the Hold Steady, is now a touring member of the band.)
hasn't made a relevant album in nigh on a decade now, but the man has a catalog with some legit hits
, touring in support of its first album in twenty years, is the real X-factor. Early reports from the tour confirm that the new-wave art-rock legends' show includes multiple costume changes, including yellow jumpsuits and, yes, energy domes. Also: band cofounder (and Wes Anderson collaborator
) Mark Mothersbaugh
has art on display at the Guitar Syndicate
in the Crossroads, which you can check out prior to the show.
Here's the stage times:
Doors - 6:00
Crash Kings - 6:15 to 6:45
Against Me - 7:05 to 7:35
Devo - 7:55 to 8:40
Silversun Pickups - 9:00 to 9:50
Ben Folds - 10:10 to 11:10
So you might need to hustle after work to catch everything you want. Tonight, at City Market.