About four years ago, Minneapolis' Tapes 'n Tapes were mas en fuego las blogas, which is a grammatically incorrect Spanish phrase I've invented to convey that lots of music blogs were keen on The Loon, their debut album of herky-jerky indie rock.
Then the blogs collectively decided their sophomore album, Walk It Off, was a slumper, and everybody forgot about them. Tapes 'n Tapes' third album, Outside, is out in January, and they're touring on it, making stops in both Lawrence and Columbia.
Check 'em Wednesday, February 23 at Mojo's in Columbia. Or on Friday, March 4 at the Jackpot in Lawrence. Tickets on sale now.