This Wednesday at Bottom of the Hill there is a great local lineup. The Old-Fashioned Way will be celebrating their EP release, joined by The Botticellis and My First Earthquake.

The new EP The Old-Fashioned Way and Their Weak Constitutions is a five-song EP the band recorded last summer at Pan American Studios with Jason Quever (of Papercuts). The music is a quirky blend of indie pop and folk, with more instruments than you can fathom on any one project and vocals lower than us normal folks could ever hope to hit.

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The Old-Fashioned Way - "The Spirit of a Generation of Lovelorn Drunks"

Headliners The Botticellis' most recent release is a 7" vinyl with an alternate version of "Table by the Window" and a breathtaking cover of George Harrison's "Awaiting on you all." They also have their fantastic album Old Home Movies on vinyl, and these can be purchased from the Bellevue Records website.

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The Botticellis - “Up Against the Glass (live)”
(from The Bay Bridged Video Podcast)

Openers My First Earthquake have been dutifully promoting their latest EP Tremors since the release in June. Lead singer Rebecca Bortman works the stage like a true electro-queen, singing about TV news anchors and cooking chowder, as the band cooks up infectious pop goodness.

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My First Earthquake - "Teleprompt"

9pm, $8.

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