What, you donâ€™t dance at shows? Tut tut. Maybe youâ€™ve never tasted the earthen hash they call TV Mike and the Scarecrows? With one foot in the same Bay Area bayou that the Fogerty boys once trod, and the other foot in, well, the same Bay Area bayou that birthed The Dead, these mostly-Hoosier transplants arenâ€™t afraid to stir up a barn-burner regardless of what hipster might be in earshot.
And speaking of transplants, headlining this night at CafÃ© du Nord (8pm, $10) are ex-South Carolinians A Decent Animal, whose own dark gumbo goes well with the likes of 16 Horsepower, Band of Horses, and, for that matter, Crazy Horse. As of press time the third band on tonightâ€™s bill, an outfit calling themselves Thank You, had not provided any links to their music via the du Nord site. This means that it may or may not be the band on Thrill Jockey.