Over the next several days, we’ll be running day-by-day previews of what to expect from the 2013 Noise Pop Music Festival. We’re kicking off with a look at Tuesday’s slate of shows.
Date: Tuesday, February 26th
Number of Noise Pop Shows: 3 shows, 11 bands
Already Sold-Out: None yet
Check These Shows Out: Noise Pop’s opening night party brings the noise, with Body/Head leading the way. The duo includes Kim Gordon (from, you know, Sonic Youth) and noise guitarist Bill Nace, and they’re topping a bill that also includes locals Horsebladder, Burmese, and Noel Von Harmonson (previously of Comets on Fire and Sic Alps).
It’s a night of singer-songwriters over at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, topped by Jason Lytle of Grandaddy. Having relocated to Montana from Modesto some years ago, Lytle’s latest album, Dept. of Disappearance, arrived last year. He’s paired with one of our favorite locals, Will Sprott; Sprott’s solo performances strip away the baroque sounds of his former band The Mumlers while magnifying that group’s offbeat charms.
Meanwhile, the free Noise Pop happy hour series at Bender’s kicks off on Tuesday, with Little Queenie, The Spyrals, and Buttons, a band that the Hemlock Tavern’s Tony Bedard told us was his favorite local band of 2012. Tony certainly piqued my interest when he described the experience of seeing them live: