The Classical has been one of our favorites since frontwoman Juliet Gordon moved to the Bay Area in 2013. Luckily, they’re releasing a new cassette, Survival of the Softest, tonight at Eli’s Mile High Club. Sadly, Gordon tells me her bandmate Noah Quillec is heading back home to Kansas, so she’s putting The Classical on semi-permanent hiatus after Friday night rather than bringing on a replacement. In addition to the cassette, Gordon and team are leaving us with a series of videos for the release. As expected, they’re dark and fascinating.

If you can’t make it to Eli’s for one last crazy show with The Classical, you can also purchase Survival of the Softest via Bandcamp.

The Classical, Bourgeois Speedball, Zen Mother, IMA
Eli’s Mile High Club
August 11, 2017
8pm, $5-10