Friday, April 24, 2009

Swedish Indie Rock & Electronic Jambands

A couple of great concerts in Northern Kentucky tonight...

In Newport...

Peter, Bjorn & John are playing the Southgate House tonight, along with openers, Chairlift.

Peter Moren, Bjorn Yttling and John Eriksson formed the band nearly ten years ago in Stockholm, with influences ranging from '60s baroque pop to new wave. But it wasn't until just a few years ago, that they began to garner worldwide critical acclaim, thanks to the whistling sounds of their single, "Young Folks."

Chairlift is an electronic, indie-pop band, that formed in Boulder, Colorado just a few years ago, where they set out to make background music for haunted houses. Soon after, they relocated to Brooklyn, where they continued to develop their hypnotic sound, while playing shows with bands like MGMT and Yeasayer.

The show kicks off at 9:30, while tickets are $25 at the door.

Also at the Southgate House tonight, is a free show in the lounge with The Seedy Seeds, The Toy Band and Love in October. They start at 9pm, and once again, it's free.

In Covington...

Summer festival favs, The Disco Biscuits, are also in town, playing the Madison Theater tonight.

Formed in Philly in '95, the band known to their fans simply as Bisco, they play long, extended jams, often playing songs backwards. Call them an electronic jamband, say they're trance-fusion, call it livetronica or even prog rock, say what you will. Bisco are at their best in the live setting, where they like to shake things up, all the while getting you to shake your ass to their delicious grooves.

The show is $18 and starts at 8:30.

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