Coming Attractions in Underground Music: November 2011
There isn’t much going on in November. The highlights of the month are the Omar Souleyman and Felix Kubin shows, so try to make it to one of those.
By David Cooper.
Omar Souleyman, Prince Rama. At the Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA, November 1, 9 p.m., $20, 18+.
Omar Souleyman, hailing from Syria, makes quite danceable pop music with psychedelic influences. His albums picked up world recognition after being released by Sublime Frequencies, a label famous for reissuing world music. Prince Rama, comprised of former SMFA students, opens with their tribal psychedelia.
The Sea and Cake, Brokeback, Yellowbirds. At the Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA, November 7, 8:30 p.m., $15, 18+.
Chicago-based The Sea and Cake plays smooth indie pop music with post-rock and jazz influences. Brokeback opens with their post-rock music. Tortoise fans take note: drummer John McEntire plays in The Sea and Cake while bassist Douglas McCombs plays in Brokeback.
Wooden Shjips, MV & EE, Birds of Avalon. At TT the Bear’s Place, Cambridge, MA, November 9, p.m., $10, 18+.
San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips make heavy, psychedelic rock music with garage rock influences. They’re touring in support of their recently released album, West. Singer Ripley Johnson also fronts SF’s Moon Duo. Vermont-based MV & EE open with their psychedelic folk-rock.
Felix Kubin, Daily Life, DJ Angela Sawyer. At the Goethe-Institut, Boston, MA, November 11, 8 p.m. , $15.
Felix Kubin makes a rare US appearance at the Goethe-Institut on November 11. Kubin plays electronic pop music with sci-fi, library, and noise influences. Angela Sawyer, owner of Weirdo Records in Cambridge, will DJ.