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Busses Stopping at M Room April 9

What can you say about a band whose frontman looks like Rivers Cuomo but sings like Robert Plant? It’s hard to conceptualize the sound of Philly trio, Busses, especially when they describe themselves as a classic rock/ punk/ progressive act - a combination that makes them seem as though they are in the throws of an identity crisis. But just because it’s difficult to transcribe their sound to words, it doesn’t mean they don’t rock (yes, that’s a double negative in the good way)! Their demos feature songs that are musical montages with funky bass riffs, soaring vocals, wandering drum beats and experimental electric guitar all strung together to create epic four minute tracks. The high point of their set for me will be the head-banging anthem, “Say It Again”, in which Nick Apice releases a climactic howl, “I will not forgive you,” accompanied by crashing cymbals raining down. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ myspace.com/bussesbussesbusses (Photo by R. Mott) - Katie Bennett




Thom McCarthy EP Release Party at KFN April 9

Thom McCarthy packed his bag and left the small coal mining town of Locust Gap, PA so he could pursue the pipedream of playing music in Philly. And if the songs from his debut EP are any indication, it looks like he’s off to an admirable start. It’s a cornucopia of guitars, horns, keyboards, xylophones, and then some. Plus you can easily hear the influences he’s borrowed upon from the likes of Brian Wilson and Hank Williams. Tonight’s show at Kung Fu Necktie marks the album’s release party, and he’ll be joined by fellow singer-songwriter Sonni Shine. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 7:30pm, $5 adv/$7 door, 21+ myspace.com/thommccarthy - Bill McThrill




Samamidon CD release party at 92YTribeca on April 10

We've always liked Samamidon's alt-country (and that's one of the reasons why we made his debut album Deli CD of the month some time in 2008). His alt country - unlike the music of a more established band that coined the genre - is quite literally... alt country. This singer-banjoist's repertoire is made up of re-arranged American folk songs, drawing simultaneously on his experiences growing up a child of folk musicians in Vermont and his more recent work in New York with the experimental indie-rock bands Doveman and Stars Like Fleas. Don't miss the CD release party at 92YTribeca on April 10 - Doveman's lead Thomas Bartlett will be the opena.


The Saps on Small Chicago

The latest edition of Small Chicago is live and feature the punk-pop band The Saps. Check out their performance of "Bother You" and then visit Small Chicago for two more videos and loads of pictures from the session. The Saps performed last night at The Bottom Lounge, but you can catch them on May 29th at The House Cafe in DeKalb, IL.


Jer Coons comes home - Burlington 4/8

On the road recently with Trevor Hall and John Oates (yes, Thee), Jer Coons is coming home to Vermont tonight, playing at Higher Ground in South Burlington.  Jer has been consistently touring over the last year, playing to full venues from Florida to Madison, WI.  He's picking up fans in every city he shows his shining face - and it's well-deserved. He's been working his ass off, and his show (and band) are tighter than ever.

Yeah, it's pop, but it's damn good.  No need for anyone to get embarrassed, Jer's music challenges fans of all ages and genres to just try and have a bad time.  Check out the video for his single, "Legs" here.  His last show here was sold out, so if you haven't yet - GET YO' TICKETS NOW!  It will be an early show, like most at higher Ground these days - doors open at 7 p.m.  Taylor Carson will open.


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