WINE COUNTRY CRACKER BLUES
The rock, it's been noted, rarely stops chez Lesson No.1. Shout outs to everyone who was involved with and came to the Manatees and Silent Front shows. Great times. The next tasty dish is looming already though - Wednesday 7 March to be precise.
The USA Is A Monster return for their third Lesson No.1 extravaganza. They're a mega-righteous Brooklyn guitar/drums/keys duo. And we love ‘em. Classic progged-out rock meets Lightning Bolt-style complex freakery meets corn-eating country atmos meets a DIY spirit and anti-establishment outlook. Five full-length releases to date (plus a bunch of EPs and side projects), three of them on the ever-killer Load Records. Hear ‘Too Many Moves’.
Wolves Of St August are a pretty darn new band from the Cardiff area who take in classic US indie-rock, gently psychedelic country and the big moves of the Smashing Pumpkins when they fancied kicking out some (decent) quiet songs. The multi-talented Ross from this band also did the flyer above. Pretty. Tunage here.
Le B is the solo alter-ego of Laura from local indie-punky types King Alexander (and also satellite Lesson No.1 collective member), cranking out sweeeeet music with nowt but an acoustic guitar and a voice. To mention Cat Power would in no way disgrace either party. Do the MySpace thing for a song.
The nuts and bolts: get yourself down to Dempseys, Castle Street, Cardiff from 8pm. And it's a thoroughly reasonable £5 on the door. MORE ROCK SOON.