Black Whales + Fences + Bird Language

Sunday, April 6

Despite the fact that the South Eastern quadrant of Capitol Hill is now home to four of the cities best rock clubs, there’ve been a handful of quality bookings at some bars in between—namely the Wild Rose and Cha Cha Lounge. Wild Rose has played host to the likes of Dan Deacon and new Hardly Art-ists the Dutchess and the Duke, while long time Cha Cha employee Kerry Zettel holds it down in the new space by bringing in bands like Loving Thunder and Night Canopy, and tonight: Fences, Black Whales and Bird Language. Fences is a one man indie show as performed by Seattle’s Chris Mansfield, who’s vocals on The Ultimate Puke EP are at times eerily similar to Conor Oberst and at others, a mellower Rufus Wainwright, while his gentle acoustic melodies recall echoes of Elliot Smith. Black Whales is local rock culled from quality bands of the same brand who’ve gone before including the Catheters/Tallbirds, Tourist and Spacesuit; and openers Bird Language recall the urgency of punkers like Seven Seconds, with a slightly softer underbelly. Cha Cha Lounge, 1013 E. Pike St., 322-0703. 9 p.m. AJA PECKNOLD

Sun., April 6, 9 p.m., 2008

 
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