Not too much can be said yet about the Cosmic Panther Land Band, except that judging from their name, they dont take themselves too seriously. Essentially a pick-up band of players from the Moondoggies, Maldives, Pica Beats, Widower and Shim, CPLB formed in early 2009 and has played exactly one show so far. Jason Dodson (Maldives) and Kevin Murphy (Moondoggies) collaborate to write songs for the band. Sort of like the Maldives, the eight-person band operates based on the idea that more talented musicians, the better. Judging from their other affiliated groups, expect lots of vocal harmonies and the wall of countrified sound that the Maldives have cultivated over the years. With Grand Hallway, Picoso, Benjamin Doerr.
Fri., Aug. 7, 7:45 p.m., 2009