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Elder Mason

The Cumulus Post Rock Festival continues at King Cobra , with headliners Hypatia Lake . You can pick up an mp3 from their


Tonight's Show Suggestions

Elder Mason.jpg

Elder Mason

The Cumulus Post Rock Festival continues at King Cobra, with headliners Hypatia Lake. You can pick up an mp3 from their latest record here.  That show starts at 8:30 p.m. and costs $8. Other bands on the bill are Beast, Please Be Still, Deelay Ceelay,

The Luna Moth and


Shenandoah Davis, Your Heart Breaks at 2020 Cycle, 8 p.m., $5, all ages

This show is a music video premiere for the title track from Shenandoah Davis' album we; camera.  The video is an adorable, whimsical affair directed by Clyde Petersen, and you can watch it here, if you like. Davis writes lilting folk songs with a speakeasy vibe, and they are utterly charming. As is this video.  You'll like Your Heart Breaks, too.

Elder Mason (CD release), Royal Bliss, Smile Brigade, Gary Reynolds and the Brides of Obscurity at High Dive, 9 p.m., $6

Poor Elder Mason-- they were one of the bands whose show got canceled due to last month's inundation of snow-- and it was their CD release show, to boot. These guys are a lovely little folk outfit that applies the principles that guided classic

rock greats like Pink Floyd and CSNY and combines their different

approaches to "rock" music into a glorious, sorta trippy amalgamation

of the best bits of each camp, from psychedelic rock guitar shredding

to the medieval harmonies of CSNY's quietest folk ballads. If you're

still not convinced, let it be known that Elder Mason's upcoming

record, The Seclusionist speaks,

was mixed by Scott Colburn, who's worked with artists like The Arcade

Fire, Animal Collective, Feral Children and Hypatia Lake.

Marc Broussard, Jessie Baylin, Josh Hoge at Showbox at the Market, 8 p.m., $18, all ages

Jack White's need to live in some retro-fantasy where the '70s reign

supreme seems to have infected artists far removed from indie rock. Had

White never come along, would guys like Donavon Frankenreiter and Ray

LaMontagne still sprout classic rock facial hair and play Stephen

Stills, Jr.? Or would they be imitating John Mayer? The same question

can be asked of Marc Broussard. He started his career busting vaguely

funky adult contemporary. But on his last two albums, S.O.S.: Save Our

Soul and Keep Coming Back, the Louisiana native has also traveled back

in time. He's now a denim-clad country-soul crooner surrounded by funky

horns and honey-glazed backup singers. Dude even uses two-inch analog

tape. Some critics find his "born of the Bayou" shtick a bit much. But

hell, I'll take retro over Mayer any day. JUSTIN F. FARRAR

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