Tonight In Music: Constant Lovers, Aunt Dracula, The Red Stick Ramblers

Daniel Ahrendt / August 5, 2010

Constant Lovers, The Shots, Shakes, Rabbit @ The Comet Tavern | 8/5 | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Constant Lovers are a four piece alcohol fueled juggernaut incorporating Joel Cuplin (Triumph of Lethargy, Ghost Wars, Suffering and the Hideous Thieves) Mike Horgan (Bad Ghost) Gavin Tull-Esterbrook (Suffering and the Hideous Thieves) and Eric Fisher (Ghost Wars, Damien Jurado). Together they wreak desperate noisy thrash rock for the whole family. Having only been around since December of ’08, the splash they’ve made to date is regrettably small. However, with a sound that incorporates the brazen power of The Murder City Devils (who they opened for last year) and Fugazi if Ian Mackaye was less concerned with social disorder and more with…booze, they’re definitely something to see.

Aunt Dracula, Color Change, Unfair Parents @ The Black Lodge | 8/5 | 9pm | $5 | All-Ages

Apparently the only images that exist of these guys are demonic collages.

Like ghosts on speed, Aunt Dracula will fill the Black Lodge tonight with vibes of vicious vividity. Hailing from Pennsylvania, these five play folk rock music saturated with the cracked out essence of Disney characters using prodigious amounts of reverb and spastic vocal centricity as their vehicles. The amount of instrumental background to the songs and the various interweaving sections showcase the skill in this group as the lead vocalist jumps around his range and shifts his tone from low full bass to shrieking falsetto.

Without any videos of the group or even just a band photo all there is to work with visually for an interested listener are the collages found all over their MySpace indicating their love for the color red, dinosaurs, and lava like textures. Who knows, for all we know they’re all magma constructed velociraptors who make cool music. Only one way to find out!

The Red Stick Ramblers, The Caleb Klauder Country Band @ The Triple Door | 8/5 | 7:30pm | $18 | All-Ages

“Ah crap we’re lost again.”

To take a break from electronics and internet for an evening, The Triple Door is hosting the Red Stick Ramblers a charming honky-tonk five piece that incorporates Cajun and Western swing with a jazz sound out of the 20’s and 30’s. They released their fifth LP last in May of last year titled My Suitcase Is Always Packed and currently are bumming around the West coast playing at horrible dingy dive bars for booze such as…The Triple Door. Band image and venue contrast aside, they’re great fun and the Triple Door is beautiful. For $18 this should be a great way to relax and smile tonight.

And hey, look! One of the bands previewed for tonight actually has live videos of themselves!

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