Tonight In Music: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Proud Wonderful MePosted by Billy McManus
A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. And just a little concerned for your soul. There are a lot of “alt” artists out there these days, especialy in the country genre. But usually that just means some sort of country that the mainstream in Nashville isn’t likely to put on tour with Toby Kieth. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club it really doing something different, or at least legitimate. They have songs that range from good ole’ Opryland wholesomeness, as in their tune “Angel”, to phsychedelic, mildly disconcerting rockers like “Americadio.” It’s kinda like Merle Haggard on acid.
Give the video for “Americadio” a listen and then check out their myspace and check out “Angel” The contrast will likely blow your mind.
If all of that seems a little intense for a Wednesday night, you should probably go to the Sunset instead, especially if you prefer your music a little Lo-Fi. Relatively unknown folksters Proud Wonderful Me are bringing their home-made, slightly clipped sound to the Sunset stage tonight, and by all indicators it should be a good show. With very little recorded, and no video that is easily accessible, it is hard to say what kind of show they will put on live, in any event it is almost sure to be very low key and thoughtful. The songs they do have recorded are full of simple melodies, and fitting harmonies, that create a soothing place to experience the stories they will tell you. Due to the lack of quality accessible media, whether or not it’s worth the trip to Ballard is a crap shoot, but likely a good bet. Especially if you love that lo-fi obscure part of the scene.