Tonight In Music: The Blind Shake, Afraid Of Figs

Lindsey Scully / July 5, 2011

Blind Shake, Mutiny Mutiny, Police Teeth @ Sunset Tavern | 7/5 | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Photo via The Blind Shake's Facebook

The crazy punk trio from Minneapolis are at it again. The Blind Shake will be filling your head up with loud, raunchy, and gritty music tonight that will definitely perk your ears up. Make sure you wear light-weight clothing since you’ll be dancing and moshing all night long. The Blind Shake have a new album coming out July 26th via Learning Curve Records aptly named Seriousness and the group has a new single off it on their website.

Locals Police Teeth just came back from a Midwest tour promoting their latest album Awesomer Than the Devil (Latest Flame Records). The indie punk band has all of the elements of being a successful punk group; Screaming vocals, loud catchy guitar, and infectious drumming. This is not the type of show you wear flip-flops or open-toed shoes to.


Tonight is the CD release of Mutiny Mutiny’s Constellation. Mutiny Mutiny is a local post-punk trio that has all member sharing vocal duties. They have a little Sonic Youth in their DNA with the lo-fi scuzz and drone.

Afraid of Figs, The Direction, Drypoint @ Rendezvous | 7/5 | 8pm | $7- (Get Tickets) | 21+

Photo via Afraid of Figs' Facebook

Afraid of Figs is a fun-loving group that knows how to put on a high-energy show. With song titles like Ritalin Barbie, I Ate A Vegan, and Don’t Want To be Your Facebook Friend it is easy to see why they claim their influences are Presidents of the United States of America, They Might Be Giants, and Barenaked Ladies.

With a female vocalist (Felicia Anderton) that is reminiscent of Gwen Stefani in the older No Doubt days, it’s no wonder that The Direction will be seeing a bright future very soon. The talent that inhibits this band is phenomenal; not only is Anderton amazing but the guitar riffs, drumbeats, and male vocal harmonies all pair perfectly together. The Salt Lake City group is out on tour now promoting their latest album From VII & IV which was released last year at the height of the new wave blues resurgence.

Originally starting in Tokyo, Drypoint migrated over to the Seattle-area and has been making their rounds of the local music scene. The vibe of Drypoint is like a early 90’s cigar lounge with the vocal style of Jamiroquai and Maroon 5. The duo gladly donates 10% of all CD sales to One Day’s Wages so please support them.


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