Saturday, May 30, 2009

Music Menu: The Helio Sequence, Blueground Undergrass

Posted By on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM

The Helio Sequence

Following the release of the still-underrated Love and Distance, its 2004 debut on Sub Pop, Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel toured the world like mad, sharing stages with the likes of Blonde Redhead, Kings of Leon, and their pals Modest Mouse (whom Weikel has also drummed for). Summers' voice was soon hopelessly shot, and the doctor prescribed bed rest and no daytime chatter. Fast-forward a couple years, post-"rehab," to 2008's Keep Your Eyes Ahead, a lovely pastiche of the band's texture-tronic keyboard-driven folk jangle, as effortlessly warm and wit-filled as ever, and remind yourself of how lucky we are – were it not for the two-three year hiatus, there's little chance we'd still be able to see the Sequence in a venue this intimate. With The Lights Fluorescent, Ultimate Optimist. Milestone (Davis)

Blueground Undergrass

w/ Reverend Jeff Mosier Now 10 years into things, the Jeff and Johnny Mosier-led Blueground Undergrass have managed to unite both grassheads and jambanders alike with their "sonic wall of twang." There's a little of the late, great Southern band Sea Level in here too, along with some jangly/Django-esque jazz riffage. If all that sounds like The Avett Brothers, it ain't; BU is somewhat lighter in both sonic and emotional delivery, though both bands have more stores of energy than a well-fed camel. Sylvia Theater, York (Davis)

Tags: , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation