Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jenny Besetzt, T0w3rs at Snug Harbor tonight (10/28/2012)

Posted By on Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

This night features a trio of up-and-coming regional acts. The frontman for Carrboro-based T0W3RS, Derek Torres, recently listed the songs he’d put on a desert island iPod limited to 10 tracks. They included cuts from the Who, The Band, Eno and Paul Simon. You’d be hard-pressed, though, to pinpoint any of that in the five-piece’s upbeat rock. It’s built on summery melodies, bubbly keyboards and winking lyrics — let’s not forget the band name’s hip spelling, too — and seems poised to make blog-noise à la Clap Your Hands, Tapes 'n Tapes, Black Kids, etc. For Greensboro-based Jenny Besetzt, on the other hand, the band name carries Teutonic specificity — “Besetzt” translates to “possessed” in German. And there is an OCD element to the quintet’s debut, Only, found mostly in the New Order-y rhythmic thrum. Add tragic-romance narratives and Smiths-like reverb to singer John Wollaber’s vocals, and you’re obviously drifting in another I Love the '80s slipstream. Headlining are local quartet Blossoms, whose Arthur Russell/Stephen Malkmus/Otis Redding hybrid holds its own with the visitors. $5. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. 704-333-9799.

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