I had a brief show preview up at Philly Weekly over the weekend on the Nice Nice, who also made an appearance on my latest mix.
Here's the blurb:
9pm, $12. Johnny Brenda’s.
Portland’s Nice Nice build ecstatic, Boredoms-esque grooves out of post-tribal chants, clamoring percussion and bits of dub, free-improv and krautrock. The duo’s two principals—Jason Buehler and Mark Shirazi—have been head-tripping since the late 1990s, but their latest album, Extra Wow on Warp, takes their noisy, mantric aesthetic to new levels of celebration. “See Waves,” the disc’s highlight, has the shimmer of Konono No. 1, the singalong communality of Animal Collective, and the futuristic glamor of Fuck Buttons. When people talk about math rock, they’re usually talking about geometry—all sharp angles and dissonant parallels. Think of Nice Nice as more like calculus, employing abstruse formulas to map the curve of infinity. (Jennifer Kelly)
There are a few dates left on the tour, namely:
Jun 1 2010 8:00P Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Jun 2 2010 7:00P Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Jun 3 2010 8:00P Turf Club Minneapolis, MN
Jun 6 2010 8:00P Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Jun 8 2010 8:00P The Independent San Francisco, CA
Jun 10 2010 8:00P Troubadour West Hollywood, CA