Stinking Lizaveta is a nebulous outfit from Philadelphia that knits hard rock, intricate world rhythms and swooning chamber music into a tight web in a manner that actually kicks ass rather than just demonstrates fret board and drum kit prowess. They will be appearing at an early show Wednesday at the Spanish Moon along with the Clydesdale Hooves of The Sword and Torche.
Murder by Death offer a different breed of heaviness at Chelsea's this week, one rooted in haunted woods and country fiddles. The melodramatic vocals of Adam Turla remind me of The Cult's Ian Astbury and Nick Cave while the band's cello-infused rolling thunder resembles 16 Horsepower and, er, Nick Cave as well. Murder by Death will plant their own bad seeds Thursday on the Chelsea's stage.
J.J. Callier grew up working in his father's zydeco and blues record store in Lafayette, learning the heritage of zydeco music as well as its place in modern life, and that experience gets transmitted through his funky accordion. He and his powerhouse band, The Knockouts, will be appearing at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's on Friday.