Sound Ground #88

Azerbaijani-American studio trio Foreign Accent has developed its 2004 demo Pardon My French into an album already available at Borders and Record Swap. “Foreign Accent’s music, though deeply rooted in the American musical idiom and harking back to the classic rock and pop of the 1970s, contains a plethora of exotic spices and unexpected twists and turns.” Although no release show is scheduled, more information is available at Foreign Accent is Djavid Novrouzov and Robert Howerton (Illinois) and William Frenkel (New York).

Thursday, Angie Heaton returns to Arìma for a free show at 8 p.m. Afterward, The Chemicals and Scurvine rock out at Brass Rail. The Chemicals are at work on a debut EP at Studio G with Justin Hedrick of The Respondent. Saturday in the beer garden at Mike ‘n Molly’s, The Respondent (ex-The Frame) headlines with heavy new quartet Below Eden and Stood Up. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4.

Sunday, Cowboy Monkey spotlights six acoustic acts for its second Best of Open Mic Showcase:
Darrin Drda’s Theory of Everything, Doxy, Brandon T. Washington, Mike Ingram, C. King, and Joanna Michal. Show time is 9:30 p.m., and cover is $5. Also Sunday at 9:30 p.m., Tommy G’s Bar and Grill hosts Sick Day, Black Light Rebels, and Heavy Handed. This show is free.

Tuesday at Cowboy Monkey, Triple Whip plays with Ume, The Narrator, and FireFlies. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. Wednesday at The Canopy Club, Pulsar47 aligns with Iowans, 7 Inch Wave and Marah Mar. This is the last spate of 7 Inch Wave shows for a while because Danomatika (Dan Wilcox) got into grad school in Sweden. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5.

Correction: Elsinore visits August 15 for WEFT Sessions and August 18 for Acoustic @ Arìma. In Sound Ground #86, the two were transposed.

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