sound ground #91

Last Friday, American Minor released its self-titled album amid much merriment. After solid sets by Thee Shams and Lorenzo Goetz, American Minor plowed through 14 and a half songs; many more elaborate than usual thanks to inclusion of special intros and outros. Additional personnel included Jesse Greenlee (Lorenzo Goetz) on percussion and Paul Lyons on organ and keyboards. Highlights included a medley of “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” the non-album track “Movin’ on Up,” and power ballad “All My Time” which included a piano intro. American Minor played everything on their album and ended with a well-received cover of “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers Band.

All this despite the fact American Minor frontman Robert McCutcheon had injured his hand hours before; not to be outdone, Lorenzo Goetz guitarist Josh Miethe had outright broken his.

Triple Whip spent August 19-26 at Pogo Studio recording its Snake Creeps Down EP with Mark Rubel, mastered by original drummer Brett Sanderson. Triple Whip and Innocent Words Records separated, and the upcoming EP will be a self-release. On Aug. 29, the trio recorded a live set for WEFT Sessions. Triple Whip next performs Sept. 30 at Cowboy Monkey with Lorenzo Goetz, The Championship, and elsinore. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. The release party for Snake Creeps Down, doubling as a Halloween bash, will be held Oct. 29 with Dianogah (last here Summer 2002) and Nonagon. Show time is 9 p.m. resumes its showcases tonight at Cowboy Monkey, the first installment in a monthly series features Eclectic Theory, Sick Day, Stilline and mad mardigan. The four bands will appear on a full-length album together, covering one another’s songs. In addition, Sick Day will issue

a follow-up to its Garage Sale and Happy Ending EPs to include the set staple “Jenny.” Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. This is the first mad mardigan show; the second is Saturday at The Iron Post with Adam Wolfe and The Stereotypes. Show time is 10 p.m. mad mardigan features guitarist-vocalist Jack Marck, bassist Rory Grennan, and drummer Joe Funderburk.

Also Saturday at 10 p.m.: Mike ‘n Molly’s hosts its last outdoor show of the year with Anomic, JigGsaw, and Friends of Steve (ex-Balisong). Anomic mixed its EP Sunday and only needs to master and package it for release. JigGsaw is due to issue Zero Generation on Playing Field Recordings next year. This is Friends of Steve’s first show. Cover is $4.

Wednesday at The Canopy Club, The Reputation (ex-Sarge) kicks off

an eleven-state tour. The Beauty Shop and Shipwreck round out the bill. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5.

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