Indie-rock trio Triple Whip again needs a drummer. Wunderkind Josh Birky (ex-Solips) replaced Brett Sanderson last summer and merrily remade every song into a high-speed chase. His exit is untimely, yet for an unimpeachable reason: school. He still will record with Triple Whip for the second annual Green St. Records compilation, Playlisted; his last show with Triple Whip is Feb. 11 at Nargile, with The Beauty Shop and The Living Blue. Besides Brett Sanderson (now drummer for The Beauty Shop) and Josh Birky, Triple Whip has had three guest drummers: Jonathan Sarmiento, Luke Hensleigh and Scott Kimble.
Electro-industrial quartet i:scintilla has recorded “Starman” for a David Bowie tribute album due this spring. In addition, the i:scintilla music video for “Capsella Bursa Pastoris” [Toxin Mix] became available Jan. 10 at iscintilla.com in Quicktime format, and Positron! Records in Chicago now offers debut album The Approach. i:scintilla will perform with Shipwreck Feb. 4 at Nargile and solo Mar. 14 on WEFT Sessions.
Every Thursday at 8 p.m., Arìma presents a free, usually acoustic, all-ages concert, and Larry Gates is the artist tonight. He and his eponymous rock group Lorenzo Goetz then play Saturday at Cowboy Monkey with Treologic. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5. Lorenzo Goetz has a new song, “Slumber Jaw,” an advance single off the Innocent Words Records compilation More Ways than Three due Mar. 1. The release show on Feb. 26 will be smoke-free and feature Lorenzo Goetz, Terminus Victor and Cameron McGill.
Tomorrow marks the convergence of three major shows. Cowboy Monkey bundles The Beauty Shop and Emotional Rec Club with The Coke Dares, a Bloomington (Indiana) “supergroup power trio” with dual membership in Magnolia Electric Company. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5. The Canopy Club and WPGU host a homecoming for American Minor with co-headliner The Greedy Loves and openers Adam Wolfe and Jesse Greenlee. Showtime is 9 p.m., and cover is $5 for those who do not win tickets. Last, Nargile hosts the album release party for The Brain Housing Group with Ron Cooper. Show time is 8 p.m., and although cover is $15, it includes the new album and food from Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips Restaurant & Lounge.
Folk-rock quartet Elsinore resumed its residency Jan. 21 at White Horse Inn and thus performs for patrons every Friday this semester from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The rescheduled release party for the six-song EP, Harmonic Implosion, is Saturday at Jackson Ave. Coffee in Charleston. This is another free, all-ages concert, and Harmonic Implosion will go on sale for $10. It was recorded last autumn with studio engineer Bryan Chesi.
Pop quintet Green Light Go issued their four-song, self-titled EP with pomp and circumstance Friday at Nargile. Anyone who missed out has another chance when Green Light Go opens for Bottle of Justus Feb. 4 at Cowboy Monkey. Showtime is 10 p.m., and cover is $5. An East Peoria show will follow Feb. 18.
With no apparent relation to the lunar cycle, a combined 12 punk bands will play two shows in Urbana in the week ahead. Saturday at 7 p.m., Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant hosts The Insolents, The Tards, Les Incroyables, System Rejects, Useless Hero, Placenta Garden, Substance Abuse and Alleyway Sex. There is no age requirement, and cover is $5. Next Thursday at 10 p.m., The Canopy Club presents Johnny Fallout and the Radiation, Boots and Bracelets, XXX Smut, The Insolents again, and The Supermen; cover is $4.
Correction: Phyllis is not an Ohio band, as reported last time, but an Indiana band, from Indianapolis. In August 2004, they issued a self-titled, ten-track album.