Two Genres, Both Alike in Dignity …

Tonight, the Canopy Club tries something slightly different with what is being called Volume 1 of Indie Rock, Meet Hip-Hop, the idea being to meld two of today’s most popular genres into one action-packed night of live music. Indie rock (which has become more about musical style and less about to what label you’re signed) will be represented by headliner Elsinore, whose members are about to wrap up recording on their new album due out in the fall. They will have a single for “The General” (which is available at featuring two B-sides to take on the road with them this summer when they tour the country for two months. The band will play the last slot (12:30 a.m.) out in the Void Room. This show will utilize both rooms over the span of the evening, though, in a back-and-forth bit of scheduling. The last band to hit the Small Hall stage (11:30 p.m.) will be eclectic, genre-bending Dark Meat (from Athens, Ga). Krukid and the Sugargliders will be just before (10:50 p.m.) in the Void Room showing off the band’s chops and Krukid’s ridiculous skill with words. Krukid himself will be running over quickly after a performance at the Station Theatre (see below). Chicago outfit Yea Big + Kid Static, kicking off a national tour, will unleash their hip-hop flavor on the Small Hall at 10:10 p.m. with indie kids and new local favorite Tall Tale in the Void at 9:30 p.m. Curb Service (Larry Gates’ new project that features looped guitars, drum machine beats and turntable scratches) hits the Small Hall at 8:50 p.m., while the night begins in the Void with Agent Mos (7:30 p.m.) and World’s First Flying Machine (8:10 p.m.). If you were lucky enough to get tickets in advance for this, they were only $5. If you’re reading this early enough, you might still be able to pick some up, but if not, those arriving early will still be able to see this ridiculously loaded bill for only $7.
The Station Theatre is currently running The Bomb-itty of Errors, an update of Shakespeare’s classic but with a hip-hop twist. The always-busy Krukid has been cast in the production, which began its run last Thursday and will continue tonight through Sunday and then Wednesday (April 30) through Saturday. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Krukid is coming off of a recent opening slot with the Roots and continues to make his ascent in the world of hip-hop. Hopefully we’ll be seeing his videos on television very soon.
Longtime CU favorite Joni Laurence (who last year made the big move to Portland, Ore.) will be making a trip home this week, and she’ll be playing one of her favorite haunts (Aroma Café) tonight as part of her trip. Aroma hosts a weekly acoustic music series every Thursday night, generally featuring two solo artists. Joni will share the cozy corner of the room with Venitia Sekema. The show has no cover charge, but note the tip jars that are placed about the room.
Local rocker Adam Wolfe is turning another year older, and in the grand tradition of Adam Wolfe’s birthday, an epic show will be presented to the scene. This year, the event will take place at the Highdive on Tuesday and will feature Wolfe’s band Tritone — the third-most evil band on the face of the Earth. But don’t think that your $5 cover will only get you Tritone (which would still be a bargain — an evil, evil bargain). On this occasion, you’ll also find yourself under a funk-rock attack from the nation’s funkiest rock band, Brother Embassy. Nate Jones — whose kickball-playing alias, Choco Libre, comes complete with wrestling mask — will hopefully bust out a sequined suit of some sort. The middle slot will be occupied by the Guido Esteves Experience. Showtime is 9:30 p.m.
Mike ‘n Molly’s hopes to hold a beer garden show Tuesday, subject to the weather. San Antonio indie rockers Buttercup will team up with Ryan Groff in a pairing that will reflect itself in Texas later this year. Check out, and call Mike ‘n Molly’s on the day of the show to make sure that the 7 p.m. start time is still correct.
Also to note again: Those who have been clamoring for the return of an open mic to town since the Canopy’s died a slow death and since Cowboy Monkey shut down can now make a return to Cowboy Monkey on a new night. Open mic runs every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. with open sign-ups starting at 9 p.m. All acoustic solo/duo acts are welcome. No full bands or drums. There is no cover charge.

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