If you follow the Mercy Lounge on Twitter then you've undoubtedly noticed their recent daily tweets alluding to a super-secret ninth band who are presumably flying into town to play a super-secret set to close tonight's 8 off 8th festivities. By examining these tweets we know that this is a band who:
...hate Kings of Leon but love to make you dance... is very popular with boys and has had over 7 bassists...will perform at next month's All Tomorrow's Parties...had either Kings of Leon's drummer OR Merlin the Magician as the drummer at their 1st show... expect the entire club ends to be full of boys who love the Kings of Leon.
Any guesses? Brendan Benson played a secret late-night show at The Basement on Sat. so he's out. Perhaps it's a different Raconteur or a self-loathing King of Leon. Who are some artists playing ATP next month? It could be the Nashville affiliated Jesus Lizard, funny man David Cross, critical darlings Animal Collective, the crazy rhythms of The Feelies, The Flaming Lips, No Age, Tortoise, Shellac, a reunited Suicide, Boss Hog, Deerhunter, The Melvins, Dead Meadow or Deerhoof. Geez, ATP has a holy-shit lineup if I've ever seen one.
Also appearing at tonight's NINE off 8th are Delta Saints, capitalFRESH!, Oscar Anthony and the Westfolk Band, Moon Taxi, Mia Calderon, Gabe Vitek and the Ivory, Summer Hartbauer & Max and the Wild Things. I think Tortoise would be the best fit for that bill, they're totes Moon Taxi's kindred spirits. As always the event is free and kicks off at 9pm. Come on down and be surprised, thrilled, disappointed or enraged.