Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Beets Tonight at Grimey's and Little Hamilton, Plus Other Stuff

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Well, for a Tuesday night, there's actually a pretty decent selection of live musical entertainment at our disposal. There's the Indeterminacies performance and talk at Zeitgeist, Delbert McClinton with The McCrary Sisters down in Franklin and Drumline Live at Schermerhorn. The most rock 'n' roll of all your options, however, appears to be The Beets. They'll be playing an in-store at Grimey's (6 p.m.), to be followed by a Little Hamilton performance at 8 p.m. D. Watusi and Dirty Dreams round out that bill. Contributor Emily Hines wrote a pick for us, and this is how it goes:

“Is this recording finished?” asked Howard Stern in an on-air discussion of The Beets. “They mix their music very unusually.” The impromptu mini-review was prompted by the revelation that the Queens, N.Y., foursome are diehard shock-jock fans. But the band’s lo-fi mixing won’t sound all that unusual to fans of such punk/garage/pop acts as Box Elders or Thee Oh Sees. Their songs are mostly cheerful, sometimes dreamy bursts of catchy ’60s pop melody, with jangly Spanish guitar and occasional recorder. Their new album Let the Poison Out doesn’t mess with the just-basics approach, and sounds (a tiny bit) more finished than past recordings. —EMILY HINES

Also, did you know it's pretty difficult to Google these Beets without pulling up loads of references to these Beets? Killer tofu. Grimey's in-store, as always, is free, and the cover at Little Hamilton is $3.

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