Welcome back, everyone. How was your holiday weekend? Obligatory tryptophan joke! Those are always funny. So, we've got a good cause to kick off your return to the living: a benefit for pup-friendly rescue organization East C.A.N.
tonight at The High Watt featuring performances from Cream faves Quichenight, Wild Cub and The Nobility. I wrote a Critic's Pick
about it. Hip yourself:
As we approach the holiday season, more and more events will begin to ping our “good causes” radar. And that’s great. But rarely does an event fall within that elusive overlap in the Venn diagram of “Stuff We Like” and “Good Causes.” Here, friends, is one of those events. The volunteer organization East C.A.N. is best known for placing homeless and abandoned dogs with foster and permanent homes — certainly a worthy endeavor when it comes to our furry little four-legged friends wandering the East Side. But as it happens, this lineup features three Scene faves, so we don’t have to feign interest in the actual entertainment aspect of tonight’s show! Earlier this year, Quichenight released Quichenight II, a sloppily brilliant collection of bedroom power pop that takes cues from Alex Chilton and Robert Pollard alike. Wild Cub’s Youth, also released this year, is a far glossier collection, stuffed with electro-pop nuggets not unlike those of Phoenix or The Teenagers. And we can’t forget about playful, idiosyncratic indie-popsters The Nobility — self-described as “America’s most convivial band” — who are as charming with a vocal melody as they are with their [Wes] Andersonian visual aesthetic. Hurrah for good causes, and — better yet — hurrah for good causes and good art. —D. PATRICK RODGERS
There are two different Facebook event pages (one, two), so feel free to go nuts with the RSVPs. Minimum donation of $7, and the tunes begin at 9 p.m.