Now that we've gotten that out of the way, fans of all kinds of quirky lo-fi pop will find a lot to enjoy on tonight's five-band bill, sort of a respite from the aggro-anarcho-vegancrust-whatever XhardXcoreXX paint-peeling stuff that fills a lot of the Farm's event schedule — which, by the way, I'm not trying to make fun of. Maybe I just feel like I own too much stuff to really fit in at those shows anymore, or whatever.
And now that we've got that out of the way, tonight you've got two acts up from Florida who are totally worthy of your attention and five bucks. Brigid Oxhorn's No Milk has been a staple on the DIY circuit for some years, having performed her synth tunes at Betty's once or twice. Her sound is sort of reminiscent of a low-budget Depeche Mode or maybe John Maus if he wasn't a self-loathing prick. See for yourself. Also direct from “America's Wang” is Katie O'Gorman, a singer-songwriter type in the vein of K Records' stable of leftist love songwriters.
On the local tip, there's Spacemen Saturday Night, arguably the most authentically quirky band on the bill, thanks to their boy/girl vocals, Casio organ sounds and song titles like “The Girls With Hippy Dads.” It's genuinely catchy stuff though, not to be dismissed. Renee-Louis Carafice writes poignant, melancholy tunes, and has recently been performing with an expanded band that won't disappoint. And finishing off the night is the newly assembled Road Block, a super-group of sorts featuring members of Deluxin', Bad Friend, Leather Nightmare and Supermelt. The group opened the recent Alcohol Stuntband LP release show at The 5 Spot, which I missed, but I can't believe it wasn't pretty great. A little writerly bias, if I may: Nathan Vasquez's Deluxin' is, in my opinion, a catastrophically underrated local band. Pick up their 7-inch, or even better, the “Chocolate Jam” series of cassettes if you can find them. It's like, wicked rad brah. Listen to their "Animal Alley" below.
The Owl Farm is located at 811 Dickerson Road. The show costs $5. Facebook event page here.