Tonight: Harlem at the Riot Room
Last night at the Pitch Music Awards VIP party, I accosted Ssion leader Cody Critcheloe, who was noshing meatballs and dispensing wisdom with every twitch of his snout, like an anthropomorphic aardvark wiseman. He introduced me to his friend Coomers (second from right in this photo) of the Austin, Texas, band Harlem, which, evidently, has recently signed a worldwide deal on prestigious indie label Matador Records. Harlem played the Replay last night and is playing tonight at the Riot Room with locals Wrong Crowd, Thee Fleshapoids and Modie Bones. I’ve only gotten a taste of the group’s music online, but all signs are indicating that if you crave lo-fi, psychedelic garage punk sounds in the vein of Nuggets, this shit’s for you.