It’s rare that a show poster catches me off guard, let alone one that sends me down an internet wormhole learning about a 19th-century “comique excentrique,” but that’s what happened with Parisian trombonist Marguerite Dufay, a ridiculously buff caricature of whom is being used to plug this nerdy rock show at Dusk. Consider Yourself are the sort of band whose songs have no lyrics but have ten-word titles, anyway. (Is that still called math rock?) “The Wein-O-Rama Debacle That Was My Life” is about Cranston, maybe. Darkwave act Video Shoppe call themselves “post-nostalgia”, but I’m not sure that’s an appropriate term for a duo that released an EP via diskette earlier this year. Indie rock band Umbrella Co remind me of a latter-day Manic Street Preachers, with all of the melody and none of the bombast. New four-piece Steadystate describe themselves as “sci-fi rock”.
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Consider Yourself / Video Shoppe / Steadystate / Umbrella Co.
October 11 2018