Who to See Tonight: The Listening Room, Yeasayer or Jonny Corndawg?June 19, 2012
There are some nights when so many thing are going on, it’s both awesome and annoying. Going to have to take my pick from one of these to go to tonight.
First up, The ever-popular Listening Room series presents its 30th installment featuring My Old Ways, Hezekiah Jones, Brad Hinton and Up the Chain
Brooklyn synth indie rockers Yeasayer will be performing at the National.
The band was formed in 2006 and consists of three core members, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Anand Wilder. They first came to attention after appearing at the SXSW festival in early 2007. Their debut album All Hour Cymbals was released in October 2007. Yeasayer described their music as “middle eastern-psych-snap-gospel.” Live performances often include psychedelic visuals.
Yeasayer released their second studio album, Odd Blood, in February 2010, featuring more pop music influences than earlier work. The band revealed that the album came out of a massive acid trip in New Zealand. Peter Gabriel’s drummer Jerry Marotta helped to record Odd Blood in an upstate New York studio packed with rare synths and percussion instruments from around the globe to create the characteristic worldbeat sound of the album.
Country singer Jonny Corndawg will be performing tonight at Gallery 5.
Jonny Corndawg is a country singer, not a singer-songwriter. Born in Montana, raised in rural Virginia, Corndawg has been touring on his motorcycle since he dropped out of school in 2001. He’s played shows in every U.S. state, Canada and eleven European countries, Australia, Argentina and India. But you won’t find him on CMT. His music is more in the vein of that obscure ’70s gay country that housewives would discover on a Bear Family reissue in twenty years. In addition to pursuing the lost art of the Real Deal, Corndawg is an airbrushing, leather-working, marathon-running, truck-driving American. Born and Bred.