Slim Cessna’s Auto Club: (Denver gothic-alt-country, SCACINCORPORATED)
There comes a moment in every Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show when you realize you’re seeing something you’ll never see anywhere else. It’s Slim Cessna in a white cowboy hat and beard, the lights haloing his ungainly frame, horn-rimmed glasses flashing through the smoke. He’s trading lyrics and insults with Munly Munly, gaunt and strange, dressed in a shade of black particular to preachers and burnt down barns. Their voices rise and converge in the kind of exquisite harmony usually found in Sacred Harp congregations, and then the band cuts loose, the best live band in the world, and the two men are doing battle, playing out some cathartic war between good and evil on stage. Or trading dance steps. You can’t tell.
The Reverb Syndicate: (Ottawa spy/surf-rock)
The Reverb Syndicate was formed in late-2005 in Ottawa, Canada with the simple concept of exploring and re-imagining the music of groups from The Ventures to Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet via the soundtracks of old spy movies. This concept has led them to four independently-released albums, heavy gigging throughout Ontario and Quebec, recurring gigs in New York City, and two UK tours.
In 2006, they introduced the masses to their blend of sixties spy movie music and classic surf rock with their debut album, “Operation: Jet Set!”. In 2007, they blasted off into the stars with the space-themed “Sputnik A-Go-Go”. In 2011, it was back to the wild west with “Mondo Cacti”, where spaghetti westerns reign supreme.
Saturday November 26 @ Zaphod Beeblebrox (27 York St.)
licensed 19+ – 9pm doors – $18 advance + service charges
tickets available at Vertigo Records and http://www.spectrasonic.com/event/1235573
Original tickets will be honoured at the door. Doors have been moved up to 8pm, the opening act will start at 8:30pm.