@LMBNOLA: Explosions in the Sky & Wye Oak @ Tipitina’s 9/28/11
This is one of the shows of the year if you are into experimental, dramatic rock music. For what is sure to be one of the most spectacular and bitingly intense performances to ever unfold inside the former juice shop/brothel/gym, Explosions in the Sky will be blowing the gaskets out of Tipitina’s on Wednesday night. A lot of bands could learn from watching these guys, their ability to patiently build a crescendo into a rousing, larger-than-life musical exposition is just about unparalleled. My brief glimpse of their set at Bonnaroo this year was enough to thoroughly pique my interest in the band as a live force and luckily, the Texan collective is currently touring in support of their first album in four years (aptly-titled Take Care, Take Care, Take Care) and stopping in this week. The WTUL-presented show is at 9 p.m., Wye Oak will be opening and tickets are available here for $19 advance and will run $21 if available at the door.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.