You may be planning on hitting The Stone Fox tonight for the Hate Life show featuring Obnox, Unholy Two and Useless Eaters. If so, totally legit decision. I support you! But if your tastes run a little less on the punky, jolting noise-rock side and more on the tuneful, pop-savvy indie-rock side, you've got another option. Honey Locust, Jasmin Kaset and Meadownoise will perform tonight at Exit/In. I could of course point you in the direction of my two cents on Meadownoise's excellent It's 4:00, but I'm not the only one with two cents. Stephen "Goose" Trageser wrote a pick on tonight's show, so why don't we let Goose run with it? Or fly with it, I suppose I should say.
Today’s music market is flooded with creative electronic musicians, but that doesn’t mean that creativity is limited to those who primarily compose with computers and keyboards. An alum of the Chicago improvisational scene, multi-instrumentalist Matt Glassmeyer plays winds with Lambchop when he’s not working on Meadownoise. At the center of his new record It’s 4:00 is “Get Back at My Girlfriend,” in which a stream-of-consciousness narrative runs along a humming soundscape, punctuated by a huge pop hook that strikes when you aren’t looking. This bubbling up from places you might not expect sets the tone for the rest of the evening: Next is Jasmin Kaset, who sets aside her Birdcloud persona as a gas-huffing aunt to serve up sharp and introspective pop. She gets help from a crack lineup that rotates from show to show, often featuring Aaron Irons and Joey Andrews from Non-Commissioned Officers as well as Poly’s Larissa Maestro and The Greater Good’s Adam White. Topping off the bill is Honey Locust, who mix in the liveliest of acoustic folk traditions, with clear and mellow vocals and experimental twists and turns of the variety native to Zach Condon and Andrew Bird. —STEPHEN TRAGESER
Kicks off at 9 p.m., and five bones will get you in.