It's back and better than ever. My Fall installment of the MusicSnobbery Presents series is not to be missed. The words First, Aid and Kit is reason enough to click that link above and get yourself a ticket. Or, go to the Public Theater box office and get some tickets in person.
If you remember, the Swedish duo were going to play my afternoon showcase at Living Room last year during CMJ, but were denied visas. Thus, I worked my tail off to make it happen this year because these young ladies need to be seen by all.
The last time we saw sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg was back in June at Mercury Lounge. There were laughs, there were tears and it was all great tunes. They invited everyone to come stay with them in Stockholm. Did anyone take them up on that offer?
In any event, they and their band will perform tunes from their debut album on Wichita Recordings, The Big Black & The Blue. Uncut Magazine says of the duo, "They have bell-clear voices, and a spooky ability to evince naivety and world-weariness in the same breath."
Spin Magazine, who featured First Aid Kit as a band to watch, debuted their latest video. It's for the track, "Ghost Town"
Opening the night is local act, The Loom. I caught them when they opened up for Lost in the Trees, and was impressed with the volume in their chamber folk ditties. You have string, horns and intense guitars. Thus, I made a mental note as I band I should work with. They'll light a fire in your belly with some ruckus Americana sounds. The New Yorker says of the sextet, "The Loom...have lately been guiding their chamber-folk sound to decidedly louder sonic territory."
They take all those mysterious elements you find in those old sepia-toned pictures of the late-19th Century of the Dust Bowl and Old West and put them to music. I bet you The Loom would make the perfect soundtrack for a documentary about the Turn of the Century.
There you have it. I always say this, but I do mean it this time -- get your tickets now because they will sell out at some point. And do yourself a favor fellas, bring a lady friend.