SWEET AND SIMPLE
If you love the Fiery Furnaces, you should know that half of the brother-and-sister indie duo is performing at Club Congress on Saturday, March 7. Eleanor Friedberger has more recently been known for her art pop solo work on her last two albums "Last Summer" and "Personal Record."
Tucson's own Golden Boots will be opening for Friedberger to add some electro alt-country flair to the show, which starts at 7 p.m. The 21 and over event takes place at 311 E. Congress St. Tickets can be found online in advance for $10 at www.hotelcongress.com.
The Sloths are back in action after a 50-year hiatus and playing a show at The Flycatcher. Joined by local rockers The Modeens, the garage and punk act might have been out of the game for a while, but their most recent shows have created quite a buzz with the younger generation. You can catch them at The Flycatcher, located at 340 E. Sixth St., on Saturday, March 7 beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and it's a 21 and over event.
UP THE PUNX
Rialto Theatre, located at 318 E. Congress St., is celebrating some of D.C. punk's heavy hitters on Saturday, March 7 when they screen the documentary "Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)." The DIY scene of the time featured acts like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring and Fugazi. The film itself includes discussion from Dave Grohl, Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore and more on the Nation's Capitol.
After the screening, local punk rockers Get A Grip will be carrying the torch by playing live covers by different bands from the era. Tickets are $10 and you can find them online, along with more information at www.rialtotheatre.com. A portion of the event's proceeds from go to benefit the Solar Culture Gallery.
Otherly Love is releasing their third album in four years on Sunday, March 8 and Ben Schneider of the band is performing solo at EXO Roast, located at 403 N. Sixth Ave,, to promote the release. The free show, which runs from 12 until 1:30 p.m., will feature songs from the 10-song tape "Hardly Groaner." Schneider will be playing both acoustic guitar and banjo intermittently at the show.
If you can't make it to EXO, though, you can pick up a "Hardly Groaner" cassette at Old Paint Records, located at 201 N. Court Ave., on Monday, March 9 or online for digital download via the Otherly Love Bandcamp page.