HORSE CALLING THE KETTLE
Set your watches because it's going to be free-thirty p.m. on Friday, April 3 at Club Congress when mellow local indie group Horse Black releases their album "People and Places Not to See"—an apt sentiment following the band's unofficial motto, which is "music for people that don't like other people." Part "This Is A Long Drive..."-era Modest Mouse with dashes of other mid-'90s rock nostalgia thrown in, the few songs released so far seem familiar in a pretty satisfying way—the kind of songs you'd listen to while dusting off your Doc's for another trip around the block. The 21 and over event will kick off at 9 p.m. with Brass Hands and The Electric Blankets opening the free—yes, free—show.
GET OUT ALIVE
You know that weird feeling you get listening to an Alejandro Jodorowsky soundtrack? Well, if that's your thing (and why wouldn't it be?), you should probably take a moment to slap on His Name Is Alive's song "The Examination," which toes the line between good weird and great weird by ushering you through about six distinct soundscapes. You can put your drugs away, kids, you're not going to need them. Once you've sifted your way through the band's '70s inspired hypnotizing discography, head over to Solar Culture, located at 31 E. Toole Ave., for His Name Is Alive's live performance with Amp Age. Tickets for this all ages concert are $17 at the door the day of the show.
MURPHY OF VENICE
Italian goth-psych duo Father Murphy is coming to Flycatcher to bring their unique brand of darkly trippy and electronic jams to the Old Pueblo. Joining Father Murphy on the bill is Tucson's own The Myrrors and CIA Style. According to Father Murphy's bandcamp page the band is "the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt. A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper." Sounds pretty fun, right? If nothing else, finding out exactly what qualifies as Italian Occult Psychedelia should be worth the price of admission. The show starts at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at the venue, located at 340 E. 6th St.
WHAT A WEDNESDAY
You're going to have a tough decision to make on Wednesday, April 8. You could head over to Club Congress, located at 311 E. Congress St., to catch Phox and openers Daniel the Lion. Phox will likely make you swoon with soulful vocals set over upbeat, folk-influenced indie pop. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 the day of the show.
However, you could also head across the street to Rialto Theatre where Interpol will be playing in support of their most recent release: 2014's "El Pintor." With over ten years of making music under the name Interpol, you are probably pretty familiar Paul Banks' moody monotone vocals and the band's bass-heavy post punk inspired sound at this point. Really, that just means you should go to the concert a little earlier to catch Guy Blakeslee of The Entrance Band's solo set. You can get tickets for the Interpol show for $32 for reserved balcony seating and $26 for general admission floor tickets.
Both shows start at 8 p.m. with tickets and more information available through the venue's respective websites.