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This week's ConcertCast is a sumptuous, if eclectic, clash of genres.
Wednesday, August 9th
|Photo by Eva Vermandel
We have dueling concerts on Wednesday night. Quebec post-eclectic collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor are touring in support of Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, the follow-up to their Polaris Prize-winning 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! They'll be at the 9:30 Club this Wednesday.
Ontario indie folksters The Wilderness (not to be confused with the seemingly defunct Baltimore-based Wilderness) are playing a free set in Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge. Their music channels a diverse set of influences, sounding alternately like a more ragged take on The Dodos or a stripped-down Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
Thursday, August 10th
Grammy-nominated California duo The Milk Carton Kids bring their virtuosic, Simon & Garfunkel-inspired folk rock to GW's Lisner Auditorium.
Saturday, August 12th
Another double-booked night, although you could conceivably catch both headliners given their staggered door times. Ohio rockers Heartless Bastards headline the earlier gig at the 9:30 Club. Their sound is mellower and more diverse than ever, and the band is clearly unafraid to have a little fun at their own expense. Take a gander at their video for 'Hi-Line', featuring an unforgettable cameo by the Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill, as evidence of the band's growth (and sense of humor).
|Photo by Matthew Greeley