Desiderata tape release // Sun., July 9 (8 PM)
Desiderata is releasing a physical copy of its album Alcohawk, a record that was recorded back in 2010, but wasn’t released to the public because the band apparently disliked each other. Now it’s being released at the behest of Craig Marte… I mean, Double Lunch Productions.
(The Buckingham, $10 at the door)
Zambonia w/ The Spanish Flys, Temporalysis // Sun., July 9 (8 PM)
Zambonia’s Roots sounds like a drunken philosopher discovered synths and the distortion pedal at the same time. Being described as art rock, the four Quebec natives are ready to show how weird they can be.
(The Mercury Room, $15 at the door)
Seven Music Fest // Sat., July 8 (1 PM)
Who would have thought that St. Albert was known for more than outrageously over priced speeding tickets. They got Seven Music Fest, a one-day event that features seven of the biggest bands taking the indie world by storm. Headlining is The Strumbellas whose vocalist has been known to wear a toga or poncho on stage.
(Seven Hills, Mission Park, tickets at Sevenmusicfest.com)
Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way // Wed., July 12 (9 PM)
Tavis E. Triance kind of looks like that weird guru teacher or cult leader you follow during your Iowasca trip. He started Spoon River back in 2008, which was fringing on psych rock, and his solo album promises to be just as weird. But all the psychedelia guys were weird right? Just listen to Roky Erickson’s solo stuff. It’s like staring directly at the sun while having a slight buzz. (The Black Dog, free)