Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coming to Beerland, Lover!

Next Tuesday night Beerland plays host to the power-packed lineup of Lover!, the Black & Whites, Nate Ryan & the Collars, and Lost Controls. Lover! is a power pop explosion created by ex-Reatards/Lost Sounds member Rich Crook, who offer up catchy hooks and kick-up your heels good times. the band released two full length LPs and two singles in 2007, and has a new single coming soon.
The Black and Whites are a rambunctious, Ramone-esque three-piece from Mississippi who are apparently "more fun than a box of Oreo Cookies." They'll do their own thing with Rich Crook manning the drums, and also serve as the backing band to Lover!. Rounding out the bill are Nate Ryan and the Collars, which is a potentially awesome side project featuring members of the Black Angels and the Strange Boys, as well as Austin's Lost Controls.
This should be a hip-shaking affair with legitimate doses garage rock, and a damn good excuse to knock back a few (dozen) beers. You can even get your name on the list over at Do512 if you're short on cash.


Since I just name dropped Lost Sounds, here is some info:
"Memphis's Lost Sounds began in March 1999 made up of Rich Crook on drums, Jay Reatard on synth, guitar and vocals, and Alicja Trout also on synth, guitar and vocals. The band, originally working within the garage rock genre, had a collection of analog keyboards Trout had used in her previous band The Clears. The bizarre combination of new wave synths and mangled guitars was coined Blackwave (a combination of black metal and New Wave music). The band's last show was in May 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany."
Also, I read some interesting news yesterday from the world of Jay Reatard. Check it.