Recommended Wednesday Show: War on Drugs, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, and Arc In Round at Mercury Lounge

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks

I never like to pass up an opportunity to see Alex Bleeker & The Freaks.  There’s a bit of Real Estate soft, billowy sensibility in there, of course, but also that 70s classic rock edge that keeps the songs moving in their own way.  I recently saw War on Drugs at Rock Shop, too, and I still stand by what I wrote about them then: “Their new EP has been generating some buzz online, so there was a nice crowd for a Tuesday there to see them.  They’re very, very good at building up an exciting background of acid/psych guitars and then turning that into a vehicle for vocals that always chime in at key moments.  I’m not sure if they have the energy to break out of the pack in terms of popularity, but this is definitely a smart band you’ll want to check out if you have any love at all for 70s psych rock.”  I’m unfamiliar with Arc In Round, but their Bandcamp sounds like it might be interesting, if not a little bit Eurythmicsy or something, I don’t know, I had jury duty today, I can’t think anymore.

MP3: “Comin Through” – War On Drugs

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One Response to Recommended Wednesday Show: War on Drugs, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, and Arc In Round at Mercury Lounge

  1. I really liked War on Drugs’ first EP, and then really didn’t like them when I saw them live around then (like 2007 or 2008). Hopefully they’ve gotten better on stage since then.