promised that last weekend's grand opening party
featuring Madison's the Hussy and local duo Slushy would be the first in a regular series of shows hosted at the shop. The brand-new record store is keeping its word, because tonight, less than a week later, they're having San Francisco psych-pop outfit Burnt Ones play at 6 PM
. Burnt Ones' latest LP, You'll Never Walk Alone
, which came out in May on Burger Records, is some sort of modern psychedelic masterpiece. The band (whose lineup includes Landon Caldwell from Indianapolis's Learner Dancer
and for a while featured Blasted Canyons
member Adam Finken) blends the fuzzy drone of Spaceman 3 and Jesus & Mary Chain and injects it with a huge dose of poppy melody. It's groovy and spacey, undoubtedly San Franciscan in origin, and impossibly catchy. One of the record's many highlights, "Hologram Dropouts," can be heard after the jump. It adds some T. Rex stomp and swagger to the mix, making for a perfect pop gem. The show at Bric-a-Brac is free and all ages.
Burnt Ones' second show of the night is shaking down in a basement in Logan Square. The lineup is solid, featuring snotty Indianapolis punks Vacation Club and noisy local mainstays Running. The promoters of the show are keeping the details pretty closely under wraps, so if you want to go (and you probably should), your best bet might be to stop by Bric-a-Brac and get the address directly from the band members.
Luca Cimarusti writes about local music on Thursday.