The Blow, Bill Callahan, and Fuck Buttons. Three top-notch (and Reader-recommended
) shows on a Monday in October. Not too bad. Even better for the Blow show at Lincoln Hall
is the opener, Love Inks
. Minimalist, electro-branded indie pop, the Austin trio have the distinct ability of sounding ethereal and in a mesmerizing sway one moment—thanks in large part to the easy breeze of Sherry LeBlanc's vocals—and slightly disjointed and grim another. Today's 12 O'Clock Track
, "Better Alone," is led by mild strums of clean-and-easy guitar, but the simple, trailing beat, almost at a stumble, and LeBlanc's often casual singing—like she could really care less if anyone's even bothering to listen—tweak the song in a way that makes the band sound just a little off, and more than worth your while to get to the show for early.