Rosebuds, Megafaun, Otter Petter, Glittermouse | Bottom Lounge | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Rosebuds, Megafaun, Otter Petter, Glittermouse Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Critics' Picks

When: Thu., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. 2008

In bluegrass the notes come at you at such a breakneck pace it’s easy to forget how important patience can be in other forms of rural music: when life’s rhythms aren’t determined by news cycles but by the changing of the seasons, people tend to leave a little breathing room in their songs. Experi­mental folk trio Megafaun, of North Carolina by way of Wisconsin, use that room to do a lot more than just breathe: their beardo-approved debut, Bury the Square (released by Table of the Elements imprint Radium), combines a deliberate, almost ancient feel with an incredible postmodern richness—it incorporates elements of sea-chantey sing-alongs, lonely-crossroads blues, Grateful Dead jams, atmospheric Fahey-esque doodling with found sounds and electronics, and the strain of eerie endurance-based drone that defines the Table of the Elements aesthetic. This is the same band that distinguished itself at this year’s Adventures in Modern Music fest, playing a shimmering set with Arnold Dreyblatt as his Orchestra of Excited Strings. Otter Petter opens, Megafaun plays second, and the Rosebuds headline. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $12

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