Tonight! Cold Cave, Fiasco, Total Slacker, And Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Tonight, Cold Cave beckon you to stop by Le Poisson Rouge and enter "The Laurels of Erotomania." Essentially, it's a place of hustling drum-machine loops, bubbling pops of synth chords, and a deep come-hither voice. Over at Death by Audio, you can relinquish your body to the jagged, rhino-charging riffs of Fiasco and embrace the day-to-day with Total Slacker, a group whose slothful fuzz can be understood through song title alone, namely "Stuck in 93" and "Video Rental Store Guy." Elsewhere, blissful "flower rock" rapscallions the Black Lips take over the Knitting Factory for one of Scion's free with RSVP "Garage Shows." But if you're sick of all this indie-schmindie stuff, just see Rodrigo y Gabriela at Radio City Music Hall: The band consists of two Latin metalheads who bitch-slap drumbeats out of their guitars while doling out Flamenco licks and paying tribute to 1980's Metallica.