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Concert Fri Oct 26 2007

Cast Your Nets

At once experimental, folk, country, rock, and more than a little bit of crazy, Castanets come into town this coming Monday for a night at the Empty Bottle. The group is essentially Raymond Rapos, supported by a revolving door of talent from other fine groups such as Pinback and Tristeza. Rapos' back-story involves testing out of high school (!) and traveling the country via Greyhound bus, before releasing his first album Cathedral in 2004. His latest work, In the Vines, is Castanets' third record, and was released Tuesday (10/23). Written after a year of depression and a mugging, Rapos is melancholy and desperate in In the Vines--features that stimulate his song-writing to new heights.

Also playing are Tunng (a group who's members got their musical start in soft-core porn and are commonly described as "futurefolk") and Deer Tick (the stage name for John McCauley and drummer Dennis Ryan who deliver an earnest brand of lo-fi folk rock). A well-matching line-up, it promises to be a memorable evening.

Castanets, Tunng, and Deer Tick @ Empty Bottle, 10/29, 9pm. 21+, $10 advance, $12 at door

Castanets - "A Song Is Not the Song of the World" (from First Light's Freeze in 2006)

 
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