Reborn from the ashes of Dead Moon, Portland Trio, Pierced Arrows, continue the legacy of their former bad. Dead Moon founders Fred and Toddy Cole recruited drummer Kelly Halliburton, and have since continued where they left off. Having released two records under the name "Pierced Arrows," their recent material is a logical evolution of Dead Moon.
Pierced Arrows are set to perform tonight, May 6 at 8:30 PM at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/113337/.
The following weekend, Gentleman Jesse and His Men is set to perform with Barreracudas. Jesse Smith has been a fixture of the Atlanta music scene for years, playing in groups as diverse as the punk band The Carbonas and in indie rock groups Paper Lions and Some Soviet Station. Gentleman Jesse and His Men was created in 2005, inspired by the energetic power-pop of the 70s. After two critically acclaimed albums, the 2006 7” Don't Wanna Know (Where You Been Tonight) and 2008's self-titled Gentlemen Jesse and His Men, Jesse and his men have produced a new album and gone back on the road.
The title of the band's latest album, Leaving Atlanta, suggests a movement both physical and artistic away from their home city. Fans will be glad to know that the band has stayed true to their joyous New Wave roots; while a few songs evidence a more mature or introspective tone, it's clear that Jesse and His Men aren't leaving Atlanta entirely behind.
Barreracudas also hail from Atlanta, joining labelmates with Gentlemen Jesse and His Men (with whom they occasionally swap members) on local outfit Douchemaster Records. Their 2011 album Nocturnal Emissions, while cheekily titled, is packed with genuine power-pop – no-frills lyrics, relentless hooks, and even a cover of Cheap Trick's “Come On, Come On.” We dare you not to tap your feet.
The show is May 13 at 8PM. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/105315/.
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211