Tonight @ Comet Ping Pong: Blues Control
In a late-January installment of Leakproof, Black Plastic Bag linked to a new track by Queens-based duo Blues Control, taken from the their forthcoming full-length on Siltbreeze (which, according to their Twitter feed, was finished and mixed on March 11th). With a splintered drum machine splayed against lazy keyboards, intermittent cowbell, and spaghetti guitar lines, a listen to "Tenku You" might make one wonder how such a performance would translate live — especially with only two people running the operation. Wonder no longer, because Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho will bring their sluggish psychedelia to Comet Ping Pong tonight for a free show in the pizza joint/bar/ping pong wonderland/venue's ongoing concert series.
Supporting for Blues Control will be The Cheniers, a D.C.-based trio who deliver slacker rock in a style recalling veteran lo-fi champions Wingtip Sloat (also from northern-VA), crossed with today's buzz-heavy new wave in the vein of Times New Viking and Australia's Eddy Current Suppression Ring. Also on the bill is D.C. duo Protect-U, consisting of Mike Petillo and City Paper's own Aaron Leitko. I have no idea what they sound like, but judging from their Myspace, I'm pretty sure there's a Roland TR-707 involved. Details for the show below.
Blues Control w/ Protect-U, The Cheniers
@ Comet Ping Pong
Tonight: Friday, April 3rd
5037 Connecticut Ave NW
*Photo by Cassie Lewis