Tonight Tonight Tonight : Mr Husband, Kenny Tompkin’s new project (which has featured a gradual building up of ridiculously bonkers social media video stuntmaking with a high factor of hilariousness – like selling band merch like a t-shirt even before putting out any music) will debut the new cassette album Plaid on Plaid and full-on band live at Cafe Nola Friday May 5 – with Michael Nau from Cotton Jones [and before that Page,France]. Show starts at 10pm – link to the FB events page here.
The full band, if you’re not aware, contains some area heavy hitters including Chris Morris (drummer for Heavy Lights & Cotton Jones) and Jason Reeder (also from Cotton Jones).
If you miss that show – Sunday is your salvation as Mr Husband will play in a more informal setting in that awesome house show venue known as the Squat – starts at 5pm -ends at a reasonable 8pm) – check out the Sunday Squat show at their FB events link here. Middle Kid and Silent Old Mts. on board for that one – stellar lineup for both shows.
Mr Husband will continue up the east coast to do shows, eventually winding their way to Brooklyn before heading back down to Frederick to play the Thing fest at WesternMachines curated Sky Stage show on May 20th (along with Tuff Junior/Miss Lonelyheart & Drop Electric).
This should be on your radar and you should be stoked for a number of reasons -too many to get into as I’m writing a piece and behind on my deadline for the FNP about Kenny, his moving to Frederick, Yellow K Record‘s rapid success and his music projects & muses with New God and now with Mr Husband.
Oh yeah, another reason to be excited – Mr Husband is on the radar of legit media like Stereogum. This is what they had to say on just hearing a bit of the new album Plaid on Plaid:
“Like Brian Wilson refracting through Animal Collective and boomeranging back to the ’60s, leaving behind sonic contrails” – Stereogum
hearing that—-Yes yes and triple yes
For now, go to Mr Husband’s bandcamp page to get acclimated as he worships from the house of Brian Wilson – that alone should climatize you to the wicked creative forces swirling around with this project.
A few days ago Chili Town Radio came out with their 3rd podcast on Soundcloud. A Marc Train Home, My Friday Anthem and more:
Extra time: shame on me , I almost forgot, J Berd is representing Frederick underground hip hop tonight over in Pittsburg as he’s opening for MethodMan & Redman at Xtaza nightclub. FB event page here.