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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What to Do Tonight: The Appleseed Cast

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Laying low
  • Laying low

Nearly ten years ago, the Appleseed Cast released Low Level Owl 1 and Low Level Owl 2, two heady albums that relied on the kind of undulating melodies that post-rock bands Tortoise and Trans Am are known for. But unlike most records in the genre, their albums aren’t instrumental, even though they include instrumental interludes with repetitive guitar riffs and tepid drums. Pitchfork dug it; everyone else, not so much. Still, those two discs stand as the Kansas band’s best work. On their new tour, the Appleseed Cast are playing each album in its entirety to celebrate their recent reissue. While it’s certainly not tantamount to Springsteen playing Born to Run in its entirety, it does add significance to tonight’s show at the Grog Shop. Dreamend, a noisy Chicago band that features Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Ryan Graveface, kicks things off at 9 p.m. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 day of show. —Jeff Niesel

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