Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What to Do Tonight: The Most Serene Republic

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Attack of the bearded big faces!
  • Attack of the bearded big faces!

Canadian indie-rockers the Most Serene Republic have never been conventional. Their first two records of sprawling progressive indie-pop were solid but forgettable. Last year’s ... And the Ever Expanding Universe is better, but not much. On the album’s first four songs, the band repeats past sonic highlights. But they switch gears in “The Old Forever New Things.” Adrian Jewett and Emma Ditchburn’s tandem vocals hit on something that's in the same vein as fellow Canucks Broken Social Scene. It’s an enchanting and mystical number accentuated by Nick Greaves’ banjo. And in “Don’t Hold Back, Feel A Little Longer,” the band branches out in a more synthy direction. Expect to also hear a few tracks from Fantasick Impossibliss, the band’s just-released digital EP, when it plays the Grog Shop at 10 p.m. Annuals, What Laura Says, and Gregory & the Hawk are also on the bill. Tickets: $10. —Jeremy Willets

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

More by Michael Gallucci

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 1, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation