Which MACRoCk shows are you attending?

Brent Finnegan -- March 27th, 2009

Attention indie rock fans. Since MACRoCk will be here in a week, and we don’t have a staff of paid music critics, we need your help sorting through the schedule. There are a lot of obscure bands there. Which ones should people go see, and why? Just as we solicited your questions for city council candidates, we’re crowdsourcing this one, too. Explain which bands and panels you’re looking forward to and why.

7 Responses to “Which MACRoCk shows are you attending?”

  1. seth says:

    elephant child!!!!!!!

    (in the interest of meaningless full disclosure, my brother is the drummer)

  2. Benjamin says:

    There are lots of good bands to see. Friday highlights: Bowerbirds are chill country/folk awesomeness who write incredible songs and will blow you away, New Rock Church of Fire who put on an awesome and highly entertaining live show, and Young Widows will also be rockin. The Saturday show at the Artful Dodger will be a must see for me personally. There is not a lot else going on besides the Label Expo. Invisible Hand are always awesome (they played an awesome kinks cover last time I saw them). The biggest conflict for me is between Algernon Cadwallader and Elephant Child (who are awesome despite having relations to Seth ;). Besides that, all the bands at Clementines are awesome. If you plan on seeing Obits, make sure you get there early. Its gonna be packed. Casts Spells guy is the lead singer of Maps and Atlases doing solo music, so you know that will be charming and technically impressive.

    Midtowne Market will be the to hang out and eat hotdogs between bands.

  3. Maps and Atlases was one of my favorite performances from last year, so I’m looking forward to Cast Spells.

    Also going to Extrordinaires (always a good show, they packed Clementine last year) and Pattern is Movement. I’ve seen those bands before, and know they put on good shows, but I also want to see some of wild card bands.

    FYI, most of the band names on the schedule are linked to their MySpace pages, with samples of their music. Some of it’s punk, far out of the mainstream. But for the uninitiated, there are several mellower acts worth checking out, including The Extrordinaires, Josh Small, and Rob Huddleston.

  4. Josh says:

    Not likely that I’ll be around to go, but a few bands I like…

    Fri 7ish Young Sinclairs
    Fri 9ish Antlers, Extraordinaires (tough call)
    Fri 10ish Des Ark
    Fri 11ish Black Tusk, Bowerbirds (would depend on my mood :))

    Sat 10ish Pattern is Movement

  5. mikekeane says:

    Both Court Square Theater shows of course!

  6. hburgcoffeedude says:

    Don’t miss Edie Sedgwick!

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