Day Party Crawl

Make a Rising
Make a Rising (Photo By Todd V. Wolfson)

Indian Jewelry, Make a Rising, Jana Hunter, Andy D, Times New Viking, the Rebel

Furniture Residence, North Loop, Thursday, March 16

As well all know, the best horror movies all involve a shed. Thursday afternoon's house party, actually shed party, combined all the elements of a great horror movie soundtrack. Houston/L.A. beat-killers Indian Jewelry cranked out a bass-heavy mixture of chopped vocals and dizzying effects that were like that dread-filled scene where you find the first dead body. Next, Philadelphia quintet Make a Rising ran through a fractured kaleidoscope of pop and experimental blips that ended with the singer walking around in an inflatable bag that filled the whole entrance to the shed. The terror of knowing you're trapped. Jana Hunter's own haunted melodies sent spines tingling, as the local performed with a full band, even breaking out the Casio-fueled closer from debut Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom. The title alone should tell you what's about to happen. That's right, it's rapper Andy D, with songs about werewolves and female ejaculation. He's wearing a fanny pack and he's right behind you. Ohio quartet Times New Viking picked up next, reeling through an electro-tinged set of scuzzy, heart-racing rock. And then the Rebel, aka Ben Wallers of the Country Teasers, lured us back into the shed for one last breath. Wallers' deadpan, the electric organ, and the off-key guitar all made you forget about that meat hook about to slice your head in two.

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