Day Party Crawl
Little Radio Day Party
Red Eyed Fly, Wednesday, March 14
It was spitting rain Seattle style when the Little Radio crew brought out free Bloody Marys for the bleary-eyed. "What time is it?" asked Bloodcat Love vocalist Myles Hendrik. "We've been driving for 24 hours." The New Zealander led the groggy L.A.-based quintet on a ride that combined hints of glam and goth to effect rock noir. Austin's Brothers & Sisters conjured up a Pacific Coast Highway-flavored sunshine buzz by conjoining L.A. influences like the Byrds with the San Franciscan stylings of Moby Grape. Their intricately woven guitars and languid harmonies could pass for Americana, but that doesn't do justice to pop-oriented gems like "One Night." Brooklyn's Pela lost points for not being able to tell the difference between Texas Trash and Frito Pie, but their skittishly emotive pop-tones were consummate nonetheless. The room got packed for the Octopus Project and the Austin electro-scavenging quartet didn't disappoint, capturing just the right amounts of synth-pop promise and rawk dynamic on "Music Is Happiness."