Weekly Alibi 7th Anniversary Blow Out|
by Michael Henningsen
featuring Fatso, Stoic Frame, Bovine and the Argonauts
Saturday, Nov. 13; El Rey Theater (21 and over, 9 p.m.)
It doesn't really matter how we managed to get this far. What matters is that we are using it as yet another excuse to host yet another Alibi party. And this time around, we've enlisted the help of four local bands representing four very different aspects of the local music scene.
This event is marked by the final performance by Zippy as Fatso's bassist (for various homoerotic reasons), therefore be warned: If you don't already own a slicker, now is the time to make the investment. Also on the bill are rockabilly swing kings Bovine, who've just returned from a successful extended tour in support of their latest release, Customline.
But over the past two years, the real Cinderella story has been about a band called Stoic Frame, who have transformed from a post-grunge fringe band into one of the most in-demand acts currently gracing local stages, not to mention the only area band invited to perform at South by Southwest this past March. Rounding things out are the Argonauts, just one of many sparkling new entries to rise from the ashes of Naomi. Jason Daniello and Co. have emerged as one of the tightest quartets (sometimes a quintet) on the scene, featuring Daniello's uniquely personal songwriting and powerful singing.
So we thought, "What better way to celebrate our anniversary than to cram these four hotshots into a room with several hundred of our best friends and Cuervo specials, and see what happens?" To be honest, we're a little afraid. But in a very good way.