Sunday To-Do: Snowmine | Rock Candy

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sunday To-Do: Snowmine

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Snowmine plays Stickyz Sunday night and The Ford Theater Monday night.
  • Peter English
  • Snowmine plays Stickyz Sunday night and The Ford Theater Monday night.
8 p.m. Stickyz. $6.

Being that SXSW is going on and therefore lots of Brooklyn groups are going to be coming through town on their way to or from Austin over the next week or so, I'm going to briefly suspend my Personal Rule No. 14: "If Your Band is From Brooklyn, Then I Don't Care About Your Band."

Snowmine is a Brooklyn band that creates lush, chiming orchestral pop with Shins-y (Fleet Fox-worthy, even) singing, the occasional wiggy keyboard squiggle and a tiny smidgen of psychedelia blurring the edges of the whole thing, but not so much that you get freaked out. Think Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, perhaps the less lysergic-world-music side of Yeasayer. There are also moments that recall pre-Gen Y sounds, such as the Talking Heads vibe on "The Hill," from the band's 2011 long player "Laminate Pet Animal."

It's pleasant sounding, innocuous stuff that your parent or parents probably won't balk at too hard during those long car rides in between campus visits to tony private colleges this spring.

Also performing at this 18-and-older show is Brooklyn's Spanish Prisoners, who swim in the same waters. They play self-described "tremolo-haze headphone symphonies." Knox Hamilton opens the show. Snowmine and Spanish Prisoners also play Monday at Conway's Ford Theater at 9 p.m.

Check out the Snowmine track "Curfews" after the jump.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Checking in with Hard Pass

    Shayne Gray talks with Mitch Vanhoose and Chad Conder of Hard Pass (formerly Cosby) ahead of the band's album release on July 22.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • The trailer for Jeff Nichols' 'Loving' looks great

    The latest from Little Rock's Jeff Nichols hits theaters Nov. 4. It's Nichols' telling of the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose marriage led to the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia, which ended laws preventing interracial marriage. Ruth Negga's performance as Mildred Loving generated Oscar talk after the film debuted at Cannes.
    • Jul 14, 2016
  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation