Tuesday Matinee: The Wrong Words w/JP5, OGG and Study Hall Tonight at Fond Object
Posted by Stephen Trageser on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM
The autumnal equinox is right around the corner, and the time feels right to consider those September gurls and December boys who rip right through the melancholy with ferocious power-pop riffery. The folks at Nashville's Dead and Fond Object have come up with just such a bittersweet celebration, as San Francisco's coed trio The Wrong Words roll into town simultaneously with their new full-length. Everything Is Free, out Tuesday via Trouble in Mind (stream "I Don't Have A Heart" here), sees the group embracing a little broader span of pop, but each song has the fluid drive and grade-A ear for melody of your favorite Big Star and Teenage Fanclub tunes.Support comes courtesy of a trio of locals, starting with the somewhat mysterious Study Hall. In their first few months of existence, they've opened for Low Cut Connie, Warm Soda, Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Those Darlins, among others, but in the world of Nashville live music — referred to by
some us as "the land of a thousand calendars" — it seems that they've eluded pretty much everyone who hasn't seen them in person. With no Facebook, no Bandcamp, not even a Geocities page, the only way to prove that Study Hall isn't an elaborate ruse to make us show up early to shows ... is to show up early and check 'em out.Next up is OGG, a quintet of youngsters who just released their debut 7-inch at a bumpin' house show this weekend (which also featured PUJOL's first local stop in a minute, plus Deluxin' and Waxed). Grab a sample of their angular post-glam attack in spacious stereo below, or get the mono mix on vinyl wherever fine records from fresh new label Outside the Circle are sold.
Joey Plunket and his JP5 round out the bill with their full-flavor, lightly country-fried take on the delicate balance between the intricate and the intimate; check in with The Spin for more on our two tangos with them (1, 2).
To the delight of us working stiffs, the show kicks off early at 6:30 p.m. at the li'l yellow house in Fond Object's back yard. Cover is three of your American dollars; keep an eye on the Facebook event for further developments.