Lou Barlow & the Missingmen, Wye Oak | Cat's Cradle | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Lou Barlow & the Missingmen, Wye Oak 

When: Thu., Aug. 19, 9:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $12

The poet laureate of earnest, pained vulnerability cut with knowing self-deprecation, Lou Barlow may have contributed more to indie pop/rock than his more renowned SST peers. Aside from the fuzzy lo-fi of his early Sentri-/ Seba-doh home, it's Barlow's lyrical approach that's had the most lasting impact. Emo before there was a name for it, Barlow echoed the bare-wire emotionality of bedroom-bound geeks struggling with their wantonness, sidestepping '70s sentimentality with self-aware wit on tracks like "Soulmate" and "Brand New Love." After struggling with a predictable crisis of confidence, he released his best album in a decade, Goodnight Unknown, last year. You might've seen the Missingmen back Mike Watt when he opened for Barlow's bigger band, Dinosaur Jr., last year. Wye Oak's supple, dynamic indie pop also shouldn't be missed.—Chris Parker

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation