Friday: The Temper Trap / The Kissaway Trail @ The Newport ($5 show)

U2 has attempted to make dance-rock albums but they come across as schlocky and insincere. Australia’s The Temper Trap does a much better job mixing dance rock beats with guitars and falsetto vocals. Though the band started building buzz at SXSW in 2009, it wasn’t until the film (500) Days of Summer used their song “Sweet Disposition” that things really started taking off and led to things like airplay on CD101.

For $5, this is a helluva show but, wait, there’s MORE! Act now and you’ll receive an opening set by Denmark’s The Kissaway Trail. These guys have already done time overseas opening for Editors and Ra Ra Riot, and performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival alongside Interpol and The National. The bands Yep Roc debut, Sleep Mountain, hits stores in April so this show will be a sneak preview and you’re bound to hear influences ranging from Modest Mouse to Mew to The Polyphonic Spree.

  • Kirk Kline

    more like temper crap!

  • @Kirk Does that mean you won’t be my + one?

  • Kirk Kline

    that is in fact exactly what i mean

    ghost shirt at ravari!

  • brian

    temper trap tore it up at the newport….you were proably at home watching sports and eating cheetos…noob