We were digging Friends’ ’90s-Luscious-Jackson-vibe when the Brooklyn-based band was in Columbus late last year. In June, Friends released Manifest! featuring a dozen danceable, new wave, pop nuggets that fans of Madonna’s earliest work might enjoy.
Friends returns to Columbus on Monday night performing with CD 102.5 favorites Two Door Cinema Club and Guards, featuring Richie James Follin (Willowz, Cults), at The Newport. Tickets are $25 at the door.
Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch played the Rumba last night, and Philip Kim shot some video that captures the band’s live vibe pretty well. Says Graham, “This is a leaner, meaner swarming branch that practices every day. The lineup is Dane Terry, Chris Burney [ex-The Sun], and Flagships-era RTFO Bandwagon drummer Sean Leary, recently re-transplanted from Boone, NC.”
You can catch Graham solo tomorrow night (Saturday, 7/31) at Rumba and with his Branch on Tuesday, August 3rd, at Skully’s in Columbus opening for Cults ($5 18+). From there they’ll head out on a late-summer tour. Dates & venues on myspace.
Andrew Graham’s Good Word is out now on Mexican Summer.