Japonize Elephants photo by Marcus Guillard
In exactly the hallucinogenic fashion you’d expect from a bay area nonet, Japonize Elephants congregate with instruments from every nook and cranny, including parts of the kitchen sink and nearby combustible engines, to create slinky, theatrical, gypsy-meets-circus-meets-ridiculous-plus-a-side-of-adrenalin pieces. To complement the ensemble’s large-scale, gluttonous feasting on the every-genre music bazaar buffet, Japonize Elephants’ upcoming live performance Saturday, November 10th, will be at Peralta Junction, the vacant lot-cum-weekend creative community space, where a Life-Size Mousetrap will be assembled and operating. How can you not be even a little intrigued?! Mark your calendar and make a point to attend this special event. No mind-altering substances necessary. Just bring your eight bucks and a sense of adventure. And keep an eye out for the group’s upcoming release, Mélodie Fantastique.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
On the other side of the energetic coin of bulging bands, mellow let’s-all-get-barefoot-and-hold-hands-in-a-rainbow Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has a new video for Child off their 2012 feel-good release, Here. It is truly beautiful, directed by Polish fan Michael Byra.
If you’re down under October 12-26th, check out the band with Mumford & Sons. They’ll also be at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin November 4th. Wherever you are, keep your eye out for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ upcoming 2013 recording.