Hipster and indie kids ahoy! There’s another super awesome and amazing concert on the horizon. As you remember, we last beseeched you to venture out to San Francisco on a Monday night to glimpse the beautiful Danish goddess, Oh Land. And this week we’re doing a double feature! There’s a wonderful and mysterious indie songstress headlining at the Fox Theater in Oakland tomorrow. We’ll save her for later (or you can cheat and Google her and ruin all the fun you big baby), because today we’re focusing on the fabulous opener. With a name that’s harder to spell than it is to say, “tUne-yArDs” is sure to bring the heat at tomorrow’s show.
“tUnE-yArDs” began as a music project of Merrill Garbus in Connecticut, and has since evolved into a wonderful music career. Almost all of the sounds (with the exception of bass player Nate Brenner) are created on the spot by Garbus herself. She records and layers drum loops and sing over them. Considering she’s a native of New England, her music has a sort of vibrant electricity. Most of her beats and songs give her a brilliant edge, a “tribal swag,” if you will. Her voice is loud and strong with a hint of androgyny, but her pitch is excellent, and hey, if she can hit those notes, more power to her. Either way, this isn’t really something that you often find in the stuffy (and sometimes WASP-y) northeast corner of the states.
Although Garbus recorded and released her own album on cassette (hipster level: advanced) in 2009, she was quickly signed and her first album was re-released later in the year. Last year, she released her second studio album, titled “W H O K I L L,” and has been touring and promoting the album since. Most recently, she performed at Coachella (BONUS POINTS) and now she’s coming to the Fox Theater stage. So what’re you waiting for? Update your Instagram, put on your fake Ray-Ban glasses and GET AT IT.
P.S. Check out the music video for the tUnE-yArDs single “Bizness” below!
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Tags:concerts, hipster, music, oakland, The Fox Theater, tune-yards
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