This is gonna be a good one, trust me -- tonight at The Proletariat promises to be an (early) evening of bliss-the-fuck-out spacerock/ambient wonder. Headliners Caspian are damn good, at least going by the songs on their MySpace page; they're all majestic, distant guitars, thundering drums, and thick layers of fuzz, like a dirtier, less "Texan" Explosions in the Sky. Middle "band" (I think it's just one guy) Loren Dent takes a step further down the instro-rock scale towards out-and-out ambience, foregoing the guitar theatrics for washes of noise, delicate pianos, and ethereal melodies, and his disc, Empires and Milk, comes off like a slightly less cinematic Ulrich Schnauss. Opening the whole thing, though, is the best band of the evening, H-town's own Antarctica Starts Here, who combine some beautiful shoegazery guitars and head-nodding rhythms with vocalist Jenna's gorgeous voice.
The whole shebang starts early-early-early, at 6PM, which I know doesn't give you much time, but seriously, make the effort to get there early for ASH; it'll be well worth it. Find a chair, lean back, and drift off on the waves of MBV-esque guitar and sweet melodies...
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