Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tonight at Maxwell's: Rebecca Gates of The Spinanes

Above: Video for "Lines and Lines" from The Spinanes' second album, "Strand."

Maxwell's in Hoboken has had some great shows in recent weeks and is continuing the string in the spring and summer (more on that in future posts). Tonight it's Rebecca Gates and the Consortium, supported by Tall Firs and Blue Cranes.

Gates is best known as half of the much-loved 1990s duo The Spinanes (along with Scott Plouf, who went on to become the drummer for Built to Spill). She hasn't been playing live much lately (she does art in addition to music), but she's been working on a new album, release date to be determined (Gates has a spare online presence, so it hasn't been easy to find out exactly what she's been up to).

Tonight's Rebecca Gates and the Consortium show starts at 8:30, and tickets are still available as of 2 p.m. I'm planning to head over to Maxwell's to see them. This is a great chance to see her live, though I'm sure she'll be playing out more when her new record comes out.

Rebecca Gates and the Consortium will also play at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Thursday.

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