When Bumbershoot rolls around each Labor Day Weekend, we tend to spend most of the long weekend hanging out with the nice folks from KEXP in their annual KEXP Secret Lounge. It is a magical, intimate live recording space for Bumbershoot’s finest to come and entertain a small crowd, and it is our favorite stage at the festival. Last year, one of our unexpected favorite performances here was Akron/Family.
Our friends at Tiny Mix Tapes wrote that Akron/Family’s “performances are the stuff of legends” and “festival stealers,” which we happen to wholeheartedly agree with. They walk a fine line between modern experimental folk and 1970s transcendent psychedelic rock. With energetic, visually interesting live performances and clever instrumentation, they’ve become a favorite amongst those who enjoy a more abstract, noisy sound.
While Akron/Family is definitely not a band that will appeal to a broad base of our readers, we’d highly encourage you to give them a try tonight at Neumos with Delicate Steve. They push the limits of “rock” and the end result is quite remarkable.
3/24 Akron Family/Delicate Steve @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: Tickets are $12 :: All Ages