FUTURE THINGS ARE COMING >>>
Bay Area/New Zealand post-punk prodigies Legs dropped their album Pass the Ringo April 23 on LogLady Records. I was recently turned onto Legs, and a listen to their music nestles them comfortably in my repertoire between REM and The Vaselines.
With their vehicles full of music gear and road litter, the band is heading up the coast on tour behind their album with a stop at Olympia's Le Voyeur May 1.
"We are very pleased to have Legs performing," says John Manini, booker at Le Voyeur. "The stuff I have listened to is a pretty dreamy combination of the better elements of jangle pop, garage and a restrained wall of sound. It's not totally biting any of those in the ass so it doesn't sound tired or recycled and the vocal melodies and harmonies are fairly engaging."
Bringing in the local draw is below-the-radar rockers Vex, with their hot punk feel and aggressive female vocals.
"Every couple of years, downtown spawns a handful of bands that set the bar for what is going on in Olympia," says Manini. "They hit the kids hard with rad sounds and then go away for other projects or opportunities and make room for the next crop of bands and the cycle repeats. Vex is leading the charge right now."
LE VOYEUR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 6 P.M., ALL AGES, 404 FOURTH AVE. E., OLYMPIA, 360.943.5710