Friday, October 19

In my other Short List preview this week, I give mention to the media saturation surrounding NYC up and comers White Rabbits. While it's great when a good band achieves a certain level of commercial success, there is also something great about a good band some how managing to fly under the “Pitchfork radar”. San Francisco's CUPIDS (that's right, all caps please) are such a band. An interesting blend of noisy, gothy, art rock (think a little Sonic Youth, a little Wire, a hard electronic influence, and tons of blustery Shoegazerisms) that flirts heavily with feedback as instrumentation; CUPIDS sculpt their own impressive sound. With a current touring schedule throughout the US and Canada, and a growing Myspace fan base, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before you’ll be sick to death of hearing about them. Now’s your chance to catch them before then!

Fri., Oct. 19, 9 p.m., 2007

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