4 p.m. / Ivan & Alyosha See preview. 5 p.m. / Kimo Muraki Hawaiian-born Kimo Muraki spends half his time as a member of the dance-electronica outfit Surrealized (he's also played with Fences, Aqueduct, Michael Vermillion, and, seriously, about 20 other local acts), but his solo work is devoid of any house or club influences. Muraki is a multi-instrumentalist—depending on the song, you may hear him playing everything from the banjo to the saxophone to the lap steel, all tied together by his gentle, lulling vocals. 6 p.m. / Cady Wire New York transplants Cady Wire have made themselves right at home among Seattle's folk-loving venues like the Tractor. This isn't just another jangly alt-country outfit, though. The band's sound has been described as "progressive country"—their songs are minimalist, spacious, and slow-moving, with delicate guitar picking and soft harmonies that evoke the miles of lonely, open plains that now separate them from New York. 7 p.m. / Yuni in Taxco Despite their misleading moniker, Yuni in Taxco's sound is derived more from surf pop than mariachi. Their tunes, as heard on their self-titled EP and their forthcoming full-length, Postprandial Depression, sway with upbeat melodies, fluttering guitars, and kinetic, tribal-inspired percussion. 8 p.m. / Massy Ferguson Massy Ferguson has been a mainstay of the local roots scene for four steady years now, carving their niche with bluesy guitar riffs and Ethan Anderson's hearty, classic Americana–styled vocals. The quartet recently signed with Spark & Shine Records, and will release their second full-length, Hard Water, later this month. 9 p.m. / Lindsay Fuller & the Cheap Dates Southern-bred Lindsay Fuller's deep, heaving vocals and somber stylings have local folk and country fans practically hurling Gillian Welch comparisons at her. And yes, her twangy, heart-spilling music may be dark and sorrowful, but Fuller's arresting talent, tightly backed by the Cheap Dates, is a spectacle worth sticking around for. 10 p.m. / The Young Evils The Young Evils is another case of a romance turned musical—in this case, KEXP DJ Troy Nelson, on guitar, shares vocal duties with girlfriend Mackenzie Mercer. (Mark Pickerel plays drums). The Evils' self-released debut, Enchanted Chapel, is full of Vaselines-style playful ditties, featuring simple guitar strumming and the pair's breezy harmonies. 11 p.m. / Ravenna Woods Ravenna Woods, a guitarist and two percussionists, makes music that's intriguingly unclassifiable, combining rapid acoustic guitar, chanting vocal melodies, fanciful three-part harmonies, almost tribal-sounding drumbeats, and the occasional xylophone. The resulting songs—whether folk, indie rock, or sacrificial chants to a pagan goddess—are lovely and mysterious. Midnight / Wild Orchid Children Nouveau hippies Wild Orchid Children like to align themselves with the Mother Earth kind of psychedelia—peyote, Ken Kesey, the strange story of Into the Wild, for which their forthcoming Equal Vision debut, The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp, is named. The sextet's music is accordingly caterwauling, ferocious, and utterly unpredictable.
Here's your complete guide to Reverb Festival 2010.