Synthesis Band You’ve Never Heard of Band of the Day: Yellow Fever

Austin, Texas, twosome Yellow Fever had little control over the dwindling crowd at Nick’s Night Club in Chico, California this week. The headliner had canceled, and the band was forced to bear the brunt of being a foreign act…in a foreign town…at a foreboding hour of the night.

With a simple setup of a drum kit, a keyboard atop it (manned by drummer/keyboardist Adam Jones) and a guitar and bass leaned lazily on a stand (to be plucked by vocalist/bassist/guitarist Jennifer Moore), the duo persevered and parlayed a slacker-rock Blitzkrieg that included rudimentary single-string plunks and contrasting busy drum work/key work from Jones. Their music is a hybrid of late ’80s indie punk and ’00s garage rock revivalism – awkward and frail, but potent enough melody-wise to hold my attention for the majority of their performance. Highlights include Moore’s simultaneous guitar/drum performance, with Jones on bass in one of their poppier tunes (don’t ask me the name, they never said…)

The band is currently on a US tour. I suggest you give them a look-see…

Jul 17 2008 8:00P
The Twilight Bar w/ Magic Johnson, Little Party and the Bad Business(Seattle), and Mattress Portland, Oregon
Jul 18 2008 8:00P
Portland OR @ Dekum Manor w/New Bloods and Explode Into Colors Portland, Oregon
Jul 19 2008 9:00P
Seattle WA @ Wildrose w/Shackles, and the Lights Seattle, Washington
Jul 20 2008 8:00P
Olympia WA @BBQ Craig’s house Olympia, Washington
Jul 21 2008 8:00P
Missoula Montana @Badlander w/Pillar Saints Missoula, Montana
Jul 23 2008 7:00P
Red Light Books w/Twin Lull and Run Like The Wolf Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 24 2008 8:00P
Denver CO @ Hinoceropolis Denver, Colorado
Jul 25 2008 8:00P
tba w/ Liberty Leg Iowa City, Iowa
Jul 26 2008 8:00P
Newthingnow w/ U.S Girls + Pyrite Chicago, Illinois
Jul 27 2008 8:00P
UFO Factory w/ Gardens, Rootbear, and U.S. Girls Detroit, Michigan
Jul 28 2008 8:00P
Garfield Artworks w/ U.S. Girls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jul 29 2008 7:00P
MeatTown USA w/ Screaming Females, and U.S. Girls New Brunswick, New Jersey
Jul 30 2008 9:00P
Union Pool w/Jeffery Lewis + Great Lakes Brooklyn, New York
Jul 31 2008 8:00P
Death by Audio w/ U.S Girls + tba Brooklyn, New York
Aug 1 2008 9:00P
NYC@Cake Shop w/ Hologram, U.S Girls, + Hot Lava! New York, New York
Aug 3 2008 8:00P
Rumors Richmond, Virginia
Aug 4 2008 9:00P
The Spazzatorium Galleria! Greenville, North Carolina
Aug 5 2008 8:00P
Secret Squirrel//Crappy Party Athens, Georgia
Aug 6 2008 8:00P
Egan’s tuscaloosa, Alabama
Aug 7 2008 8:00P
P & H Cafe w/The Warble and Noise Choir Memphis, Tennessee
Aug 8 2008 8:00P
Hattiesburg MS@ Thirsty Hippo!! Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Aug 9 2008 8:00P
Saturn Bar w/ tba New Orleans, Louisiana
Aug 10 2008 8:00P
TBA Houston, Texas
Sep 22 2008 8:00P
Club 1808 w/ Thee Oh Sees Austin, Texas

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